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Your Donations make the Difference!

Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland is a local charity that relies on support from the wider community to continue our support for autistic children, young people, adults and their families throughout the north of Scotland. 

 

Donated funds enable us to offer and provide a welcoming and appropriate autism-friendly environment, a greater range of activities and outings, specialised play equipment, and resources that assist in the development of social communication and interaction skills and facilitate integration with the local community.

£10

can pay for art & crafts equipment for a play session or buy a small sensory toy such as Puffer Ball – a brightly coloured, soft, rubber ball which stimulates the senses and is ideal for children with Autism to play with.

£50

can pay for an outing at playscheme for 8-12 children or  buy a PECS folder (Picture Exchange Communication System) – an alternative communication intervention package for those with autism who have little or no communication ability, enabling them to communicate using pictures.  

£200

can pay for 4 hours of 1:1 support for a child, young person or adult, or buy a sensory light projector with liquid mood wheels – ideal for sensory environments where the slowly changing shapes of liquid & colour are extremely calming enabling children & adults to relax without the need to concentrate.

£1000

can pay for 6 sessions of 1:1 support at our playscheme, cover running costs of our minibus for one month or  buy a sensory sound activated bubble tube which recognises defined noises made by the user to change its colour – encouraging children  to be engaged & active whilst remaining calm.  

Giving Online

Individuals and organisations can make a regular or one-off financial contribution to A-ND via our online fundraising page. We are registered on JustGivingCrowdfunder and EasyFundraising.  

Every single donation, no matter how big or small, really does make a difference to the lives of the people we support, with all the money contributing to the work of the charity.

If you are a UK taxpayer, we can also automatically claim an extra 25% in Gift Aid from the government on every donation at no extra cost to you. That means that a £10 donation can become £12.50. This makes an enormous difference so please make sure you tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer.

Giving Offline

If you prefer to make donations offline, you can:

  • Send us a cheque

  • Send us a postal order

  • Make a direct BACS transfer

  • Set up a standing order to make a recurring monthly payment 

  • Visit our offices

 

If you would like to make a BACS transfer or set up a standing order, please contact us for more information.

There are lots of easy and fun ways you can fundraise to contribute to the valuable work we do throughout the North of Scotland. All the money raised goes directly towards helping people supported by A-ND.

Fundraising

Fundraising Ideas


Want to raise money to support A-ND, but not sure where to start? Here’s a list of ideas that might help inspire you:

 

Hold a bake sale
Run a guessing game, such as “guess how many sweets are in the jar”
A naming game – ask people to guess the name of a teddy bear
Organise a sponsored silence
Give something up, e.g. chocolate
Host a quiz night
Hold a party
Set up a musical performance
Organise a fancy dress event
Run a raffle
Get active – take part in an organised sponsored walk or run (or organise one yourself)
Run a games day – challenge friends and family
Organise an arts & crafts fair – make cards, jewellery or art to sell
Do you know of a business who might adopt us as their charity for a year?


Fundraising Online 


JustGiving — A-ND is officially registered on JustGiving, an online fundraising platform, so you can easily raise money online. It’s a simple, quick and efficient way of fundraising so that your family and friends can sponsor you at any time from any place – which means you can spend less time collecting money and more time raising it! Simply click on our JustGiving link to get started.


Amazon Smile — Did you know you can shop and raise free donations for A-ND through Amazon Smile? You can do this by shopping online through Amazon by selecting us as your charity. There is absolutely no extra nor hidden fees to you and to A-ND when you shop using Amazon Smile and it can make a huge difference to us. 

If you would like any support in your fundraising for us please contact us.

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