With Covid-19 having a huge impact on our fundraising, we need your help now more than ever. The global pandemic, which put the country into Lockdown, has led to the cancellation of many of our fundraising events. If you want to get involved and be a part of Rosie May’s legacy there are plenty of ways to do so, from donating, to visiting the projects or sponsoring a child, there’s something for everyone. This post explains the details about donating, sponsoring and our emergency appeal.
Donations are a key part of keeping the foundation alive and ensuring women and girls in our care are kept safe, fed, and educated. The size of your donation is a personal choice, a little money can go a long way, but the more you’re able to give the better! Donations can be made as a single transaction or as a monthly direct debit payment. Monthly payments provide security for families and ensure that we are using your donations in the most efficient way!
How to make a donation
Fundraiser Helen Tyrell said “Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving- they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate- saving time and cutting costs for the charity” Helen’s JustGiving page
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01949 358745.
Why do people donate?
Where your money goes
|Female Farmers Supporting Women to expand their skills to further embed them into their local community. Help fund the 2nd floor of the community building where the collective is selling produce and help hundreds of families gain fresh produce.||The Future is Pink Training mums to drive tuk tuks for other mums and children, help provide personal safety for over 300 women and girls every week. Your donation will help fund training for more drivers and the manufacturing of more pink tuk tuks which are so desperately needed|
|Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives We have been working tirelessly to respond to the challenges of Coronavirus and have offered help to those in our local community. We are using “Rosie the Little Pink Tuk Tuk” to help vulnerable families by training volunteers and delivering essential goods.|
|Girls Can Surf In the 2004 Asian tsunami, many people grew fearful of water and 80% of those who drowned in Sri Lanka in the tsunami were women and children (Oxfam). The project aims to educate women on water safety and provide empowerment to allow them to become positive role models by challenging cultural barriers.||Keeping families in the Community This project aims to reintegrate survivors of trafficking into families and prevent the most vulnerable from being trafficked again, by strengthening families in the community. The project also aims to ensure all girls complete their secondary education ( up to age 18).|
COVID- 19 Appeal
We are on the brink of a hunger pandemic. We have been providing food parcels to feed the families in Sri Lanka and as of May 2020, we have been able to feed 1000 people since the start of lockdown. There are still so many families suffering from no income and struggling to buy basic necessities!
Our families have told us their reality is either COVID-19 or starvation and have said “they would rather die from COVID”
To try and help reduce the number of families suffering from starvation we have put together food parcels which include;-
Any donation you would like to make to our appeal is greatly appreciated. We are aiming to raise £10,000 and so far we have raised over £8,000! A little money goes a long way and can help fund food parcels and save lives.
£15 per month will feed an extended family (up to six people: grandparents, parents, and children) for a WHOLE month!
Mary Storrie the Founder of the Rosie May Foundation said “Thank you for your incredible support to date we have now fed over 1,000 mums, children and their extended families since lockdown. We do of course need to continue feeding families for some time as it will take a while for them to get back on their feet. Please give if you can.”
To donate please click here which will take you to our JustGiving page.
If you’re looking to give something extra, sponsorship is a great way to do so. Sponsoring a family means a regular monthly donation will be used to aid a family through their education, food, lifestyle, and work, from training to transport to school your money will make a huge difference.
What does it cost?
For just £25 a month you can sponsor a family in Sri Lanka or Nepal, giving them an education and helping them achieve their full potential. £25 is the average donation, but currently, we have donations ranging from £3 a month to over £100 a month, so it is completely up to you but know that 100% of your sponsorship goes to your sponsored family.
What does the sponsorship provide?
- Additional activities – IT/English/Sport/Dance/Counselling
- Clothing / school uniform –
- Health Education/ Career Guidance
- Transport to school
As you can see, your generous donations provide a huge scope of opportunity and aid to people in need. The more we are able to raise and the more monthly supporters we have, the more lives we are able to change.
Why is my sponsorship important?
Sponsorships are vital in unlocking the potential of girls to give them the best start in life. It provides quality education for young women aged 3-18 years. When your girl reaches 18, depending on circumstances, you may be able to continue your sponsorship to aid them in their vocational training or higher education. This is widely encouraged to ensure your child achieves independence and has access to all the opportunities presented to them.
How to become a sponsor?
To set up your sponsorship visit this link, which will take you to our designation Sponsorship JustGiving page. The site will guide you through the process and take the necessary details in just 4 simple steps.