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DRWF Fundraising: Show your support and share the love this Valentines Day

DRWF Fundraising: Show your support and share the love this Valentines Day

Send a loved one a heart to celebrate all the wonderful things that make them special.

Published: Jan 22, 2021
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A little love goes a long way and ahead of this year’s Valentines Day on 14th February, DRWF is asking supporters to spread the love!

You can do this by sending a love heart to a partner, loved one, or perhaps someone dearly missed.

A little LOVE goes a long way!

DRWF has 96 hearts available – Get yours today!

Suggested donation £20.

Ways to donate:

Option 1 - via the internet
  • Visit the DRWF Valentines page here (available from Monday, 25th January) 

  • Choose your DRWF ‘Love Heart’

  • Make your donation, leave a message and if you like, upload a photo of your loved one.
Option 2 - via telephone
  • Call 02392 637 808 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm), Quoting ‘Valentines Heart’

  • We will process your donation over the phone

  • Our Fundraising Team will then upload your donation onto the virtual website, accompanied by your name and message

At DRWF, we want to help everyone with diabetes live life as fully as they can.

Your donation helps us to do that.

Thank you for your support!

Fundraising for DRWF during the Covid-19 pandemic

During lockdown many fundraising events that had been scheduled for this year have been cancelled as a result of social distancing measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever we are relying on supporters to come up with novel fundraising ideas to support charity operations.

For example, we recently reported on the challenge set by the Rivinus family, who set a 26,000 steps challenge at their home in support of DRWF.

Karen Scott, Community Fundraiser at DRWF, said: “We are still supporting our research projects during the COVID-19 health crisis. DRWF does not receive any government funding and relies on voluntary donations to enable us to do this whilst providing practical support to people living with diabetes and those who care for them.”

If you have a fundraising idea and would like to support DRWF we would love to hear from you. Contact us to discuss any ideas by emailing fundraising@drwf.org.uk or call 023 9263 6138.

Call to action - How you can support DRWF during this time

Sarah Tutton, Chief Executive of DRWF, said: “Research is the only way to find new treatments and a cure for diabetes. We have multi-year grant awards in place right now which we must do our utmost to honour and we must be able to react to ongoing applications that we receive for research work that could truly make a difference to the lives of people with diabetes. 

“We exist on voluntary donations and fundraised income and like most charities, Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our ability to raise the funds we need. We expect the months ahead will be just as challenging, and sadly this may have an impact on our ability to fund the volume and value of research work that could fuel the next big breakthrough.

“Charities need us, as we need them, more than ever before. Our supporters enable us to keep our research funding on track meaning that the diabetes research community has funds available to find the cure that could transform the lives of millions. We can’t thank our supporters enough for their continued support during these challenging times.”

Support DRWF by making a donation here

Read Lockdown guidance for staying home and safe for people living with diabetes during Covid-19 pandemic
Find out more about DRWF-funded research here

DRWF operations during the Covid-19 health crisis

The DRWF team is working remotely. Covid-19 guidance, particularly where it aligns or impacts with diabetes guidance, is shared as quickly as possible through the DRWF website and social media channels with the aim of making it as easy to understand as possible and a reliable source of latest news.

For latest update follow DRWF on FacebookInstagram and Twitter
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