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Join the 1500 Club this Christmas.

Raise £1500 to help Marmalade Trust bring companionship and joy to the loneliest people in our community on Christmas Day.

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For 11 years running, Marmalade Trust has brought joy, companionship, and warmth on Christmas Day to those who would otherwise be spending the day alone. Our mission is to invite anyone who would love some company to join us for a free festive lunch on the big day, or a doorstep visit with a friendly volunteer. 

Join the club and make a real difference 

We're asking you or your organisation to fundraise £1,500 to support the Christmas Cheer project.  The 1500 Club is open to anyone looking to make a difference this Christmas.

Your donation of £1,500 will go directly to helping us bring festive cheer to those who would otherwise be alone, including the cost of a Christmas meal in a local pub or restaurant, and a Christmas hamper filled with treats. For most, this will be the only gift they receive.

"It means everything to know someone cares. Without Marmalade Trust, I wouldn't have spoken to or seen anyone over Christmas. I'm so grateful."

How to join the club...

Choose what to do.

The options are endless! If you're raising money as an individual, you could collect sponsorship for anything from a running challenge to breaking a record for the fastest knitting of a Christmas jumper! If your organisation is fundraising, you could host a festive party, bake sale, fancy dress day, or a donate a percentage of sales for a festive item to Marmalade Trust. 

Register your event on JustGiving or Facebook.

Head to our fundraising page or make your own on Facebook - it’s easy for you to collect sponsors and donations. If you hold a sale or raise money another way, you can transfer it after the event by clicking this link.

Spread the word.

We’d love to support you if we can, say thank you, and maybe share your story on our website if you’re happy for us to do so. Shout from the rooftops, use social media, or send an email to tell everyone you know about joining the 1500 Club and ask them to donate to your fundraiser or join the club themselves! Download graphics here. #1500Club #ChristmasCheer

Enjoy it!

All that’s left to do is whatever planning you need to complete your 1500 Club fundraiser, and then to enjoy it! Get some photos if you can, and be sure to tag Marmalade Trust on social,  we’d love to see what you've been up to and to share how incredible our supporters are!

We'll be on hand to help you

We're behind you every step of the way! We have dedicated staff and volunteers who will offer support and answer any questions. If you're happy to, we'd love to give you or your organisation a big thank you on our social media pages and blog after Christmas too, so make sure you tag us in your posts! Together, we can make this Christmas special for those who need it the most. 

Image by Kieran White

"Normally I'm dreading Christmas and the time leading up to it. Knowing I had somewhere special to go made a world of difference. I had a brilliant time." 

Other ways to give...


Corporate giving

Corporate support is vital to the Trust. Could your organisation work with us?

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We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing support of our volunteers. Join us!

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Whether it's a skydive, coffee morning, or quiz night, every penny makes a difference.

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