Other ways to raise money…
Help us sell NLT Handicrafts
NLT in Kathmandu make a range of high quality fair trade leather goods and some are available from our online shop. Income from sales of these goods goes towards supporting the work of NLT. If you think you could sell these for us at local fairs, or know of local shops who would be interested in stocking our products, please contact us to talk about it. You could even start your own business, buying from us at a wholesale rate and selling at a profit for yourself. Talk to Enid or Mike on 020 8940 1200 or email: email@example.com
Set up a sponsored event
NLT has established an annual event that people can join in with to raise the profile of NLT and to build a “fun factor” into raising funds. The NLT Sponsored Walk – the “Stride Against Stigma” – first occurred in Richmond Park in October 2011 and has happened each year since then at a variety of venues. It is usually attended by a group of friends and Trustees and is a great opportunity to catch up with NLT news and have a really nice time in beautiful surroundings and fresh air. The eight walks since that first one have all been very enjoyable, but there is still work to do to raise more support for this as an annual event that can be effective at raising funds for NLT. The main challenge seems to be getting people to join in. The next walk will be 25th September 2021 in the Maidenhead area along the Thames or in the Chiltern area near Stokenchurch. If you would like to join us then please watch our website and contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep you updated.
For 2018 and 2019 NLT has entered a group of runners into the Vitality London 10000 Run, which takes place on the bank holiday Monday at the end of May, and uses part of the London Marathon route. The Vitality Run is a well organised event and about 24,000 people take part each year to run the 10km for all sorts of charities. NLT has raised about £4000 from these two events and was keen to enter runners in 2020, but Covid prevented that. 2021 has also been difficult for the Vitality run but we are having an informal run on 31st May instead, in trhe Maidenhead area, led by Trustee Ian Beech. If running is your thing then please contact us on email@example.com as we could consider including you in the line-up of runners for NLT.
We are also very happy when supporters raise funds for NLT with their own events and several have occurred over the years, including a 3 peaks challenge, a London Marathon run, a 10 day Pennine Way walk, restaurant events, a barbershop concert, a bird watching event, a run of the length of the Grand Union Canal, and a film screening of a new film. Events could include garage sales, jumble sales, coffee mornings, etc. Do consider having your own event or running for us in an established local half marathon. If you contact us we could possibly pay for your registration fee to join a local marathon – although the London Marathon is beyond us. We are registered with the Just Giving website, and the Give.net website (run by Stewardship) which makes setting up an event and donating to it much easier.
Invictus Active was established by two wheelchair users who have developed their own range of equipment to help people in their position to get fitter and lose weight. Invictus offers a range of products from fitness equipment to wheelchair accessories, available through their website, and with every qualifying purchase Invictus will make a £10 donation to a charity you choose from their list, including Nepal Leprosy Trust.
Another great way to earn money for NLT is through searching the web via the “Everyclick” search website and using it as your main search “engine”. Make Everyclick your “home page”, set Nepal Leprosy Trust as your charity, and make money for us every time you “click” to search for items on the internet.
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“Give as you live” and “Shop2Fundraise” are two online shopping sites that have negotiated charitable giving from many big shops that can be accessed through these sites. This is a great way to raise money for NLT as you shop on the internet. You need to set NLT as the charity of your choice on each site ad then simply shop away. For more information, go to our page dedicated to these sites – click here.