Would You Like to Help With Our Work

Would you like to donate towards helping our work?Choices and Rights has always had the policy that we would not get involved in street collections or fundraising campaigns as we believe that disabled people should not be dependent on Charity, and activities such as these portray disabled people in a negative light. This means that we have developed all of our services through applying for grants and bidding for contracts for service

However, if people recognise and support the work that we do and wish to make a donation towards our running costs, we believe that this will help us with deliver high quality services to disabled people.

We do have high running costs and this is because:

All our services are free to disabled people

We will always ring disabled people back if requested to save them the cost of phone calls

Wherever possible, we will endeavour to meet people’s access needs to use our services, including information in different formats, physical access to buildings and communication support.

Examples of our costs

Our average yearly postal bill is over £2000

Our average yearly phone bill is: £1600

Production of each issue of our newsletter costs: £400

To meet the costs of disabled peoples access needs at our annual conference costs £5000

If you would like to make a donation, you can now do this via the Pay Pal button or of you prefer, can send a cheque made payable to Choices and Rights Disability Collation. We guarantee that any donation, no matter now big or small, will be spent on our providing services to disabled people and we do not use any professional fundraisers or send out unsolicited mailings. We have also signed up to the Fundraising Standards Board. More information about the Fundraising Standards Board can be found at http://www.frsb.org.uk/

Our Fundraising Promise

We are members of the Fundraising Standards Board self-regulatory scheme. The Fundraising Standards Board works to ensure that organisations raising money for charity from the public do so honestly and properly. As members of the scheme, we follow the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice and comply with the key principles embodied in the Codes and in this Promise

We are committed to high standards

We do all we can to ensure that fundraisers, volunteers and fundraising contractors working with us to raise funds comply with the Codes and with this Promise
We comply with the law including those that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.

We are honest and open

We tell the truth and do not exaggerate
We do what we say we are going to do
We answer all reasonable questions about our fundraising activities and costs. Please contact us, visit our website or see our Annual Report if you require further details

We are clear

We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gift is used
Where we have a promotional agreement with a commercial company, we make clear how much of the purchase price we receive
We give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and amend a regular commitment

We are respectful

We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries
We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so

We are fair and reasonable

We take care not to use any images or words that cause unjustifiable distress or offence
We take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruption

We are accountable

If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint
We have a complaints procedure, a copy of which is available on request. If we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the Fundraising Standards Board to make a final adjudication

Contact Us: (01482) 878778