Here are a few other ways you can help Haemochromatosis UK.
Write To Your MP or Other Elected Representative
Help us to raise awareness with policymakers and our elected representatives about genetic haemochromatosis by writing to them. Our guide has loads of tips and ideas, plus templates that make writing quick and simple.
All you’ll need to do is visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/haemochromatosisuk/ and sign up to Easy Fundraising.
Once signed up, add the donation reminder: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raisemore/donation-reminder-and-app and it will remind you every time a store supports our cause!
Give As You Live
Give As You Live (GAYL) is a way of the charity receiving commission on your online shopping, through over 4,000 major retailers. Why not sign up as one of our supporters, it costs you absolutely nothing.
Visit https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/haemochromatosis to sign up as a HUK supporter
You just shop the way you normally do as GAYL take care of the rest, making sure Haemochromatosis UK benefits every time you make a purchase.
You will have heard of Amazon, more and more people are using Amazon to order items. With Amazon Smile, when you order items on the site, a portion of that will be donated to Haemochromatosis UK – here’s how to set it up:
Visit smile.amazon.co.uk and enter your normal Amazon credentials. It will then ask you to pick a charity. If you search for “Haemochromatosis UK”, we should come up! You then click on our name and from then on, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the value of every sale to HUK from any future purchases you make on the smile.amazon.co.uk website! You’ll need to use Amazon Smile going forward for donations to work. There’s a useful Chrome extension that will re-direct automatically to Amazon Smile >> https://couponfollow.com/smilematic
Please send us any foreign or old currency you have no use for. Even small amounts of coinage have some value, as we can collect it all together and secure enhanced exchange rates. We will gladly accept the following:
- any banknotes, current or obsolete, from any country
- any coins, current or obsolete, from any country
- medals and similar collectibles
- commemorative coins and sets
Organised in partnership with Left Over Currency (https://www.leftovercurrency.com).
Coins can be posted to us or brought along to one of our events. We may be able to arrange collection of large amounts of coin; please call us on 03030 401101.
Stamps and stamp collections can be readily turned into funds for the charity.
Donated unused current UK stamps will be used to offset our postage costs. Bulk used stamps can be sold to sorters and stamp collections valued for sale. Please consider donating:
- unwanted stamp collections, for example in albums or mounted, or
- used UK stamps cut from envelopes (with a 5mm border) sent in batches of at least 0.5kg, or
- unused UK postage stamps (any number or denomination)
Please send stamps to the office address at the foot of this page.
If you have unwanted items you can sell them online and nominate the charity to receive the proceeds. To learn more, please visit our Ebay for Charity page at www.ebay.co.uk.
Jeans For Genes
In 2017 Haemochromatosis UK joined the Jeans 4 Genes programme organised by The Genetic Alliance, allowing us to use Jeans 4 Genes Day each year as a fundraiser. If you would like to organise a Jeans 4 Genes day on our behalf, for example at a workplace or school, please get in touch.
For details of how the scheme works please visit https://www.jeansforgenesday.org/register/ and select Haemochromatosis UK as the affiliate partner.
Thank you for supporting Haemochromatosis UK