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Donate

The work of the Cogwheel Trust is dependent both on organisations/ Trusts and individuals who support us financially and client contributions for sessions.

Client session contributions account for around 60% of Cogwheel’s total income of £200k so it is vital that the remainder of the required funding of £80k is raised from a variety sources for Cogwheel to continue to provide affordable counselling for those financially disadvantaged.

Cogwheel is extremely grateful to those dedicated individuals who support our work through one-off gifts or regular donations to the charity. These gifts, however large or small, have a real impact on the services we provide.

Donations can be given either to a particular aspect of our work such as location, children/ family counselling work or to support the broader activities of the charity – either approach makes a real difference to what we are able to offer.

There are a number of ways to donate:

You can give to general funds or to a particular project or activity through a one-off gift by online bank transfer to our bank account. If you would like your gift to be used towards a particular aspect of our work, please include this in the reference.

You can help Cogwheel maintain and develop its services by becoming a regular donor and paying direct into our bank account via Standing Order. If you would like your gift to be used towards a particular aspect of our work, please include this in the reference or get in touch with us.

You can help Cogwheel develop a new service or ensure that a particular wellbeing role continues by making a Large Gift donation by making a payment directly into our bank account. If you would like your gift to be used towards a particular aspect of our work, please include this in the reference or get in touch with us.

Our Bank Details – for each of the ways to donate described above, our bank details are:

  • Account name: Cogwheel Counselling
  • Sort code: 405240
  • Account number: 00013481
  • Account Bank: CAF Bank

Alternatively, if you would like to donate via cheque, please make it payable to “Cogwheel Counselling” and post it to 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge. CB1 2LD

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your gift worth 25% more by completing a Gift Aid form. For every £20 you give, Cogwheel can claim an extra £5 in Gift Aid. A Gift Aid form can be downloaded from the Charity website.

Many people prefer that donations are made to a charity instead of giving flowers at a funeral. A really special way to honour a loved one and celebrate their life is to choose to support the work of Cogwheel Counselling. Your funeral director will be happy to organise this for you and once all the donations have been received, we can let you know how much was given. In 2019 Cogwheel was left a generous legacy of £12,000 which made an appreciable difference.

When making your will you will firstly want to make sure that those closest to you are provided for. But you may also feel able to help support the services of Cogwheel Counselling so that others may benefit now and in the future.

If you would like to support us financially, please contact

Events

Community fundraising for Cogwheel can raise much needed funds as well as providing enjoyment to volunteers and participants alike and increase the profile of the charity.

ü Unfortunately our planned events for 2020 have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown and we hope that everyone will be more fortunate with events next year.

ü We were able to organise Cogwheel’s first Virtual quiz at the end of November with 27 teams and 80+ participants hoping to raise over £800.

ü Over the 2020 Christmas holiday period a virtual Cogwheel 5k Canter was held.

ü In 2019 we organised a number of new community events which included the first Cogwheel 5k Canter Running Festival held on New Years Eve on Jesus Green in Cambridge. Over 400 runners took in a Toddler Mini Sprint, as well as 2k and 5k around routes around Jesus Green. Over £2k was raised from the event.

ü Cogwheel was thankful to one of its Patrons Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College for hosting a Carol Service in the magnificent Magdalene College Chapel in December 2019.

In 2021 we hope to able to return to in person running events.

If you would like to get involved with helping to organise or volunteer at a Cogwheel fundraising event please contact neil@cogwheel.org.uk.

Volunteering

We are very grateful to everybody who supports Cogwheel by volunteering as counsellors, trustees, fundraisers, user group members, or by providing admin and IT support.

How to get involved

You can get involved by joining in one of our upcoming fundraising events (setting up, marshalling, etc.), holding an event of your own, making a donation, or becoming a Cogwheel Ambassador.

We would love you to support us! Get in touch with our Fundraising Manager Neil Davies at neil@cogwheel.org.uk.

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