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Support us

Blue Smile ensures its services to schools are affordable from subsidies, made possible by you! Whether you are an individual donor, a community group, a Trust or Foundation or a Corporate, every gift makes a difference.

Raise money! Raise smiles!

To enable Blue Smile to deliver our services, we need to raise nearly £250,000 during the 2019/2020 academic year. We need your support to help make a lifetime of difference.

would enable a child to join a fun workshop about managing their own mental health and wellbeing

would enable a child to receive their first one-to-one therapy session

would provide all the therapy art materials we use in a term in a school

Donate Today!

You can choose to support a child by making a one-off donation – donate online today

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider ticking the Gift Aid box to make your gift worth 25% more. 

Alternatively, you can make a donation by BACs payment:

  • Account Name: Blue Smile Project
  • Sort code: 08-92-99
  • Account No. 65435021
  • Account Bank: The Co-operative Bank

Click here to download a Gift Aid form. Please return your completed form to fundraising@bluesmile.org.uk or post it to the Blue Smile office- 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD.

Become a Regular Giver!

Regular givers keep us going. Knowing we have monthly donations means that we can plan and budget to ensure we can keep doing what we do. 

You can help us grow by becoming a regular giver using our JustGiving page.

Donate with JustGiving.Pay with Mastercard, Visa, American express, PayPal, Apple Pay or Direct Debit.

Gifts in memory

Many people prefer that donations are made to a charity instead of giving flowers at a funeral. A really special way to honour a loved one and celebrate their life is to choose Blue Smile. Your funeral director will be happy to help organise this for you. These special gifts will give children hope of a much brighter future. 

Give a large gift

You can help us reach even more children by make a Large Gift donation using our JustGiving page.

If you would like to discuss making a large gift, please contact our Charity Director on 01223 314725.

Gifts in wills

When making your will you will firstly want to make sure that those closest to you are provided for. But you may also feel able to help support the future prospects of local children through Blue Smile.  If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your will to Blue Smile and would like to discuss this in confidence, please contact our Charity Director on 01223 314725 or info@bluesmile.org.uk.   

Trusts and Foundations

The support we receive from Trusts and Foundations enables us to commit to providing the long-term therapy that so many of our children desperately need.  It also enables us to introduce new initiatives and projects.

If you would like to discuss supporting our work, please contact our fundraising team on 01223 314725.

Fundraising

We need to raise nearly £800 a day, every day, to provide our valued services throughout Cambridgeshire – we couldn’t do this without your help.

You can organise a fundraising event ‘your way’ and raise funds and awareness of Blue Smile.

Whether you want to hold your own fundraising event, choose us as your charity of the year, or take on a challenge, you will find the guidance you need in our Fundraising Pack.

Once you’ve decided on how you will raise money, you can create a dedicated fundraising page to show help your supporters:

Blue Smile Hero campaign

Blue Smile Heroes are people who face an obstacle, a challenge, a fear or a new adventure to raise money for the little heroes who use our services.  They are people who go the extra mile and exhibit courage and commitment to support Blue Smile.  It’s a personal journey as well as a fundraising effort.

Blue Smile “Friends Group”

The members of our wonderful “Friends Group” arrange dinners, organise events and sell Christmas cards in aid of Blue Smile.

If you would like to find out more about joining our Friends Group, contact the fundraising team on 01223 314725.

*NEW* Greeting Cards for sale

The Friends of Blue Smile are selling these beautiful greeting cards for £5 for a pack of 5 cards.

Contact Mary-Lou of the Friends of Blue Smile if you would like a pack of greeting cards: randmglynn@btinternet.com

Friends of Blue Smile Events

Other ways to help

Volunteer

We can keep our costs to schools low by offering placement and volunteer opportunities.

To find out more, visit our Work with us page.

Where  your money goes

‘Our pupil who had complete school refusal in January, was able to settle, learn and successfully take part in SATS, showing immense resilience’. Headteacher

Nearly four children in every UK class are now likely to have a mental health difficulty – and the problem is growing. Fifty percent of lifetime mental illness starts before the age of 14, with potentially half being preventable.  It’s also a little-known fact that children’s well-being in parts of Cambridgeshire is among the very worst in the country. At a time of financial crisis, Cambridgeshire schools have some of the lowest budgets.

Blue Smile provides a subsidised whole school approach for mental wellbeing, with both its extensive ‘Menu of Services’ aimed at teachers, heads and groups of school staff, and one-to-one counselling and therapy for children aged three to 13. For children, we work using proven fun, arts-based therapies which engage the child in a non-threatening way, helping them to organise their feelings and process traumatic experiences. During term time Blue Smile helps around 200 children every week.

For more information on how we make a difference, click here.

Schools contribute 40%

Our fundraising 60%