Thank you for fundraising for us, you are making a real difference to the lives of the people who we support.

Our fundraisers go the extra mile to raise funds for our charity from fun days, quiz nights, sponsored walks in the Peak District, recycling technology, walking up mountains, to cake sales and sampling home cooked samosas.

Here is a list of fundraising ideas that might inspire you!

If you would like to speak to us about your fundraising ideas please call 01788 573318 or email


Some things to consider?

How much will your fundraiser cost you? Are you funding yourself or are you able to raise enough to cover your costs and also raise additional funds to donate as well?

Is there anyone else who could join you? Fundraising as a team can often give you a a feeling of support when you need it most and give you with the extra motivation you need.

How can we contact you? We would be grateful if you could tell us how we can best contact you to comply with data protection regulations.

Would you like us to share your fundraiser too? Please give us plenty of notice so that we can help you to spread the word about your fundraiser

Why not create a hashtag for your fundraiser or use ours? #fundsfornewdirections

Would you like us to set up a fundraising page for you on Virgin Money Giving? Fill in the form here.

How your money can help

Every penny you raise will help the people we support to live a better quality of life.

In the past we have purchased mobility vehicles, sensory gardens, day trips, computers, pottery classes, allotment features, theatre events and celebration days to name but a few.

As you know, we receive funds to provide our vital services, however with your help we can offer people the extras that make their lives even more fulfilling.

Cut and paste information about our charity to use in your publicity

New Directions provides a wide range of support services to people with a wide range of needs, including those with a learning or physical disability.  The services on offer include support to people in their own homes and in a supported living environment, short breaks and respite, day opportunities, residential services, dementia and transitional support from school to adult services.  The Charity supports people aged 16 and upwards along with their families and carers.

For more information contact 01788 573318, email or visit

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