sedcat provides a much loved and valued service for the local community. Our services are a lifeline to frail elderly, disabled and isolated people, giving them low cost fully accessible door to door transport to get out and about, enjoying life and making friends. There are many ways you can help support us to continue our much need services either through donations or volunteering.
Help us continue to provide accessible community transport services to vulnerable people who – without sedcat – are at risk of being socially excluded from society.
Why Should I Help?
If people are able to get out of their homes from time to time, they have access to a wide range of social and leisure facilities. This helps them stay happier and healthier. Supporting people to maintain their independence and live in their own homes for longer means that the savings to the Public purse can be considerable.
While we receive some funding through local agencies, sedcat and those vulnerable people we support, are reliant on donations as well as the time our volunteers give us to keep us going. We need your help to keep these low cost ‘not for profit’ services going for many more years as well as developing new services when gaps in local provision are identified.
Help us act as a local voice on behalf of users, community groups and others requiring accessible transport and give people transport to enjoy an active and inclusive life avoiding isolation and loneliness in older age.
How Can I Help?
Make a donation
For many people, using public transport can be difficult, if not impossible, especially for our more vulnerable service users. We would be unable to continue operating all of our services without the valuable donations from our members, the community, local businesses and project partners.
Your donation really does make a difference to us, no matter how big or small it may be. And if you are a taxpayer, we can claim back 25p on your donation through the Gift Aid scheme.
We would also like to thank all those who have donated, and continue to regularly donate to us, for your generosity and support.
Become a member
Members can enjoy considerable benefits through annual membership of Shopmobility or the BAT Bus. To see the schemes on offer follow this link:>>
Head across to our media resources area and see what videos and images, posters are available for you to download and promote on your website, social media pages or intranets – Follow this link>>
Participate in the BH Coastal Lottery
For £1 a week, you can help sedcat and have a chance of winning up to £25,000. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week. All you need to do is visit our page at https://www.bhcoastallottery.co.uk/support/sedcat and follow the instructions to buy tickets.
Organise or join in fundraising events
Keep an eye on our Latest News on this website or our Facebook page for Events Follow this link to our newsletter page>>
Raise donations for sedcat when you shop online.
If you shop online, you can now help sedcat by nominating them as the charity you wish to support. All you need to do is:
- Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk
- When asked to choose your cause, select sedcat
- Then continue to your chosen retailer and start shopping
Easyfunding have over 2,700 top retailers and over 55,000 good causes. The retailer will donate back a percentage of your shopping bill to easyfundraising and this will then be given to sedcat. This is an excellent way of supporting your local charity and benefitting your community.
To raise money by using easyfundraising.org.uk every time you shop online. To make a donation please find us on:- www.localgiving.com/sedcat
Leave a legacy in your will
If you are considering leaving a legacy to charity, we can provide you with details of how you can support sedcat. You will need to use a solicitor to make a will or to make substantial changes to an existing will.
Please consult a solicitor for advice on the most appropriate way for you to leave a gift to sedcat in your will.
Become a volunteer
At sedcat, we understand how important it is to provide opportunities for anyone living in the community who wish to contribute to society by helping those less privileged than themselves. We greatly value our dedicated band of Volunteers who work tirelessly to help us in our mission to bring accessible and affordable transport to residents in Bournemouth who struggle with their transport needs.
To find out more about how you can make a difference and change people’s lives for the better by volunteering with sedcat, follow this link:>>
Become a Trustee
From time to time we need committed individuals to expand the range of Trustee skills as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eye to succession planning. Find out more about the Trustee vacancies at present by following this link:>>>