OverviewFor over 30 years Action on Disability has worked with disabled people in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. In this time we have dealt with thousands of vulnerable people within the borough and ultimately have made a positive difference in their lives. This work is ongoing and your support is vital in helping to keep these services, that so many count upon. Help us to continue our essential role in the community by getting involved and playing your part.
In the community
There are many ways to get involved and fundraise for Action on Disability. Be it sponsored cycle rides, marathons, coffee mornings, Morris dancing or just having a collection box we are always there to support you and get you to the finishing line.
As a locally based charity we are always keen to hear from potential ambassadors who support our vision of an inclusive society, free of disabling barriers, where all individuals are treated equally. If you want to make a difference and get involved in a local and worthy cause then please get in touch.
Leave a Legacy
A small percentage of our income comes from legacies. If you are thinking about writing your will, consider including AoD.
Thank you for deciding to Fundraise for Action on Disability. There are many different, fun and exciting ways you can raise funds from Adrenaline challenges and sporting events to tried and tested Fundraising ideas. Take a look at some of the ideas
There are a number of excellent races and events planned for 2011 in close proximety to London which we have listed below. We are looking to build a team for each event as this has a proven track record of success for raising funds.
Whether you are a first timer looking to negotiate 10 hard miles or a seasoned "Paula Radcliff" keen to beat your personal best, we're be there to support you and cheer you on all the way!
Choose from the list below or let us know about other events you wish to participate in or come up with your own fun run. The choice is yours!
According to the dictionary, Adrenalin, which is a hormone, increases the heart rate, contracts blood vessels, dilates air passages and participates in the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. The following list of activities are guaranteed to do this but once accomplished will bring on huge euphoria, bouts of laughter and overall a sense of achievement hard to beat. So if any of you are a Adrenalin junkies or maybe someone looking to beat their phobia of heights, then maybe this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Action on Disability have set up a number of adrenalin challenges using reputable and established companies who will make your dream a reality.
There are a number of excellent swimming events planned for 2011 in close proximety to London which we have listed below.
Whether you are a first timer looking to negotiate 10 laps of your local pool or a more seasoned professional keen to beat your personal best on something more challenging then there are a number of swims you can take part in.
Choose from the list below or let us know about other events you wish to participate in. Alternatively let us know about your own ideas and we can come up with some ideas.The choice is yours!
LegaciesOne of the best and most important ways to help is by including some form of gift to Action on Disability in your will. Gifts left in this way provide a useful form of funding for charities, with our ties within the community we would like to expand on this. In Hammersmith & Fulham there are between 35-45 thousand people with a long term illness or disability. At Action on Disability we look after no more than 5 thousand, it is the tip of the iceberg and we need to uncover more. Your gift will allow us to help others, broadening our services and providing better care and support in the community.
For more information about this very special way of supporting us, please see the information below or contact us if you have any further questions.
Guide to making a will.
Why should I have an up to date will.
A will is essential if you want your wishes to be carried out. Some people think that even if they do not have a will that everything will go to their family. This is not always the case.
Dependent on what your estate is worth, you may be liable to Inheritance tax. If for example it exceeds £325,000 then you may be liable. A gift to Action on Disability is exempt from Inheritance tax, reducing your liability. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on this.
What can I leave
We would be immensly grateful for any gift,in any form. You can include a share of your estate(residuary gift), a fixed sum of money (percuniary gift) or a specific item.
What should I do next?
An estimated 88% of people who support a charity have already made their wills and who they wish to support when they are gone. Any one of them could tell you how easy it is. All you need to do is contact a solicitor who specialises in wills to have one drawn up or ammended.
Corporate FundraisingYour company could make a big difference to the lives of disabled people. Your managers could join our business board and use their expertise to help grow our charity. A donation of £300 would support a young disabled person to learn outdoor skills as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. Your staff could run a team building fundraiser and then visit Action on Disability to see the results of their hard work.
How we work with companies big and small
Action on Disability is working with GlaxoSmithKline to provide supported internships for 12 young people with learning difficulties. So far, half have secured jobs and the rest have glowing testimonials to show to prospective employers.
Over 200 accessible local businesses have joined the Action on Disability loyalty card to save disabled people money and to keep people shopping locally. Member businesses display our logo and offer disabled people with a loyalty card a discount. Most of them host a collection tin for Action on Disability which brings in a regular income for our work.
Local business woman Emma xxxx is a member of our business board. She brings her expertise as an entrepreneur and manager of a busy care services business to Action on Disability. The board helped Action on Disability challenge its attitude to risk and to set up a social enterprise.
What can we offer you?
As a local charity we have been a bit shy about what we can offer big businesses but we do have a lot to offer. For example Action on Disability Trustee Baroness Wilkins would be delighted to give you a tour of the Houses of Parliament or we can give your staff disability equality training that will inspire them and improve their customer service.
We have a wish list of things we need and lots of ideas about how you can help. But perhaps you have some ideas of your own. Call us to discuss what you need from us and what you can offer.
If you want to find out more about the philosophy that underpins our work click here philosophy.
Community FundraisingAction on Disability has existed in the borough for over 30 years providing support and advice for disabled people. We provide essential services, campaign for equality and support disabled people to take up opportunities, make their own choices and live independently.
We are proud to be a pivotal part of this community and we strive to raise awareness and money by a host of fundraising activities. The events and ideas that we formulate are only made possible by the support we receive from you the community and the dedication you show in helping us to achieve our mission.
What do we do
We have fun, we raise money, we engage with our community, we look to make a difference.
Supermarket Collections Through our relationship
with Sainsburys, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer we have raised over £8000 through collections and donations. Much of this money has gone towards our youth service, allowing young disabled people the chance to complete their Duke of Edinburgh awards. To join us on our next collection, please get in touch.
In the last 2 years we have produced a Disabled Fashion show featured in Vogue, an annual raffle, two outdoor events featuring music and entertainment, horse racing evenings, cake days and a myriad of other fundraising activities which local people have supported and have helped to run subsequently raising a further £20,000. Thanks, we could not do it without you.