HOW TO SUPPORT:
There are many ways you can support Compass Disability Services and not all of them will cost you extra money!
Read more below about how you can be an incredible help to us with our fundraising.
Shop online and raise money! Sign up for free to easyfundraising to raise money for Compass Disability Services, it will cost you nothing and give you a warm fuzzy feeling that you are doing something for charity.
Simply go to easyfundraising and sign up choosing Compass Disability Services as your charity of choice, then use the links to take you to the retailer you wish to purchase from. Then shop as normal and a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to you. When you have successfully registered and raised your first £5, we will receive an additional £5 donation!
Easyfundraising is completely FREE, plus you'll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself!
Are you one of the 6.4m people that use an online search engine every day? Did you know you can raise money for Compass Disability Services while you search?
Easysearch combines the results of search engines such as Yahoo!, Bing and Ask to ensure you can always find what you’re looking for. But the fantastic thing is that EVERY TIME you search, half a penny is raised for Compass Disability Services.
Set http://cds.easysearch.org.uk as your home page and raise money for Compass Disability Services with every online search you make.
GIVE A CAR:
A real bangers and cash idea!
Give A Car is able to collect any car or vehicle from anywhere in the UK, at no cost to you. Give A Car also cares for the environment, and cars that are not auction-able are de-polluted, recycled and disposed of in accordance with DVLA and Environmental Agency guidelines. A minimum of 85% of the weight of your car is recycled, and each car raises an average of £80 for charity.
Thank you for considering making a regular donation to Compass Disability Services. Your donation will help us to continue to improve the quality of life for disabled people in the region.
It is simple to set up a regular donation by completing one of the forms below. Then send the first page to your bank or building society, and the second page to Compass Disability Services at the freepost address provided on the form.
Thank you for your support.
To make a one-off donation:
Or cheques can be made payable to Compass Disability Services and posted to:
Compass Disability Services
Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, TA1 1BH
Don't forget that you can gift aid your donation too. Please complete the gift aid form (below) and return to Compass Disability Services:
Your company can make a real difference to Compass Disability Services and the work that we do to improve access to all services and facilities for disabled people in the South West. You could choose to target your giving to a particular project or your company may choose to support Compass Disability Services as a whole, enabling us to develop even more projects and services that support disabled people in our region.
We can work in partnership with employees and businesses in many different ways, for instance you could help:
Encourage staff to get involved in fundraising events to support our work.
Make donations to help fund our work.
Provide a free venue and hospitality for our Annual General Meeting.
Provide pro bono legal advice on a range of key area
Engage staff in a range of volunteer roles including as Trustees for the charity.
Choose us as your Charity of the Year.
We can help you achieve your business and corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. We offer you excellent opportunities to work with a leading, highly respected local charity.
Some of the benefits to you:
Positive PR coverage and increased brand awareness.
Increases in product sales.
Positive positioning of your brand to key audiences.
Additional marketing routes for your brand and products.
Excellent opportunities for your employees to engage in team building activities and events.
Some of the benefits to your staff:
Many companies are interested in how they are perceived by existing and prospective employees. Research has proved that a clear indication of commitment to charity support is rated highly by potential applicants and existing staff.
Offering your staff the opportunity to work together and support Compass Disability Services can lead to concrete short and long-term business benefits:
Enhanced team spirit and motivation.
Cross-corporate commitment to an agreed cause.
Lower staff turnover and greater productivity.
Increased 'employer brand' value as a progressive, socially responsible company.
Enhanced corporate image among shareholders, customers and the local community.
We can work closely with you to determine the activities that will work best for your managers and staff. There are several ways in which you could support the organisation. All donations are promoted through the media unless otherwise requested.
A CASH DONATION IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO SUPPORT COMPASS DISABILITY SERVICES:
Donation of Products
From time to time Compass Disability Services holds raffles, auctions or uses gifts to promote engagement with the organisation.
Work Release Days
As a charity Compass Disability Services often finds it necessary to engage specific specialist support e.g. legal or financial professionals. If you are able to provide short term specialist support then we would be very happy to discuss this with you.
If you have any questions about how your company can support Compass Disability Services or if you would like us to come and present to your team, please contact Richard Pitman CEO on 01823 282823 or 0330 3330089 or
MAKING A WILL:
Once you have ensured that proper provision has been made for your loved ones, you may then want to consider using your will to improve the quality of life for disabled people by leaving a legacy to Compass Disability Services. Even a small amount can significantly benefit the people that we work with.
It is important that our full name, address and charity number is used in full. Where abbreviations are used, a bequest can be deemed doubtful if contested at a later stage and may require direction from the Treasury Solicitor, which may involve the Executors of the Will and cause additional trouble and possible expense.
Compass Disability Services recommends that you seek independent legal advice if you have any concerns relating to your will.
We would suggest the following wording be used to ensure your wishes are accurately followed:
I give **% of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to Compass Disability Services (Registered Charity No: 1099376) of Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of Compass Disability Services shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.
I give the sum of £** pounds to Compass Disability Services (Registered No: 1099376) of Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Compass Disability Services shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.
IN MEMORIAM DONATIONS:
When someone close to you dies, you may want to consider asking, that instead of sending flowers, donations be made in their memory to Compass Disability Services.
By remembering a loved one in this way you are ensuring that their memory will live on through improved quality of life for many disabled people now and in the future. Please click on the picture for advice on how you can easily make your wishes known to your loved ones.
If you wish Compass Disability Services to receive “In Memory” donations when you die, it may be helpful to inform your executor, using the wording supplied here, to keep with your Will. Do not attach anything to your will as this may invalidate it.
TO MY EXECUTOR
I wish that, instead of flowers being sent to my funeral, donations be sent to Compass Disability Services, of Unit 11-12 Belvedere trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH. Registered Charity Number 1099376.
Your name ____________________________________
SOMERSET WEST LOTTERY:
Somerset West Lottery was created in 2017 by Somerset West and Taunton Council. Set up to support community projects in the local area, Somerset West Lottery operates on the principle of raising money within the community for the community.
A ticket for Somerset West Lottery costs £1 a week and 60p will go directly to good causes!
By playing the Somerset West Lottery and choosing to support Compass Disability Services, you will help us to reach out to others and put on activities that make a real difference in the lives of those who take part.