The Gauchers Association is funded solely by member's subscriptions and voluntary donations. The efforts and contributions of voluntary fundraisers and donors are fundamental for the Association to provide support and information to Gaucher patients, their families and medical professionals.
There are many ways you can support the Gauchers Association. Your support will help us continue our work and to encourage research.
The 2.6 Challenge
We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support the Gauchers Association via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
There are just five simple steps to take:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to The Gauchers Association or to set up a fundraising page
3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
4. Complete your challenge
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support The Gauchers Association and help to save the UK’s charities.
Virgin London Marathon - Sunday 4th October
We have filled all our places for the 2020 Virgin London Marathon on 26th April. Good luck to 'Team Gaucher' consisting of Brett, Jodie, Holly, Graham and Callum who will all be taking on this challenge in suppor of the Association.
We have 5 Golden Bond places for 2021 with two of these already reserved so if you are interested in this event do get in touch with Sarah in the office as they will not be around for long! By choosing to support the Gauchers Association we will help you set up an online fundraising page, provide you with a personalised running vest and supporter fundraising pack and keep in regular contact; unfortunately we cannot help with your training!
To enquire or sign up for any of our events contact Sarah in the office at email@example.com or 01453 549231
Request a Fundraising Pack
You may already know what fundraising you'd like to organise, in which case don't delay, request a fundraising pack now for everything you need to get started, or give the office a call on 01453 549231.
Our fundrasing packs include; balloons, thunder sticks, ponchos, bags, posters and sponsorship forms, Gauchers Association leaflets and T-shirts are avaliable on request.
Don’t forget to read about Gift Aid before you start your fundraising and learn how you increase your fundraising total by nearly 30 per cent with very little effort.
You can make a donation or set up an online sponsorship page for any fundraising idea you can dream up! Sponsored slim, sponsored mountaineer, sponsored bath in goat’s milk – the fundraising arena is yours.
We now accept donations through Facebook, just visit our Facebook page and click on the donate button. You can also create fundraising pages on this platform; thank you to everyone who has created birthday fundriasing pages to support us.
If you have any questions on how to do this get in touch with Sarah in the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01453 549231