We are very grateful to everyone who supports our work in many different ways.
We would not be able to provide such an excellent service without every single person. If you are able, please consider helping us. There are many different ways that this can be done, including:
- Donating Goods
- Fundraising for us
- Corporate Support
- Spreading the word
You can help us financially; both regularly through standing orders or ‘Give As You Earn’, but also by a one-off donation. You can also now donate safely directly using the button below.
Committed support is very helpful in assisting us to set budgets and to plan ahead. It makes an enormous difference to our work and helps us improve the services we can offer.
Can you join us at any of our annual fundraising events? Please see our diary for details.
In a variety of different ways: befriending, gardening, office work, helping at events etc. You can offer as much or as little time as you can spare. Your help is always appreciated.
You can help us by donating good-quality clothing, furniture, homeware, books, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac or unwanted gifts to our two shops. We can also accept electrical items, which we will PAT Test. To find out more about our shops in Tolworth and Surbiton, please call Jo at our Tolworth shop on 020 8399 3136. We are able to collect large items such as furniture, free of charge. Please call the above number to arrange collection from our friendly team.
April 2020 update During the Covid-19 pandemic, both our shops are closed, and our van is unable to collect donations. If you are taking this time to declutter, please keep your donations safe for the time being. We look forward to receiving your donations once again when it is safe for us to reopen.
Fundraising For Us
Easyfundraising.com is a website where you can raise funds for The Fircroft Trust just by shopping online – at no extra cost to you.
If you already use online stores such as Amazon, M&S and HMV, simply use the link www.easyfundraising.org.uk/fircrofttrust when you shop, and at no extra cost to you we’ll receive a donation of up to 15% from each purchase you make.
More than 2000 well-known retailers are featured, and you go directly to each retailer’s own website.
We are very grateful to all the companies who have supported us over the years.
Did you know that many large companies will match fund any donation given to a charity by an employee? That is well worth checking out if you work for a large company.
We have also benefitted from a range of companies who have supported us through their staff fundraising, CSR activities and team building days. If your company would like to run their own fundraising event or send us staff to spend some time volunteering at the Fircroft Centre (and bonding in the process), please do email us email@example.com. We have had help over the years with gardening, decorating, laying on afternoon tea, giving art & craft sessions, leading music and dance activities and much more!
We are also very grateful to businesses who have donated goods or vouchers. These are always gratefully received as they make excellent raffle prizes for our events!
If you would like to recycle directly; on your own or with a group of friends or colleagues, log onto www.recycle4charity.co.uk (telephone 01273 400 185), register your name, nominate The Fircroft Trust from the list and then receive free recycling envelopes to use as and when you wish. On the website you can also find out how to donate toner cartridges.
Thank you for supporting us and at the same time cutting pollution!
Spreading The Word
We are very keen to raise awareness of our work in the community and also to highlight issues surrounding mental health problems. Would you consider giving copies of our newsletter to friends and/or neighbours? Do you know of a group that might like to hear what we have to say?
If you can’t help us, maybe you know someone who can!
Julie, a Fircroft Centre client, was finally feeling well again and had been able to return to work part time when she was told that she needed to be re-assessed by the benefit office. Unfortunately, Julie perceived it to be aggressive, contributing towards her relapse. Needing admission, Julie was admitted into Kingston Hospital, as there were no places in the one mental health and wellbeing ward still open in the borough. She was fortunate to remember that Fircroft would support her on day-support. Once back out in the community, she attended Fircroft daily, with staff helping her through her recovery.
Pamela is married and has a family. She has bi-polar and is a frequent attendee of Fircroft as her illness is recurrent. When she is going through a crisis, Pamela takes herself off to Fircroft where she knows she can get the support she needs. She has found that when she contacts the Community Mental Health team’s crisis line, she often gets a voicemail, which she finds distressing.
On recovering from her episode, Pamela is able to cope without any support and is very active in the community.
Pamela’s husband is very grateful that Fircroft is able to support her, as it also gives him respite during the day, to care for the rest of the family.