What Can I Do?
Everyone can do something to support The Blue Tangerine Federation, our schools and our children. Here are just some of them.
Sign up for our Fundraising & Engagement Newsletter
Our quarterly Engagement Newsletter is packed full of feel good stories of how our wonderful supporters have helped to change the world for our fantastic young people.
Attend and support one of our events
From our events page, you can see that there is much you can get involved in! Whether you join us at our Dinner Dance, buy or donate something for our online auction, choose to walk on fire or run 5k over inflatables, there is something fun for everyone.
We are always looking for sponsors for our events, so if you or your company would like to sponsor part of or one of our events, please let us know.
Keep your eye open for new and exciting events throughout the year.
Donate your time through volunteering
We often have plenty of opportunities for people to volunteer at our school. Whether this is something you do on your own or as a corporate team building activity. You can volunteer your time by helping decorate our school, helping with the gardening work or helping in classrooms with reading.
There are many reasons why people volunteer:
- To give something back
- To see if special needs education is right for them as a career
- To work on personal development projects, such as writers, artists
- To get satisfaction from the experience of helping children with disabilities and making a real difference to their lives
- To support children to access the mainstream world through work experiences/ travel training
- To support the school with their own knowledge and experience - sharing great practices
- Building links with the local community
- Good for team building as it allows spending quality time with colleagues outside the work place
Softcats PLC decorating day at St Luke's
Please be aware that the pupils' safety and protection is always a priority for the school and every volunteer is checked with a police DBS, references are taken up and lists regarding the barring of adults working with children are always accessed for clearance.
We host placements for university undergraduates and postgraduates:
- Student Teachers
- Trainee Education Psychologists
- Trainee Occupational Therapists
- Trainee Music, Art, Movement Therapists and Psychotherapists
Choose us as your charity of the year
Many businesses, groups and clubs nominate a 'Charity of The Year'. That could be us!
Support us through the year with charity collection boxes, get creative with fundraising activities and spread the word about what we do. Be our biggest fan all year round! We can help and advise you to get the ball rolling.
Click HERE for more information about Corporate Fundraising & Charity of the Year
We know how difficult it can be to fundraise, and so we've come up with a few ideas below to get you started.
- •Cake Sale
- •Car Wash
- •Quiz Night
- •Dress Down Day
- •And lots more...
Donate Your Birthday - Request Donations Instead Of Gifts
This year, make it a birthday to remember and ask for donations to help our fantastic schools. Start a fundraising page with one of the popular charity donation sites such as Just giving.
Our school embraces a functional approach to life. We like comfort, engagement and giving a homely feel to our pupils. You may have furniture that need a new home, please see if we can make use of it.
Take on a challenge to raise money for us
Whether you would like to jump out a plane at 15,000ft, run a 5k or even a marathon, cycle from London to Brighton - there are lots of different challenges you could do to push yourself. So why not raise money at the same time for one of our school?
Make a donation
We are always looking for raffle prizes. That unwanted Christmas box or birthday gift you didn't really want yourself. Donate it to us today - somebody else is guaranteed to love it!
You can make a one-off or regular monetary donation to one of our schools. 100% of all donations benefit our children directly. You can visit our donations pages through the link at the top of the page.
When you shop on Amazon you can raise money for your school just by buying the things you would normally buy. Simply log in to Amazon Smile and choose us as you charity. 'Friends of St Luke's Redbourn' or 'Friends of Collett'
With Easy Fundraising you can shop with over 4000 retailers, including M & S, Argos, Morrisons, Tesco and Ebay while raising money for our schools. Simply follow this link and enter 'Friends of St Luke's Redbourn' or 'Friends of Collett Hemel Hempstead' as your cause. Easy Fundraising
Adopt an Animal
We have a wealth of animals that the children learn to care for and that are used as therapy. We have donkeys, sheep, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and reptiles to name but a few. At Christmas, we offer the chance to adopt one of our animals. The perfect Christmas Present! You will receive an adoption pack full of interesting information about your chosen animal and regular updates throughout the year about their progress. All proceeds will go to the upkeep of our animals.
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We are on LinkedIn and Instgra. Search for The Blue Tangerine Charity
Let people know about us
The most powerful thing you can do is tell people about us! Our children usually learn about the world through storybooks and fairy tales. Research shows that people are more likely to be engaged if it involves a story. Tell your story about The Blue Tangerine. This will help raise awareness and break down barriers of our children with Special Educational Needs and our schools. For most people, fundraising involves some sort of journey. There were probably some difficult, moving or funny moments that could form part of your story and bring what you are doing to life.
Attend and support one of our events
Whether you join us at our Dinner Dance, buy or donate something for our online auction, choose to walk on fire or attend our one of our Golf Day's, there is something fun for everyone.
You could also buy our range of speciality teas and artisan coffees from our online coffee shop all profits from which go straight back into the school to support our young people.
We are always looking for sponsors for our events, so if you or your company would like to sponsor part of or one of our events, please let us know. Keep your eye open for new and exciting events throughout the year.