One simple way to boost your funds in 2022

What are your fundraising goals this year? A new project, improved facilities, more equipment and supplies? Whatever you are aiming for, make sure easyfundraising is a part of your strategy easyfundraising enables you and your supporters to raise free donations towards your campaign target simply by shopping online with leading retailers

Free to register and use, signing up to easyfundraising is a great way to create a continuous stream of donations, which complements your other fundraising activities.

So, what shops can we earn free funding from? 

There are over 6,000 online retailers who will donate, including everyday favourites like Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Boots, and Holland and Barrett , DIY and home improvement retailers such as B&Q, Dunelm, Homebase, Wickes, Argos, department stores like John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams, and House of Fraser, and your Shed can even get free funding from the likes of TUI, Thomas Cook, lastminute.com, Compare the Market, NOW, SKY, Virgin Media, and many, many more. 

Now more than ever, your Shed community is shopping online, and all they need to do to raise donations for your campaign is to go through the easyfundraising website or app before they shop online as usual.   

Why we think you should give it a try:

  • It’s free and easy to use for you and your shedders.  
  • A continuous stream of income: No matter what is going on with the world, you can fundraise all through the year.
  • Complements existing activities: You can continue your existing fundraising activities, while easyfundraising helps you earn extra money in the background.
  • You are never alone: easyfundraising has a wealth of content and materials to educate, engage and motivate your supporters. From social media posts, WhatsApp messages, posters, flyers, toolkits, and images, you will have it all at your fingertips.

We’re ready to get started – what now? 

Register your Shed with easyfundraising – it only takes a couple of minutes. Then, book your free 15-minute support call with one of the easyfundraising team who will give you a demo of the site, answer any questions, and will share advice on how to raise as much as possible, this year. 

Let us know what you think of Ronseal!

Ronseal is a very proud sponsor of the Men’s Shed Association, and continues to be in 2022. In February, Ronseal will hold its annual conference which sets out plans for the coming year and shares them with the wider business. In order to shout about the work Ronseal and MSA are doing together and say why Ronseal will continue to support MSA, it’d be great to have some video footage from members talking about the difference Ronseal’s support has made to the shed environment, their work, what difference and meant it has to you etc?

We’d therefore really appreciate it if a number of members could film a short piece to camera, just on phones it’s great, talking about this, Ronseal as a brand and how you enjoy using the products.

Please email your short video to admin@ukmsa.org.uk, or WhatsApp your video to Laura Winkley on 07763 021018.

Thank you very much for your help!

Win Donations with Easyfundraising

Fundraising website easyfundraising is giving good causes 1000s of opportunities to win donations this November. When anyone connected to your Shed plays Spin to Win, they could win you anything from 10p – £50 every day. One in ten people are guaranteed to win a donation for their good cause every day throughout November! Plus, they are also running a £15 bonus donation refer a friend scheme too! Make sure your Shed is registered with easyfundraising this month efraising.org/MD6SXG4UYV

Helping the hearts of Shedders

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with London Hearts, a registered charity which specialises in the supply of Defibrillators, related equipment and training all across the UK and Ireland. 

Recent tragic cardiac arrest events involving persons at the peak of their fitness goes to show that heart issues can happen to literally ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

If you go into cardiac arrest, without a defibrillator, you have a 7% chance of survival.  If a defibrillator is used within the first 3-5 minutes, the chances of survival is over 70%.

London Hearts has launched an initiative to assist sheds in obtaining this life-saving equipment.  It is currently offering full funding depending on your location or a grant up to £500 towards the cost of every Defibrillator it supplies which also comes with free online training.

Don’t just take our word for the benefits of this project – here’s a few words from Elaine Curley, coordinator of the Battersea Men’s Shed, who received a fully funded defibrillator and training from London Hearts:

“The men are so grateful to London Hearts Charity for this defibrillator.  The additional instruction in how to use it effectively and how to administer CPR, is invaluable.  These new life skills are ones that potentially could be used in a much wider capacity than just at the Shed.   Whilst we hope to never have to use the defibrillator, having one at Battersea Men’s Shed provides incredible peace of mind and the training has given members the confidence to act swiftly and ably should they ever need to.”

Equipment is available now from London Hearts and can be with you in a matter of days. 

In order to proceed in obtaining a Defibrillator simply complete the short online application via the following link: londonhearts.org/apply-for-a-defib

If you have any queries or wish to discuss obtaining a Defibrillator please contact Kym or Jo at London Hearts by telephone on 02070432493 or by email to:  kym@londonhearts.org

Free Fundraising Webinar for Sheds.

You’re invited to our 2021 fundraising webinar

During these changing times, easyfundraising is a pandemic proof fundraising option for your Shed. Head over to their free webinar on Friday January 29th at 2.00pm to find out how it works, see a live demo, get advice on how to sign up and ask the easyfundraising team questions. If you’ve been before they are sharing some new info that will be useful.

It’s free to attend plus there’s a prize draw with a chance to win £25 for your Shed. More than one member can attend so please spread the word to other Shedders too!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z928-sTJSA-plNobE5My9g

If your Shed isn’t using the service yet sign up here: http://efraising.org/awfl0KjNEr