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 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.