How we are funded
As an independent charity, we receive funding for specific pieces of work from Hull City Council and Hull Teaching PCT. All other services are funded through our charitable fundraising efforts such as appeals, events, donations and collections, covenants from our Trading Company and charitable bequests through Legacies.
How we fundraise
We have these behind the bars of many pubs in the city and at all of our outlets and occasionally, we hold flag days. Also, the Age UK Hull Ambassador, Jean Bishop, appears as Busy Bee at the both Princes Quay and Prospect shopping centres once a month to collect for us. She also appears each year at one or both of the shopping centres as Santa.
These come from the collection boxes but also from the general public or companies that choose to donate. Sometimes the money is from fundraising events held on our behalf. Cheques for donations, no matter what amount, should be made payable to Age UK Hull. Donations can also be in kind such as raffle and tombola prizes. If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase your financial donations to us. We recieve an extra payment from the Inland Revenue if you sign a Gift Aid Declaration.
Contact us if you would like to make a donation.
Clothing and furniture donations
Items you donate to sell in any of our charity shops are always greatly appreciated. We accept clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac and many other items. Give your local shop a call to find out what items can be accepted.
Find out more about our charity shops.
Companies have organised their own events, such as golf tournaments or evening dinners, with the proceeds going to Age UK Hull.
These are a commitment for a regular payment to be made to the charity by individuals or companies.
When making a will many people choose to allocate sums of money or items to Age UK Hull. As this amount is unpredictable, unless otherwise stated by the donor, it is usually allocated towards a specific project such as the building fund.
Find out more about charitable bequests and leaving a Legacy
How you can help
Members of the public
You may already be helping us through collection boxes, charity shops and donations, but how about fundraising? Coffee mornings, cake stalls and tombolas are great fundraisers and are easy to organise with your friends and family.
If you want to think bigger, sponsored walks are just the start of it. You could also keep an eye open for our upcoming events such as abseils, fishing matches or cabaret events. Such events are frequently noted in the website's news section.
Also try looking at the local press and notice boards in community centres. These often have details of popular upcoming events of this nature. Examples of past activities involving members of the public include a Sponsored Walk and a Quiz Night. More events of this nature will be coming in the future.
If you have one of our collection boxes at the bar, thanks for your help so far. If you have a sports team of some kind, would you consider entering an inter-pub competition? You could hold a race night or disco. How about encouraging your regulars to raise money for a specific project such as equipment for the craft class, portable display boards or small heaters for our loans service. If you would like a collection box, we can supply them and collect them when they are full.
How we will help
If you would like to raise funds on behalf of Age UK Hull, we will give you all the help we can. Give us a call on 01482 324 644 if you would like more information.
You could hold your own company event, such as a golf tournament or dinner, asking staff to hold a raffle, or encouraging staff to hold their own sponsored events, like a sponsored swim. In addition we can arrange events for companies for a management fee.
Sponsoring a project or event that Age UK Hull are organising, sponsoring a newsletter or leaflet publicising services offered by Age UK Hull.
General company donations, asking staff to make a donation, donating company products (if applicable) for tombolas. Asking staff to donate clothing or bric-a-brac so we can sell them in one of our charity shops.
Why not allow your employees to volunteer for one or two hours a month? Being associated with a local charity provides good publicity and in addition you will be serving the local community.
Your contribution in any capacity will greatly help us to help the older people of Hull.
Contact us for more information about anything on this page.