Donate and Support Us

Everything we do is funded through donations and grants

We do not charge our members as we believe that there are enough extra costs involved with bringing up a child with additional needs, and also we do not want costs of an activity to prohibit any of our members from attending.

Because of this we have to raise thousands of pounds every month to keep running. We rely on the kind donations of supporters and our members’ fundraising efforts to keep running.

If you would like to make a one-off or regular donation to Stepping Stones DS the quickest and easiest way is through our Virgin Giving page, alternatively, please email us for details of where to send a cheque or for our bank details for a Standing Order.

Donate through Virgin Giving

Other ways to donate to Stepping Stones

Donate by Text

Simply text SSDS21 £5 to 70070 to donate to Stepping Stones DS and make a difference today.

Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon then every time you checkout you could be helping us support our members and their families, and it won’t cost you a penny!

Amazon Smile – you shop. Amazon gives, it’s Amazon’s way of donating to the causes their customers care about.  When you shop via the dedicated Smile website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchases to your nominated charity.  It’s no different from shopping on the regular Amazon site.  You’ll pay the same prices and enjoy the same benefits (for example if you’re signed up to their Prime service).  However, you must checkout via the Amazon Smile website for us to receive a donation.

Q. How do I choose Stepping Stones DS as my Charity?
A. You can select us as your charity on the Amazon Smile website. Click on ‘Your Account’ and then ‘Change Your Charity’ and then in the search box type ‘Stepping Stones DS’

Once you’ve selected us you’ll see the following message.

Then you are all ready to go.

Shopping via Desktop
Once you’ve selected us, just remember to use the dedicated website and shop as normal – remember to bookmark the page, as you must check out on the Amazon Smile website for us to get the donation.  Your basket will be the same on both Amazon’s regular site and their Smile site.  Already started shopping?  Don’t worry, you can just switch over to the Amazon Smile site before checkout without having to start again.

Shopping via the Amazon App on mobile or tablet
You can’t currently use Smile on the Amazon app, so the easiest thing to do is to save the Amazon Smile check out page as a bookmark on your homescreen.  Then you can use the app as normal.  Once you’re ready to check out just open the bookmark, where your Amazon basket will be waiting.

Give As You Live

Give as you Live Online is the free and easy way to raise free funds for Stepping Stones DS, simply by shopping online.

Join for free today via and start raising when you shop at over 4,100 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and we’ll direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for charity!

From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise hundreds of pounds from all your online purchases. Grab your cape and join our 100,000 other Giving Heroes…

Sponsored Events

If you find a fundraising event that you would like to enter then please consider raising money for Stepping Stones. You can get up a sponsorship page on Virgin Money Giving and don’t forget to let us know about the challenge that you are taking on.

Shop through Easy Fundraising

If you are going to be shopping online then please consider linking to the shop through this page. If you are shopping with one of their affiliates then Stepping Stones will receive a payment. Link to Easy Fundraising – Please search for Stepping Stones – Fleet.

Order name tapes through Easy2name

If you need to buy labels for school clothing, books, bags etc then please consider buying them through Easy2name as they donate money to Stepping Stones for each purchaser that puts Stepping Stones DS in the code box.