As a charity that offers so much, we need the support of individuals who can give their time or financial assistance to enable us to continue our work.
All our expenses and administration costs are kept to a minimum and donors may choose how they would like their money to be spent. Just let us know if you wish your donation to be put towards one of our specific projects.
For details of How to Donate please see below.
The Orchard Trust currently has several exciting projects taking place that need your support.
Your generosity can help raise valuable funds towards our work.
Appeal to raise £1.3 Million
Build a Future - The Redevelopment of Offa's Dyke
Our biggest current project. Below is an artists impression of how the finished home will look.
The people who live at Offa's Dyke embrace life with determination, humour and enthusiasm. Using their inspiration we are launching our Offa's Dyke appeal to develop purpose built accommodation which will significantly improve the lives of the people living there. Many of the people who live at Offa's Dyke have profound and multiple learning disabilities and can be totally dependent on others to do everyday tasks. We want to provide assistive technology to give them more control and help them to live their lives as normally and independently as possible.
This equipment will enable the individuals we support to carry out everyday tasks such as closing a window, turning a light on and off and selecting television channels - many of the simple things that we may take for granted.
With your help the appeal is aiming to raise £1.3 Million in order to rebuild and equip the home and create a brighter future for adults with learning disabilities.
This is how you can help...........
Donating to Build A Future
A donation of £5-£100 will buy bricks or roof tiles so that brick by brick we will help to secure a future for the people we support and care for.
A donation of £100-£1,000 will go towards providing a door, a window, a cooker, a tumble dryer, or raised beds for the garden. You or your club/organisation/company will be making a real difference to people's lives.
A donation of £1,000+ will enable a bedroom to be fitted out with assistive technology which will make simple things possible. Drawing the curtains, answering the door, turning on the TV or making a phone call can all be achieved using electronic/infrared technology for people with disabilities who have the desire, but lack the tools for independence.
In recognition of all contributions to our Build A Future Appeal, you will receive a Build A Future Certificate of Donation together with a letter of thanks - please just let us have your contact details once you have made your donation so that we can forward this to you.
Build A Future Appeal Update
We have now completed the first stage of the rebuild and the new home is called Silver Birch House. Everyone is very happy with their new home which provides a pleasant and relaxed living and working environment. Work has now commenced to demolish the old building, leading to the construction of a further house to be called The Oaks which is expected to be completed by late summer/early autumn 2012.
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP - Please continue to help us raise the funds required to build the second home and equip both homes with assistive technology to help provide people with more independence.
Our Swim Gym is now fully open and people from services around the Trust are benefitting from this superb facility, which incorporates a rebound therapy trampoline, exercise pool and jacuzzi. To enable people to get the best experience possible from the Swim Gym, we would like to purchase a second shower trolley, a floating head support for pool use, a touch reactive light tunnel for the rebound room and a large ride on roll for the trampoline.
Supporters, Friends & Sponsors of The Orchard Trust
Become a Supporter with a donation of £1 - £100
Become a Friend with a donation of £100 - £1,000
Become a Sponsor with a donation of £1,000+
If you would like to support our work you can make your donations to The Orchard Trust online, by post or by text:
Online - You can donate using a credit/debit card via:
When donating online, please add a note (i.e. when using MyDonate please tick the box next to where it says "I am happy to be contacted by the charities I donate to". Or, when using PayPal please type your note in the box where it allows you to "Add special instructions to the seller"). Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org advising of your contact details; stating which project you wish your donation to be put towards and whether you wish to be added to our 'Thank you' page or remain anonymous.
Post - Please make all cheques/postal orders payable to 'The Orchard Trust' and send to:
The Orchard Trust, Valley Springs,
Just Text Giving - Just text “ORCH11” followed by an amount “£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10” to the text number 70070. Your donation will then be deducted from your calling credit (if on pay as you go), or added to your phone bill (if on contract). You will then receive a message, please follow the instructions to make your donation. You will also have the option of adding Gift Aid.
Make your donation worth even more to us
When donating please add Gift Aid to maximise the donations we receive at no extra cost to yourselves. You can download the Gift Aid Declaration form here. Provided you are a taxpayer, we can claim an additional 25p for each £1 that you donate which will make a huge difference to us.
Fundraising - If you would like to organise a fundraising event on behalf of The Orchard Trust (or are already in the process of organising one), we would be delighted to hear from you - please contact us to let us know more about your event.
We like to show our appreciation for all your support.
As an acknowledgement to all our donors for your generous donations, we can include your name or organisation's name on our website. We can also include a link to your organisation's website. If you would like your name or organisation's name included on our Donor List, please email email@example.com or tel 01594 861137 with your details once you have made your donation or include a note or your details when donating by post. If you would like your donation to remain anonymous, please let us know and we will honour your request.
We can also mention your organisation and the support you have given in our news items such as our facebook page and our newsletter - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you wish to be included.
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With your help we can build a brighter future for adults with learning disabilities.