There's lots of ways to get involved. We work with businesses, schools and community groups on everything from one-off events through to long-term partnerships. Here are just some of the ways you can raise funds and support the work of The Soma Leo Foundation and start changing lives today.

Fundraising events

Looking to hold a one-off fundraising event? Here's some ideas to get you started: bake sale, bake-off, raffle, sweepstake, quiz, treasure hunt, fun run/walk, charity auction, sporting tournament, talent show, fashion show, xx-a-thon, abseil, beard/head shaving, pre-loved sale, dress down day, coffee morning, guess the weight, name the teddy, swear box, Whose that Baby contest, give something up, board game night, plant sale, clothes swap...

In just a few steps  you can create your own Virgin Money Giving page for your event and all funds raised will go directly to the charity. You just need to organise it and get fundraising!

Charity of the year

Whether you're a business, school or community group you can support us with your charitable activity all year round, by making The Soma Leo Foundation your Charity of the Year. You can get your people involved in all types of fund-raising activity (see suggestions above), spread the word and join with us at our events. For employees who want to donate but don't necessarily want to take part, they can take advantage of payroll giving (more details below). We'll arrange for one of the charity's Trustees to visit you and talk to your staff, pupils or members about the charity and the impact of your support. We'll promote all of your activity through our website and social channels and support local media activity. We can also arrange bespoke marketing materials and be there to help you plan and execute your fund-raising programme. Please get in touch for more information.

Make a one-off or regular donation

The monthly cost for feeding one child is £5 and £14 covers a child's education and nourishment. You can make a one-off or monthly donation to help support individual children eat well and receive a good education. You can easily set up a donation at our Virgin Money Giving Page.

Long-term support

You can support a specific project, such as the cost of building a new classroom or funding specific running costs. You'll be involved in the decision on how the money you donate is spent. Please get in touch to discuss a bespoke programme for you.

Give as you earn

Payroll giving (known as Give As You Earn) is the most straightforward way to make a regular donation. If you already have a payroll scheme, you can promote the adoption of Soma Leo and encourage your staff to support our work. Payroll giving is a simple, tax efficient scheme allowing employees to give money to the UK charities of their choice. The money is deducted straight from the gross pay. Some companies also match or part match employee donations to specific causes. More than 8,500 employers in the UK currently operate a scheme and c. 2% of UK employees participate. If you don't have a scheme and are interested in setting one up, we will be delighted to help. Get in touch for more information.

Give as you Live

Give as you Live helps people raise money through their everyday online and in-store shopping. The scheme is linked to over 4,000 online retailers as well as dozens of retailers. As a thank you for sending sales to them, the retailers send a reward and this is passed on to your charity of your choice. You can choose The Soma Leo Foundation to receive funds as you go about your every day life. Find out more.

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