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How you can support us

 

Contact is a charity and needs to raise £250,000 a year to enable us to support vulnerable young women.

Your money will help us pay for running costs at the hostel, hardship funds, as well as comprehensive move-on packages.

Contact us for a fundraising pack:

Alison Cordingley – Fundraising Officer
Alison.Cordingley@contacthostel.co.uk or 0161 861 9806.

To find out more about the ways you can support us, click the buttons below:

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Donations

 

Contact has been offering local girls in need a safe place to live since it was founded in 1970.

You can send your donation to Contact or donate online by clicking here.  Don’t forget to add Gift Aid!

If you prefer you can set up a standing order by downloading, completing and returning this form to us at Contact, Contact Hostel, 339 Wilbraham Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8GL. Cheques should also be sent to this address.

We rely on the generosity of local people who support us with their kind donations of Easter and Christmas treats and everyday items such as basic clothing and toiletries, alongside financial donations.

No gift is too small and will make a very real difference to the lives of these vulnerable girls, many of whom arrive at our door with just the clothes on their back.

 

 
 
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£10

could buy stationery and other study materials
 
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£20

could buy kitchen utensils when a young person is ready to move on
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£150

could buy a phone and credit to help locate missing girls
 

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Fundraising 

 

There are so many ways you can get involved and help spread the word about the work we do at Contact. Here are just a few ideas:

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Corporate Support

 

We are fortunate to have been supported by many local companies over the years. We recognise the very real difference such connections can make. There are many ways your company can get involved, and by supporting a charity like Contact you are strengthening your links in the community. Here are just a few options of how you can get involved:
 

ADOPT A ROOM

It costs £17,212 to house and support a young girl for a year in one of our supported rooms.

Our Adopt a Room scheme will mean you will support the resident(s) of one of our 8 rooms for a whole year.

ADOPT CONTACT AS YOUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR

We can help support you throughout the year with ideas and materials to help offer a range of ways people can get involved in our work and help make a difference to the lives of all the young girls we support each year.

Please contact us direct and speak with the Manager Ruth Seabrook on 0161 861 9806 to arrange an initial meeting.

DRESS DOWN FRIDAY

Have a casual dress code on Fridays in return for donations, then ensure the proceeds go to Contact, every penny you donate goes directly towards helping a young homeless person.

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SHARE YOUR SKILLS

We are a small team at Contact so are always looking to add to our wealth of skills. If you could offer free expertise and time as part of your support then please do get in touch to discuss further.

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PAYROLL GIVING

This is a quick and easy way to support our work. Contact Alison.Cordingley@contacthostel.co.uk for help setting up payroll giving.

 

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Charitable Trusts

 

Charitable Trusts and foundations can help us to fund core costs, our good Memories Fund (to give the girls positive experiences to remember) and move-on finance.

If you are a member of a Trust, or have links to one, and would like to support us, we would love to hear from you. For more details please email our Fundraiser at Alison.cordingley@contacthostel.co.uk.

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Volunteer

 

We are always looking to increase our donor volunteers so if you can spare any time to host any fundraising activities then please do get in touch with Alison to discuss further.

Be an Ambassador – Are you good at public speaking? We are always in need of people who could speak about our work to local community groups or schools to help spread the word.

 

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Other ways to support Contact

 

From donating shares, to online shopping there are lots of ways you can raise money for Contact through everyday activities: