Ways to help

Architectural detail inside the churchWe are an informal group of busy people – we don’t expect a particular level of commitment from anyone: we all give whatever and whenever our circumstances allow. Some of us contribute with ideas at occasional meetings, others donate money and others are generous with their skills and experience.

There’s no need to even know whether or how you might want to contribute – we’d just love to hear from you if you care about our church building.

Five ways to help…

This page gives four key ways in which you can help us raise the funds needed – telling us your ideas, coming to our meetings, donating directly to the cause, or having your own fundraising event.

1. Fundraise for the church:

Fundraising doesn’t have to be just for the sporty! There are in fact a number of ways you can fundraise for us, and most don’t require running shoes.

Here are some ideas:

  • Getting married? There is a growing trend for couples to ask for donations to charity instead of wedding gifts. When they decide to get married many couples today already have homes kitted out with all they need – in fact, often they need to reduce their possessions when moving from two fully furnished houses to one!
  • Celebrating a milestone? Why not ask your friends and family to donate instead of giving you presents this year when you celebrate your birthday, wedding anniversary or other special day? It’s easy to set up a Special Day fundraising webpage – see below for more information.
  • Do you have sporty children? A sponsored walk or cycle can give children a chance to have fun and get involved in helping save the a building which is about one hundred times older than them! It’s simple to set up a sponsorship page, and upload a mini slideshow of your photos.
  • Ready to dig out the running shoes yourself? Whether you are a cyclist, marathon-runner, or swimmer, we’d be so grateful if you would consider taking on the sporting challenge of your choice in aid of the Friends of Caldecote Church.

So, you’ve decided on an event or special occasion – what next?

Simply click the button to create your fundraising page…

Create your fundraising page

…And take it from there. You can set target amounts, tell your friends about your fundraising page, and your friends can leave messages of encouragement along with their donation.

2. Donate to the cause:

The funds that are donated directly by supporters each year bring us a real and tangible step closer to our fundraising targets. There are two easy ways to give:

  1. By cheque or standing order – Download and print out a Friends of Caldecote Church Donation Form
  2. By credit card – Click the Donate Now button below. Your donation – which can be one-off or regular, named or anonymous – is processed by the respected CharityGiving website. CharityGiving not only process your donation securely, but also reclaim Gift Aid for us if you are a UK taxpayer – so that your donation is worth about 25% more to us.

Donate now

3. Shop at Amazon!

One simple and FREE way for you to help is to use this button to get to Amazon’s site to make your purchases:

It costs you nothing extra to you but can make a big difference to us!

4. Tell us your ideas:

Drop us a line by email or give us a call if you’ve got an idea for fundraising or would like to contribute in some other way. Full details on the Contact us page.

5. Come to our next meeting:

Why not come along when we have our next meeting? You can keep in touch and get immediate notice of upcoming meetings by subscribing to our RSS feed. Click the orange icon at the top right of the page, and choose how you would like to get updates. Choose your email programme (eg Outlook) to get an email when we add a new item to the website, to keep in touch with what’s going on.