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Support Us

Stepping Stones DS is a charity that
receives no statutory funding.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to support us in any way.

Support Us

Make a donation

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.

Just Giving

If you would like to make a one-off or regular donation to Stepping Stones DS the quickest and easiest way is through our Just Giving page.

Alternatively, please email us for details of where to send a cheque or for our bank details for a Standing Order.

Text to Donate

Text to Donate: One-Off Donations

If you would like to make a one off donation please:

Text SSDSDONATE3 to 70490 to donate £3*

Text SSDSDONATE21to 70490 to donate £21*

Text SSDSDONATE10 to 70490 to donate £10*

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Text to Donate: Regular Donations

If you would like to make a one off donation please:

Text SSDSREGULAR3 to 70490 to donate £3*

Text SSDSREGULAR21to 70490 to donate £21*

Text SSDSREGULAR10 to 70490 to donate £10*

*Texts cost the value of your donation plus one standard rate message. If you wish to donate a different amount please text “SSDSREGULAR” or “SSDSDONATE” followed by your chosen donation to 70490.

Other ways to donate

Amazon Smile

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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!

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.  Just search for  Stepping Stones DS and choose Stepping Stones DS as your charity.  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. 

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Turn your everyday online shopping into FREE donations

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. Please search for Stepping Stones – Fleet.

Hold your own fundraiser

If you find a fundraising event that you would like to enter then please consider raising money for Stepping Stones.

Set up a Just Giving Fundraising Page

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 Just Giving and don’t forget to let us know about the challenge that you are taking on.

Facebook Fundraisers

You might also like to try a Facebook fundraiser

such as asking for people to donate to us as

your Birthday fundraiser.  Here’s how:

  1. On your Facebook account go to your ‘home’ page and look on the left-hand side column. You should see the ‘fundraiser’ option under “create” at the bottom. Click “fundraiser” and Facebook will walk you through the steps or you can set up your fundraiser HERE.

  2. Pick your charity (Stepping Stones DS).

  3. Set your fundraising goal and a timeframe. You can start with something small and achievable and see how it goes, you can always increase the amount if you want to.

  4. Invite people on your friends’ list – this is vital! Make sure you share your fundraiser on your timeline often to ensure all your friends and family see it!

  5. Make sure you thank people as they donate and watch your total rise! Your friends and family are donating to the Stepping Stones DS because of YOU, as they want to celebrate your birthday and for that we are truly grateful.