The Health Agency

 

Support Us

There are several ways you can support our work, from making a one-off or regular donation, to a sponsored sporting challenge to a gift in memory of a loved one. Whatever way you feel able to help, whether it be through donating, fundraising, volunteering, or inspiring others to get involved, you will have a direct impact on what we achieve.

Donate

By supporting our work, you can help change the life of someone and improve their physical or mental health. All donations, no matter how big or small, make a difference as they will help us provide counselling sessions, healthy eating workshops for families, or specialist advice and support for those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Give As You Earn (GAYE) is a really easy way to donate to The Health Agency. Each time you are paid, a donation is deducted by your payroll department before tax is calculated. This means that you will not have to pay the income tax normally due to the Inland Revenue. In practice, this means the donation is boosted by at least 25%, so if you choose to give £2.00 a month, The Health Agency will receive £2.50. You can choose how much to give from your salary each payday.

If you would prefer, you can make a one-off donation by clicking the Paypal button below, or you can contact our office 0131 453 9400 or finance@thehealthagency.org.uk to make a bank payment to our account. The bank payment option means we do not pay fees and receive 100% of your donation.

Please also think about regular giving, this can be every month, or once a quarter or once a year, but knowing we have this regular income is a huge help to us. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.

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Shopping

You can help us when you are shopping on-line too, we are registered with both Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising, and have an Amazon wishlist.

With Amazon Smile, every time you shop at Amazon they will donate 0.5% of your net purchase price to us if we are your chosen charity It costs nothing to do so. Just remember to go through the Smile website each time you shop.

Easyfundraising is a great way of raising funds for us. Use Easyfundraising to shop with over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for The Health Agency every time, it’s that easy!

If you use eBay, sellers can choose to donate some or all of the proceeds from their listings to The Health Agency. As a seller, you can donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support us (learn more here) . You can customise the donation percentage and the charity you want to support for each individual listing. As a buyer, you can donate to The Health Agency at checkout. Browse for us as one of your preferred charities and select us as your favourite, then every time you pay for items on eBay you’ll have the option to also make a donation.

We have set up an Amazon Wish List of some the things we need for The Health Agency. All you have to do is choose what you would like to donate, add it to your basket, and checkout, choosing The Health Agency as your dispatch address. The items will then be delivered directly to us.

Click here to see our wish list and start shopping

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Legacy Giving

A gift in your will to The Health Agency will make a positive impact on our community’s physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. Your gift could help us provide counselling sessions, healthy eating workshops for families, or specialist advice and support for those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

There are 3 main types of fit you can leave us:

  • A residuary gift: This is a percentage of your estate once any gifts have been made to family and friends. This provides supporters with more flexibility when deciding how to ensure that their loved ones are well looked after first and foremost.
  • A pecuniary gift: This is a specified sum of money, but it is worth baring in mind the effects of inflation on this type of gift as it could lose value over years.
  • A specific gift: This is the gift of a specified item – such as a personal possession, land, buildings or stocks and shares.

We always recommend that your will is drafted by a qualified professional such as a solicitor as their businesses are regulated by law. You can search for a solicitor local to you on the Law Society of Scotland’s website.

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Fundraising

There are so many ways you can help us to raise funds and awareness of our services and their impact. You could take part in a fun run, do The Kiltwalk, run your first marathon or come up with a completely different challenge!

There are all kinds of creative ways to fundraise, ranging from casino nights to dress down days at school and work, or even a bake sale or auction.

We suggest using JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving to raise funds online. If you want to create a Fundraising Page for your cause you can use the following bespoke fundrasing link. If you’d rather do your fundraising face-to-face, you can contact us for help with a sponsorship form and collect donations yourself.

Gaming - Raise money on JustGiving - JustGiving

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We are grateful to all our funders and donors

 

 

The Scottish Government
The City of Edinburgh Council
The Robertson Trust
CEIS
Paths for All
Community Fund