If you're not in a position to make a donation, don't have the time to volunteer or don't fancy joining in with one of our fundraising activities, there are still other ways you can support us at no extra cost to you.
From lending out or selling your items, to raising a free donation while you shop, see our ideas below to find one that suits you.
Lend out your household items and raise money for Age UK Solihull.
If you are like many other people who have items around the house that you have paid a decent amount for, but have only used a few times, you might want to lend it out to others locally via Borroclub.
Borroclub is an online sharing platform enabling local communities to share items that they have in their home, it could be anything from DIY, fashion, leisure to garden equipment. Through this service you can:
- Make money for yourself or Age UK Solihull from your idle items.
- Save money by borrowing instead of buying.
- Connect with your community.
- Help the environmental through re-use.
If you want your earnings from this service to go to Age UK Solihull then please enter this unique code AGEUKSOL at registration and Borroclub will pay that money straight to Age UK Solihull to help with their services for older people.
Raise free funds while you shop
Instead of going straight to amazon.co.uk when you shop there, start your shopping using our unique link below.
Choose your charity (we are listed as 'Age Concern Solihull' rather than 'Age UK Solihull'). Then, just shop as normal, and unless you decide to change the charity, it will stay the same each time you log in.
If you use the Amazon Shopping app, you can now set it to use Amazon Smile each time you shop.
Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- Download the Amazon Shopping app to your device.
- Open the app and tap 'Settings'
- Select 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.
You can also use the 'Smilematic' extension to automatically redirect you to the AmazonSmile page if you type in the regular Amazon address into your browser, meaning you don't have to remember to go to AmazonSmile each time. It couldn't be easier!
You can raise money for Age UK Solihull by shopping at your favourite shops and sites.
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Age UK Solihull with Easyfundraising
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation of up to 15% of what you spend – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
It's as easy as:
1. Join for free here and choose Age UK Solihull as your charity to support.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Age UK Solihull at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
You can also download a Donation Reminder so you never forget to shop through Easy Fundraising.
There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be so grateful for the donations you raise.
Raise funds with unwanted items
Trade in your unwanted books, games, CDs and DVDs for a donation to Age UK Solihull.
Simpy download the Ziffit app, scan the barcodes of your items, and click 'Complete trade' when you're done. When selecting your payment method, click 'Donation' and search for Age UK Solihull. You will then need to pack up your items and send them off using Ziffit's free courier or drop-off service, and the value of your items will be donated straight to our Virgin Money Giving page.
If you are not able to download the app, you can head to our unique Ziffit link, but you will need to manually enter the items' barcodes.
Sell your unwanted items on eBay and raise funds for Age UK Solihull.
You can choose to donate anything from 10% to 100% of your final sales price to a charity of your choice.
Visit www.ebay.co.uk or open the eBay app, and list your item(s). Under the 'Preferences' heading, select 'Donate a portion to charity'. Then click 'Find a charity', search for Age Concern Solihull, and select the proportion you would like to donate.
You don't have to do anything when your item sells; the donation will be automatically collected three weeks after the sale.