How to Help - Support our Bursary Fund
Relate is a registered charity and aims to keep costs to clients as low as possible. We believe that access to counselling services should be a right not a special privilege.
Our Trustees, Friends of Relate, Corporate Sponsors, Volunteers and staff work very hard through the year to raise extra money to provide a Bursary Fund. This special fund is used to support clients who cannot meet the full cost of counselling.
We receive a limited amount of funding from local authorities, grants and trust funds, but there is a shortfall each year which needs to be met by our own fundraising efforts.
Donate to the Bursary Fund
If you would like to make a donation to the Relate Solent and Winchester Bursary Fund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8022 9761.
Become a Friend of Relate
Friends of Relate are supporters of our service who are able to help either by giving a regular donation through Gift Aid, or would be interested in joining the fundraising committee. We also require the services of those who are able to offer practical help such as volunteer receptionists. We welcome the involvement of anyone who can donate time, interest or money. Please contact the Centre Director for more information.
Support our Fund Raising and Profile Raising Events
Please look out for and support our fundraising events throughout the year. These include:
- Concerts and musical events
- Murder Mystery Evenings
- Pub-style quiz evenings
- Festivals and Fetes
- The Annual Great Sunday Lunch, Isle of Wight
- The Arreton Gardens Open Day, Isle of Wight
- Sponsored challenges
Phil's 500 mile sponsored
Phil Cassidy, Trustee of Relate Solent and Winchester, set himself the huge challenge of cycling the North Coast 500 during August 2016 to raise money for the Relate Solent and Winchester Bursary Fund. This is a tough ride of 516 miles around the coastal edges of the North Highlands taking in the villages and towns of places like Ullapool, Durness, John O'Groats, Dornoch and Inverness. Follow Phil's photo blog here to see just how challenging yet beautiful this challenge has been. If you would like to support Phil and the Relate Solent and Winchester Bursary Fund please visit Phil's JustGiving page. All donations will boost the Bursary Fund and will help us to support those who would not otherwise be able to access our services.
St Mary's Stadium Tour
and Quiz Night
In May 2016 80 lucky guests enjoyed a very interesting behind the scenes tour of Southampton Football Club’s St Mary’s Stadium followed by a delicious curry supper and quiz with musical, general knowledge and sports themes. There was music, dancing, a bar, raffle and grand auction. A fantastic time was had by all and the event raised a wonderful total of over £2,000 for the Relate Solent and Winchester Bursary Fund.