A to Z

of fundraising

Want to fundraise but not sure what to do? Have a look at our A to Z of fundraising to give you some inspiration.

Available Resources

We have a few poster ideas to get you started, they're

here for you to download.

Get in touch

Already had an idea and want to speak to someone about what to do next? Drop us an email to get in touch.

Why fundraise?


Fundraising for People First Dorset helps us to develop our projects and reach even more people with learning disabilities. The need for our work is acute and growing. In the UK right now:


  • 38% of people with a learning disability die from avoidable causes, compared with 9% of the general population

  • Only 6% of adults with a learning disability (known to their local authority) were in paid employment in England compared to 76% of people aged 16 - 64 in the general population in 2017/19 (ONS, 2019). 

  • Severe mental illness is 8.4 times more prevalent in patients with a learning disability than those without (2017/18).


We want to see a society where every person with a learning disability has the support they need to have the best possible outcomes in life, be it friendships, good health or contributing to society.

Let's empower people with learning disabilities

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

2 Herringston Barn, Herringston, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9PU


Just £5 per month really helps us deliver and develop our projects

Online - PayPal

Even the smallest donation can make a difference


Other ways to help

Legacy Giving

After having taken care of your family, would you consider remembering us in your will? A big concern for parents of sons and daughters with learning disabilities is what happens when they are no longer here to look after them and their welfare.


If you would like to discuss leaving a share of your estate, a fixed sum or a specific gift, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss further.

Shop & give!
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Did you know you can donate to People First Dorset whilst shopping on Amazon and it won’t cost you a penny? If you shop via Amazon Smile, a website operated by Amazon with the same products and prices as, they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice. 


Click on the link below, choose People First Dorset as your charity of choice, and remember to shop via (it’s best to bookmark this site so you don’t forget) to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

How your donations help

Your donations impact our members in a number of ways from feeling less socially isolated, more confident, having better self esteem, alongside improved health and wellbeing.

pays for a community bus to transport 15-20 of our members safely to and from events
allows us to run a Speaking Up group
pays for a Friendship Club social event for up to 80 members