Our support and activities are partly reliant on the generosity of our supporters. Donations whether large or small go a long way to enabling us to continue with the clubs and activities that we currently run and the chance to develop new ones. There are a number of ways that you can donate to KAB:
Gifts in Wills
We know your family and friends are your priority but after you’ve made provision for loved ones, maybe you would consider supporting Kingston Association for the Blind by leaving us a gift in you Will? Leaving a legacy is one of the best ways to ensure that local services for the blind continue in the Royal Borough of Kingston. You can either allocate a fixed amount or choose to give us the amount remaining in your estate, after all other bequests and expenses have been paid. It is easy to arrange and if you have already written your Will you can easily add a line within it, called a codicil. KAB, would always recommend using a solicitor, over a ‘Will Writing Service’, or a ‘Do It Yourself Kit’.
Co-op ‘Good Causes’
KAB is pleased to inform you that they have been selected as one of three local charities to be supported by the Co-op’s ‘Good Causes’. Members of the store are encouraged to buy own-branded goods, of which 2 pence of every 1 pound spent will be donated to the local charities and the Co-op Foundation.
If you are not a member yet, you can join by visiting your local Co-op store, calling 0800 023 4708, or visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/membership the cost is 1 pound. Once you are registered and having received your temporary card instore, or your permanent card through the post, you can choose your charity by calling 0800 023 4708, selecting option one and asking for help in choosing your favourite charity, which we hope will be Kingston Association for the Blind. Alternatively, if you have the Co-op app on your smart phone or tablet you can choose your favourite charity from there. Apart from the 2 pence that you will be donating to your favourite charity, you will be earning 2 pence rewards for every pound spent on your card.
Please also encourage friends and families living further afield to choose Kingston Association for the Blind as their favourite charity.
Kingston Community Lottery
Kingston Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for 'good causes' in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, and KAB is delighted to let you know you can now support them as your 'good cause', by clicking the link below:
If you find the link inaccessible, or you do not have the internet and you would like to play, and support KAB, please contact the office for assistance by calling 020 8605 0060. Tickets cost just 1 pound a week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000. That's a better chance of winning than the National Lottery, or the Health Lottery. Each ticket has six numbers and each number is between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a six digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination. All 'good causes' supported by the lottery will benefit the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and its residents. We hope you'll support us in making KAB even better, and have some fun along the way!
- You could send in cash or a cheque to the office - If you are a UK tax payer you can also ask for Gift Aid to be claimed on your donation. To do this please complete the form in the link from the government website.
- Donate via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website - Once registered with them you can choose to donate anonymously
- When shopping online you can use Easyfundraising or AmazonSmile and a percentage of your total qualifying shop will automatically come to us.