Fundraising is a wonderful way to teach children and young people about the importance of giving back to their community but, more specifically, fundraising for QEF allows the opportunity to educate pupils about the challenges disabled children and young people can face.
Your school can support the work we do here at QEF by fundraising for any of our specific projects or, by making us your charity of the year – it’s completely up to you!
We are dedicated to supporting all schools that fundraise for us and therefore can offer an assembly for your pupils, as well as support throughout your fundraising events and activities via telephone, email and in person.
If you would like your school to fundraise for QEF, either as your charity of the year/term or for a one off event, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Jolene Ryan (Events Development Executive).
Here at QEF we are fortunate to have MERU as part of our family of charities, we offer disabled children a range of ready-made disability products aimed at supporting them in increasing their independence. For example:
Our Switch Adapted Toys adaptation programme is aimed at making simple toys that help very young children more accessible to disabled children by adding larger buttons and different switches.
The Bugzi Loan-Scheme offers pre-school children a free indoor powered wheelchair that allows children with disabilities to experience independent mobility for the first time in their lives. The video below shows how our Bugzi changed life for 2 year old Max.
We love seeing all the fun activities that RAG’s put on when fundraising for us, their support is so important.
“Working with QEF this year has been a dream! They are an extremely engaged charity, who have a great interest in student fundraising. A close relationship between a RAG and a charity adds another level of satisfaction and success to fundraising and this is something QEF has excelled at maintaining.” (Kings College London GKT, 2017)
If you would like QEF to apply to become one of your RAG charities of the year, then please send your application form to Jolene Ryan (Events Development Executive). Or maybe you would like to hold a one off fundraising event at some point throughout the year, please get in touch to discuss your plans, we would love to support you.
If you would prefer, you can contact the team via telephone on 01372 841 222 or email Community@qef.org.uk