Your Donations make the Difference!
Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland is a local charity that relies on support from the wider community to continue our support for families affected by ASC. Individuals with ASC have complex needs and can have profound difficulties with social communication and interaction.
Donated funds enable us to offer and provide a welcoming and appropriate autism-friendly environment, a greater range of activities and outings, specialised play equipment, and resources that assist in the development of social communication and interaction skills and facilitate integration with the local community.
can buy a small sensory toy such as Puffer Ball – a brightly coloured, soft, rubber ball which stimulates the senses and is ideal for children with Autism to play with.
can buy a PECS folder (Picture Exchange Communication System) – an alternative communication intervention package for those with autism who have little or no communication ability, enabling them to communicate using pictures.
can buy a sensory light projector with liquid mood wheels, creating a liquid mood projection of up to 13ft in diameter – ideal for sensory environments where the slowly changing shapes of liquid and colour are extremely calming enabling children and adults to relax without the need to concentrate.
can buy a sensory sound activated bubble tube which recognises defined noises made by the user to change its colour – encouraging children with autism to be engaged and active whilst remaining calm.
Every single donation, no matter how big or small, really does make a difference to the lives of the people we support, with all the money contributing to the work of the charity.
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can also automatically claim an extra 25% in Gift Aid from the government on every donation at no extra cost to you. That means that a £10 donation can become £12.50. This makes an enormous difference so please make sure you tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer.
If you prefer to make donations offline, you can:
Send us a cheque
Send us a postal order
Make a direct BACS transfer
Set up a standing order to make a recurring monthly payment to us
Visit our offices
If you would like to make a BACS transfer or set up a standing order, please contact us for more information.
There are lots of easy and fun ways you can fundraise to contribute to the valuable work we do in North Scotland. All the money raised goes directly towards helping people supported by AND.
Want to raise money to support AND, but not sure where to start? Here’s a list of ideas that might help inspire you:
Hold a bake sale
Run a guessing game, such as “guess how many sweets are in the jar”
A naming game – ask people to guess the name of a teddy bear
Organise a sponsored silence
Give something up, e.g. chocolate
Host a quiz night
Hold a party
Set up a musical performance
Organise a fancy dress event
Run a raffle
Get active – take part in an organised sponsored walk or run (or organise one yourself)
Run a games day – challenge friends and family
Organise an arts and crafts fair – make cards, jewellery or art to sell
Do you know of a business who might adopt us as their charity for a year?
JustGiving — AND is officially registered on JustGiving, an online fundraising platform, so you can easily raise money online. It’s a simple, quick and efficient way of fundraising so that your family and friends can sponsor you at any time from any place – which means you can spend less time collecting money and more time raising it! Simply click on our JustGiving link to get started.
Crowdfunder — AND is also on Crowdfunder. We launched this during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown to raise money to ensure that we can continue to provide services to families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire amid the pandemic. The current coronavirus situation is challenging for everyone, but especially for people who have ASC. The lack of routine and the ever changing requirements can be daunting. You can donate to our Crowdfunder by clicking this link.
EasyFundraising — Did you know you can shop and raise free donations for AND? You can do this by shopping online through our easyfundraising Official Page. There is absolutely no extra nor hidden fees to you and to GAS when you shop using the easyfundraising platform. If you are new to easyfundraising, please watch this brief video on how to get started.
If you would prefer to raise money offline, you can download our sponsorship form instead. Once you’ve collected all your sponsorship money, simply return the form with a cheque made payable to Autism & Neurodiveristy - North Scotland.