The Plymouth Together Fund has been launched to raise vital funds for the families and local communities impacted by the Keyham tragedy. Every penny counts!
If you have questions about the Plymouth Together Fund, or are interested in holding a fundraising event, please contact us.
You can also see our fundraising guide.
How does the fund work?
The Wolseley Trust are supporting communities in Keyham by overseeing the Plymouth Together Fund, helping to coordinate and distribute all the fundraising that has been raised. The Trust is working with the Keyham community, including the Neighbourhood Watch group, and others, to collate all the fundraising that has been raised already and place into the new ‘Plymouth Together Fund’. Working arm-in-arm with the community, they will then distribute the funding to the families of the victims and also to other local projects, groups and activities that support the recovery of the area.
I have been fundraising – how do I donate my money to the Fund?
- Donations by cheque / cash can be received at Wolseley Trust: 3 Wolseley Close, Wolseley Business Park, Plymouth, PL2 3BY or through the Plymouth Together Fund’s Just Giving page.
- Should you wish to pay by bank transfer, please call the Collection Hub team on 01752 607449 or email us for bank payment details.
- But please make sure you also let us know so we can help promote and thank all those who donated. We would like to include information on this site so please contact us.
I am fundraising at the moment and would like help with promotion
If you are fundraising for the Plymouth Together Fund, please contact us with information about what you are doing, any photographs etc and we can place on our website.
I want to fundraise – how do I do it?
See our fundraising guide which will help anyone interested in fundraising to do so safely. You can also download some of our help tools:
To help give you ideas about fundraising – see some suggestions:
- Golf for Good: Organize a golf tournament. Get companies involved, have people come out to the course and raise money.
- Run for a Cause: From 1-milers, to 5ks, to marathons, this option has something for everyone.
- Bike for a Cause: Cycling for a cause doesn’t have to be complicated! Map it out, and get people involved.
- Lawn Sport Olympics: Who doesn’t love an egg and spoon race, or a good old-fashioned sack race? Have people sign up for a fun field day, or pay to sponsor teams.
- Relays and Challenges: Walk-a-thons, dance-a-thons, pledge per mile. Whether it’s by walking around a track or dancing for 24 hours straight, challenge events engage communities and make for great fundraising ideas.
DO IT ALONE
- Beard / head shaving: Got a big head or face of hair? Why not cut it all off and raise money for charity?
- Give it up! We all have bad habits, some worse than others. But if you have a habit you want to kick, why not do it while fundraising.
DO IT AT WORK
- Coffee mornings: Most people rely on a coffee to get them through the day so hosting a coffee morning is a great way to fundraise.
- Fancy-dress days: Fancy dress isn’t just for Halloween. It’s a great way to raise money any time of year. If you’re the boss, why not have your staff come to work in fancy-dress and ask them to pay a small donation for the day? Or if you’re a dab hand on a sewing machine, why not make your own costumes to raise money?
- Office Collection Day / Office Fundraising: Short of time but eager to make a difference? Then fundraising in the office could be the right activity for you. Charity fundraising activities for the office could include bake sales, an office Olympics, a dress-down day or perhaps take breakfast orders and set-up your own tea trolley.
- Wine Taste Test: Combine a wine tasting with fundraising in a “guess the wine” challenge. See who can tell their Pinots from their Pinotages!
- Trivia: Encourage people to embrace their inner know-it-all at trivia events. These can be held at a bar or any other event space. You can charge per team, create a fun reward system, and even get local businesses involved.
- Food Tasting: Sell tickets to a food tasting event, and include voting challenges to spice it up. Try a theme, like “Food from the South West” and partner with local businesses. This is a win-win for both the cause and the local companies.
- Grow for Good: Almost everyone knows about growing moustaches in Movember, but there’s so many other things you could grow!
- Karaoke Night: Reveal everyone’s inner superstars with a karaoke night! Book the venue, and then charge for songs, spotlight moments, and drinks.
- Cupcake Wars: Who will prevail as the top chef? Hold a “food wars” event with anything from cupcakes to chili. Charge admission to tasters, and have them vote for the winning recipe.
- Dog or Car Wash: Everyone loves a clean car and a clean dog, but maybe don’t run these at the same time.
- Gift Wrapping: Christmas is coming! Offer gift wrapping at a local shop for open donations. Set up a table and ask if anyone would like their purchase gift-wrapped for the cause.
- Recipe Book: Peer-to-peer fundraising ideas are another great model you can follow. Source a recipe book with a theme. Sell advertisements or sponsorship within the book, and then sell the book itself!
If you are using a funding platform for fundraising please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of that platform.