We have a new Donation Page thanks to the PayPal Giving Fund!
The PayPal Giving Fund page gives 100% of all donations directly to Odyssians, and will also give us the Gift Aid on your donations, which can increase your donation amount by 25%!
Odyssians is a registered charity (no. 1160461). We run and organise our camps entirely with volunteers, most of whom don’t have previous care experience: at the moment, we don’t get enough donations to cover our costs, so we ask our campers and helpers to pay towards the costs of camp.
The more funds we have, the more activities and days out we can include, as well as keeping camp affordable and offering challenges no-one else offers.
Even if you can’t come to camp yourself, you can still help us out by making a regular donation. Ask your bank to make a standing order to sort code 40-52-40, account 00025776. Email [email protected] to tell us you’re doing it so we can say “thank you”!
If you are lovely enough to organise a fundraising event of your own for us, let us know: we’ll help if we can and say “thank you” at the end.
Here is what some previous fundraisers have done:
Sean really enjoyed his first year coming to Odyssians in 2016 and went home excited to continue to help out. He signed up to a tough physical obstacle course with his friends and set up a JustGiving page for people to donate. Sean raised £500 for Odyssians 2017 and wants to sponsor an activity with the money, so a big thank you from us!
Luke signed Odyssians up to be the charity that is sponsored by his halls of residence at his university. This was a great idea as we received £800 in 2016 which we used to pay for the mug painting activity. We hope Odyssians gets picked again next year!
Gwa and Tom don’t really need any more stuff, so for their birthdays, they asked their friends to donate to Odyssians instead of buying presents. Gwa’s guests brought unwanted gifts of their own which we put into a “Regift Raffle” too. We raised £700! That’s enough to pay for 3 people who can’t afford to come to camp.
Our Ceilidh for Odyssians
We hosted a night of celtic dancing in aid of Odyssians. Thanks to everyone who helped organise it and everyone who came along and supported it, we raised more than £500! That’s enough for us to hire wheelchair-friendly buses to take us cycling in the woods on specially-adapted bicycles. Thank you!
Joanne and Ruth’s Bike Ride for Odyssians
Thanks so much to Odyssians volunteer Jo and her friend Ruth, who raised £225 by cycling halfway across Scotland. Thank you! That’s enough to pay for one person who can’t afford to come to camp.