Give in celebration

Asking for donations instead of gifts is an inspiring way for family and friends to mark your special occasion and help our life-changing work.

It's the perfect alternative gift for any celebration you have in mind – wedding, anniversary, retirement or birthday.

Porchlight's director of fundraising and communications, Jo Dawes, got married and asked for donations to Porchlight instead of gifts, raising £1865.

It was an easy decision for me and my husband Will to ask for charitable donations in lieu of presents. We already have a house kitted out with everything we need and felt very fortunate to have a home of our own when we know that others don't. We thought we could make an already special day extra-special by using our wedding as an opportunity to raise funds for a cause close to both of our hearts. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of family and friends and thrilled we could make a small difference to vulnerable people in Kent.

How to donate

You can ask for donations on the day and you can also create a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page so that your family and friends can donate online if they prefer or if they can't attend your event.

We're here to help

Give us a call on 01227 813199 or email getinvolved@porchlight.org.uk and we'll send you donation forms, cash envelopes, information leaflets and branded promotional items which you can use on your special day.

You can also download our Donation form.