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Being a charity is always a challenge and although we do receive some funding to deliver our services, we also rely heavily on donations and on our own fundraising to help to keep our services going. Did you know that 37% of our services are not funded? That is why we need you to #Helpusfly

Get involved

If you would like to get involved by supporting our charity, there are a number of ways you can help:

  • Make a donation online or via social media via JustGiving, PayPal or AmazonSmile
  • Participate or Volunteer in our fundraising events
  • Arrange a fundraising event on our behalf
  • Get your organisation involved with a fundraising event, or name us as your Charity of the Year
  • Leave us a legacy in your will

Why not try one of these fun activities as a way of fundraising on behalf of the Dove Service:

  • Arrange a cake sale
  • Get sponsored to skydive
  • Do a sponsored swim or bike ride
  • Organise a quiz night with a raffle
  • Get sponsored to run a marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K

To download a Sponsor Form, just click on the link below:

Helpusfly – Sponsor Form

 

How your company can help us

As a company you may have had some of your employees who have been helped by us or you might think that we are a suitable partner to help fulfill you organisation’s corporate social responsibility. You could helpusfly by

  • Get your organisation involved with a fundraising event, or name us as your Charity of the Year
  • Organise a raffle with the 1st prize being a ‘duvet day’ – giving a member of your staff an extra day off
  • Would your company like to officially sponsor an event or our Annual Conference?
  • Please do get in touch with our Fundraising Team if your company would like to help us (email us at enquiries@thedoveservice.org.uk)

To download a Sponsor Form, just click on the link below:

Helpusfly – Sponsor Form

Fundraising – Take a look who’s already helped us fly in 2017/18 #Helpusfly

Stoke Running

Stoke-on-Trent Festival of Running

On July 15, 2018, the city will come alive with a host of running events suitable for everyone from the seasoned marathon runner to younger people hoping to find a lifelong love of pavement pounding.
The event will see racers of all ages and abilities taking in a host of iconic sights of the city with races leaving both the bet365 Stadium and Vale Park. Runners can enjoy five main races: a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon, a 5k Run, a Fun Run and an Oatcake Run.
Lee Parrish and Steven Talbot are kindly raising funds for The Dove Service by taking part in the Half Marathon.

We managed to catch up with Lee during his preparations for the race and he stated

“The Dove Service was a big factor because I find fundraising for a charity that you  know, or especially family and friends who have been involved in the organisation,  more personal and drives us on to raise as much as possible for a great cause”.

If you would like to help Lee & Steven in raising funds for the Dove Service, then you can donate by clicking on the links to their individual “Just Giving” Pages.

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Lee Parrish – “Just Giving”Steven Talbot – “just Giving”

Longton Garden of Remembrance – Christmas Remembrance Service

A massive thank you to Susan Whitmore, Manager at Longton Garden of Remembrance, who organised their Christmas Remembrance service on Tues 5th December 2017.

S-O-T Male Voice Choir and Werrington Ladies Choir provided the singing, remember a loved one on the Christmas Tree, along with a prize raffle, tea/coffee and cakes available on the night.  The event was very well attended by family and friends remembering their lost loved ones and and all funds raised, equating to over £170.00, was donated to the Dove Service.

Thank you once again Susan for all your fundraising efforts!

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Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall

A huge thank you to Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall who organised a charity auction evening at Eccleshall Cricket Club on 29th September 2017.  Funds were raised  for Holy Trinity Church and the Dove Service.

The evening provided much entertainment with many auction prizes up for grabs and a tasty ploughman’s supper on offer for the guests!  We are very grateful to receive a cheque for the sum of £300.00 from the fundraiser – thank you very much!

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We did it …! 

Lillians Law Trust raised £500 for bereavement counselling in Lillian’s memory by hosting a charity ball.

A photo of Lillian Groves

A photo of Lillian Groves

Lillian Groves was hit by a speeding car outside her home in 2010. Lillian’s Law was passed in 2014 creating tougher sentences for drivers under the influence of drugs. To find out more, visit Lillian’s Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela raised £429.09 at Sainsbury’s in Biddulph

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…and Nina ran the London Marathon and raised £410. Thank you flyers!

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Thank you for your continued support of the Dove Service

Do you need some support? Are you worried about someone?

Please ring the office on 01782 683155, a member of staff will be able to talk to you about our referral process and send you more information. Alternative click below to use our confidential enquiry form.