Why Support Crossroads?

There are over 5 million* unpaid adult carers in the UK (plus thousands of young carers) who make an invaluable contribution to people in need, to their families and communities, as well as society as a whole. Unpaid care saves the UK £132 billion per year.

This enormous contribution made by carers often goes unnoticed. Carers care quietly in their own homes, away from the public eye and many people fail to recognise or acknowledge the support they give. Little is said about how difficult it is to make time to care for someone and how physically as well as mentally draining it can be, frequently taking its toll on the private and professional life of the carer, as well as their health and wellbeing.

(*2021 Census).

How can you support Crossroads?

As a charity, we value the support of those who are able to make a donation to us. Donations go directly towards our work with carers and their families. Whether its a one-off or regular donation, big or small, every single donation makes a huge difference to the lives of carers of all ages, allowing us to continue to support family carers in their role and help those being cared for to stay in their own home for longer.

Below are a list of ways in which you can help to make a positive difference to the lives of carers in the West Midlands.

Gift Aid

However you choose to donate, if you are a UK tax payer, please remember Gift Aid. GiftAid makes a huge difference to how many people we can support as we can claim an extra 25% on your donation from the Government – that’s an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Please download and complete the below GiftAid form and email it to: info@crossroads-caringforcarers.org or post to: Crossroads Caring for Carers, 494 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DG.

Crossroads Gift Aid form

Donations

A single donation

You can make a one-off donation over the phone by calling us on 0121 553 6483, make an online donation via Just Giving (see details below) or alternatively, you can send a cheque to our office address (494 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DG). If you wish to make a cash donation in person, we would be delighted to see you.

Cheques to be made payable to – The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd.

Crossroads Community Champions

If you are a local business and select us as your local charity of choice, donations are greatly received. We will thank you by adding you as one of our named Community Champions, as well as offering our Crossroads Carers Card to your employees who are caring for someone whilst also undertaking their working role. Donations can be made as outlined above.

Remember us in your will

Leaving a lasting legacy by making a gift in your will to Crossroads is a valuable way to help support our work.

When thinking about your will, we understand that your family and friends will always come first. A gift in your will is a special way to ensure that we can continue to care for carers and those who are cared for.

How to leave a gift in your will –

A gift can be as small or large as you like – leaving just 1% of your estate can make a big difference.

When leaving a gift you will need to make a note of our name, address and registered charity number:

  • Official charity name – The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme  Ltd
  • Address – 494 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DG
  • Registered charity number – 1040679

Collecting at a funeral

Receiving donations instead of flowers or simply collecting at a funeral can really help us. Please send cheques (made payable to The Sandwell Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme Ltd) or  you could co-ordinate donations online and by share your Just Giving link with your friends and family. www.justgiving.com/crossroads-caringforcarers.

Just Giving

 

You can make a one off donation to us online, safely and securely through Just Giving.

 

Visit our Just Giving page here.

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Fundraising

Organising a fundraising event is a fantastic way to get your friends and family involved in raising funds for us. If you’re thinking of organising a fundraising activity please do get in touch. We are happy to help with ideas, planning, promotion and advice to help make your event a success! Visit Just Giving to get started.

Regular donations

Setting up a direct debit

You can also make a regular monthly donation by setting up a direct debit. Please call 0121 553 6483 for our banking details.

And don’t forget Gift Aid! See top of page.

Donate as you shop

Turn everyday shopping into donations with easyfundraising or Give as you Live.

easyfundraising partners with over 7,500 brands who will donate part of what you spend to a cause of your choice – just choose Crossroads! It won’t cost you any extra. The cost is covered by the brand.

It only takes 2 minutes to sign up. Please visit: https://join.easyfundraising.org.uk/…/A2306/facebook/

Give as you Live

One very simple way to support us is to raise funds whilst you shop! If you shop via the Give as you Live website, they turn a percentage of everything you buy into a donation for us with no extra cost to you. With over 4,000 stores registered including ASOS, Sainsbury’s, Argos and Boots, why not sign up now and choose Crossroads Caring for Carers (Sandwell).

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