With rising energy bills and the cost of living increase, money is understandably tight for many people right now. If you’re looking to give to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, but you’re feeling a little bit cash strapped, below are a few ideas to help us with little or no cost.
- Volunteer your time
One of the easiest ways to help us as a charity is by pledging your time and helping us with bucket collections, tin collections at local events or by hosting talks on our behalf. You can pledge as little or as much time as you can offer and all support is greatly appreciated. https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/volunteer-for-us/
- Donate your unwanted clothing
If you’re having a clear-out, you can donate your unwanted clothing and shoes to our textile banks situated throughout the county. Working with our recycling partners, Recycling Solutions, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance receive an agreed percentage of the sale of the recycled materials. Good quality items which can be reused are sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide.https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/get-involved/recycling/
- Shop with Give As You Live
Did you know that when you sign up to shop with Give as you Live and choose us as your selected charity, the retailers you shop with will make a donation to YAA for every purchase you make?
It’s completely free to use, and the funds raised help us to keep providing our vital life-saving service.
With over 6000 retailers participating in the scheme, you will be sure to find what you are looking for. Set up your Give as your Live account here.
- Donate on your birthday or a special occasion
Do you have a birthday or special occasion coming up? Why not consider asking guests to give a donation to Yorkshire Air Ambulance in your name instead of a gift. https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/support-us/in-lieu/
- Fundraise for us
You can plan many simple fundraising activities with little or no cost, such as a sponsored walk or run. We can help you with sponsorship forms and merchandise, all you need to do is take part.
- Get social media savvy
Sharing is caring. If you are social media savvy and enjoy having a good scroll through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, another easy way of supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance is by sharing our posts with your friends and family.
- Leave a donation in your will
Leaving a donation in your will is something that won’t financially affect you right now, but could help many of our patients in the future and protect Yorkshire Air Ambulance as a charity for many years to come.https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/support-us/leaving-a-gift-in-will/