Victims First Northumbria is an independent charity and a free victim referral service. We understand everyone’s differing needs and situations and we will always give the best possible care and advice. Without fundraising and donations from members of the public we would not be able to deliver this important service. Your support would help Victims First Northumbria to invest in our staff and volunteers to continue providing our essential support to those who need it most.
Donate & Fundraising
How your money helps
- £3 will help to train and support our volunteers to provide an exceptional level of care to victims of crime
- £5 can help us to provide a victim of burglary with practical security measures a to make them feel safer in their own home
- £10 can help us to support a victim fleeing domestic violence
- £20 will allow one of our experienced Care Coordinators to visit a vulnerable victim in the comfort of their own home
Larger donations can help us provide ongoing training to our Care Coordinators and Volunteers to enable them to continue to support and reach as many of victims of crime in the Northumbria area as possible.
Ways to donate
Your donations, no matter how big or small, can make a difference to the work we do.
Online option: visit our Easy Fundraising page
You can make a single or monthly donation to our charity to help us to provide vital support to victims of crime. None of your donation is used for commission, set up fees or administration.
It all goes to providing support to victims.
There are lots of ways you can fundraise for Victims First Northumbria. You could run a marathon or do a hike, you could hold a tea party or bake sale, or put on a show or a quiz night, dress up as a furry animal or as your favourite superhero. Pretty much anything you fancy really. We can help out with some of the things you might need such as collection tins, sashes, sponsor forms and such like. You can download a sponsorship form here VFN Sponsorship Form
You can do it on your own or with friends or colleagues or you could get in touch to see how you can volunteer or help out and raise money for our next fundraising event – we are really quite flexible.
Contact Danni Wylde at Danielle.email@example.com or on 0800 011 3116 ext 73212 for more information on how you can get involved and help us support victims of crime across the region.
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Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.
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Victims First Northumbria now have an Ebay shop! Selling good quality clothing and goods donated by kind members of the public to raise money for specific causes such as our current Deposit Your Closet clothing scheme, raising money for victims of Domestic Abuse.
Click here to see what we have on sale currently. More coming very soon!.
Remembering Victims First Northumbria in your will
Leaving a charitable gift in your Will is easier than most people realise. It is always worth regularly reviewing your Will to make sure your wishes are reflected in it. Once you have thought about your nearest and dearest, if you would like to include a gift to Victims First Northumbria, the easiest way to do this is through a pecuniary (cash) gift or residuary gift which is a share of your estate.
We understand that your Will is private to you but if you would like to let us know that you have included a gift to VFN, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donation will help us provide vital support to vulnerable victims of crime, helping them on their journey to recovery.
Help with writing your Will
We always recommend that you ask a solicitor or other legally qualified professional to prepare your Will. To find a solicitor who can help you with making your will, visit the Law Society’s Find a Solicitor website and use the quick search option “Wills and probate” to find your nearest solicitor.
Choosing a law firm that is a member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme means that your solicitor will meet the high standards for wills and probate services set by the Law Society. You will also be using a specialist legal professional who is regulated and insured, unlike most other will-writing services.
Information for Funeral Directors
If you are a Funeral Director and are paying in donations from a recent funeral, then you can send the donations in by cheque, online donate scheme or contact us on 0800 011 3116
Collections at funerals
Many people arrange collections at funerals as a way to give in memory of a loved one. You can make your donations by cheque or online by visiting our MyDonate page. If you provide us with the details of a loved one, we will contact the family regarding the donation and how this will help us provide support to vulnerable victims.
Turn your unwanted clothing into new items for people fleeing Domestic Violence
Deposit your Closet
We want your unwanted, unloved and unworn clothing and accessories. We want to turn them into cash to buy new items to give to people fleeing Domestic Violence who often leave with very little.
Everything we make from any donations goes right back into this cause and hopefully supporting as many people as possible.
So use this as an excuse to have a clear out…..we take jeans, tops, shoes, bedding, towels, scarves, jumpers, men, women’s and children’s. We take DVDs too.
We have collection points around the North East and in some cases we can collect – give us a call on 0800 011 3116 and ask for Danni or email us at Danielle.email@example.com or check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info.