Fundraising

Every year we raise money so that Oundle Mencap can continue to exist – and we are constantly amazed by the generosity of our supporters.

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The fees we charge for the Summer Holiday are heavily reduced so that no-one is prevented from applying for a place for financial reasons. We therefore do lots of fundraising every year to make sure OSMH can take place.

Although we are affiliated to national Mencap, we have to find all our own funding.  Lots of wonderful people help us to make this a reality – and you can be part of it!

Donate…

If you would like to donate to Oundle Mencap, please visit our JustGiving page where you can make a single donation or set up a regular gift easily and securely online:

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Or if you would prefer to give by post, please send a cheque made payable to ‘Oundle School Mencap Holidays’ to Tessa Stanley-Price, Wyvering House, Oddington, Oxon, OX5 2RA.

Please also complete and return a Gift Aid form to the address above, which will allow us to add an extra 25% to your donation at no cost to you.

EVERY donation, no matter how small or how large, is gratefully received.  Here is an idea of what gifts at all levels can do:

£20

could cover the entry cost for one child at an activity park where we spend the day on rides, visiting farm animals, boating and climbing.

£50

could help us to buy new equipment for our activity tents and materials for one of our arts and crafts sessions

£100

could hire a magician for an evening’s entertainment and to teach us how to perfect our own magic tricks

£250

could help us to invest in equipment for our camping holiday, OSMH Outdoors – think benches, camping chairs and sleeping bags!

£500

could pay for all 40 children on our Summer Holiday to spend an afternoon sailing on a Northamptonshire lake

£1,000

could help us pay for the coaches and minibus that take us out of Oundle to adventure parks, the beach and the zoo!

We also welcome ‘gifts in kind’ from people or companies who can provide things we need on the Holidays.  Examples include sports and playing equipment, craft materials, outdoor kit, chairs and buggies.  Please drop us a line if you would like to make a gift in kind.

… Or fundraise for us

Our holidays simply couldn’t happen without the efforts of the wonderful fundraisers who run marathons across the African desert, dive in the Arctic Circle and ride tandem bikes across Great Britain, all in aid of OSMH.  Closer to home, friends of Oundle Mencap hold coffee mornings, tea parties and dinners to raise funds for us, and all of this ensures we can provide the holiday of a lifetime for children and young people. To find out more about these amazing people, check out our blog.

We would love you to be involved!  To talk some more about fundraising for us, please email using the details on the right.  If you have already got going, do drop us a line to let us know so we can thank you.  Don’t forget you can link your fundraising page to ours on JustGiving, too, which is a hassle-free way to send funds raised directly to us:

Want to fundraise but stuck for ideas?  Click here to download an A-Z of fundraising tips and suggestions.  We can also provide posters, leaflets and info on our holidays to help raise awareness.