Get involved

A guide to getting involved with the charity

There are many ways you can get involved to support Aching Arms – whether it is fundraising or approaching your local hospital to ask if they want to take part in our teddy bear donation programme.
If you would like to download our information leaflet about Aching Arms please click General leaflet and we also have the leaflet available in Welsh, please click General leaflet Welsh

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Fundraising

Fundraising is key to our existence – our wonderful supporters are incredibly generous and their hard work has helped the charity grow but we always need funds so that we can continue our work of bringing comfort after pregnancy and baby loss.

There are lots of ways you can raise funds:

Fundraising event – hold a cake sale, have a coffee morning, do a car boot sale, sponsored swim, cycle, run, skydive. We have got loads of ideas on how you could raise money. Please click on this Fundraising link for more information.

Direct donations – either make a one-off payment or set up a monthly direct debit via our Just Giving page or through our BT MyDonate site. £10 pays for us to give one teddy to a family; £250 funds an ongoing awareness training programme to hospital staff. Use one of the buttons on this page to make your donation today.

In memory pages – create a page on an online donation site in memory of a life lost too soon.

Help from employers – ask your employer if they are able to match fund any money your raise.

Gift Aid – don’t forget to Gift Aid, a scheme enabling registered charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, effectively increasing the amount of the donation.

A Will – A will is a legal declaration by which a person names one or more persons to manage his or her estate and provides for the distribution of his or her property at death. Remembering us in a Will would be greatly appreciated.

ebay – visit our eBay shop where you can purchase some of our quality merchandise.

For more information please email getinvolved@achingarms.co.uk

Donate your skills

Aching Arms is run by a small team of bereaved mothers. If you have any skills that you think could benefit the charity please get in touch. We would really like to hear from anyone who has experience or skills in any of these areas: accountancy; offering legal advice; managing organisational growth; professional fundraising; leadership and team management; working in the voluntary sector; public speaking; translation; and graphic design. Please email info@achingarms.co.uk

Easy Fundraising

You can help raise funds by signing up to Easy Fundraising, visit the page we have set up that informs you how you do that here. You can raise money for Aching Arms when you shop online at lots of well known retailers – at no cost to you!

Link to Easy Fundraising Information 

Business support

Many businesses help us by making donations, offering their time and skills for free or at reduced cost, providing sponsorship or giving us prizes to raffle or auction off. A big thank you to:

Virgin Trains, Red Recruitment 24/7 in Lincoln & Scunthorpe, blu:72 in Nottingham, Bunny’s Doggy’s Moggy’s Pet Supplies in Chorley, Photos by Design in Lincoln, Tangent Treasures in Derbyshire, Crinny’s Crafts in Leyland, Ami Grace Jewellery, Bluebell Bespoke Jewellery in East Retford, Mejo Jewellery and www.experiencedays.co.uk

Join our network of local volunteers

If you would like to approach your local hospital to see if they would like work with us please contact us at getinvolved@achingarms.co.uk

The list of hospitals we are currently working with is available in the Working with Hospitals section. We will send you a hospital pack with information on how to approach your hospital and what is involved if you wanted to become a local volunteer.

Donate via BT mydonate website
Donate via JustGiving website