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We invite you to support Omega care for life

Supporting families coping with end of life issues is hard work and involves time and money. If you believe that caring is everyone’s business we invite you to help us. We want to do more for the people we serve. Your donation can make this possible.

Regular donation                     One off donation

Regular donation                                             One-off donation

We encourage you to tell us which programme or which local area you would like your donation to benefit. If you are in a position to help you can do so by making a corporate investment, a personal donation, a bequest or by providing a gift in kind, organising a fundraising event or donating some of your valuable time.

  • £5,000 will enable us to expand the Chatterbox team by contributing to the part-time salary of one of our Programme Co-ordinators
  • £3,000 will contribute towards the costs of our successful Bereavement Support programme
  • £1,000 will contribute towards the running costs of a meeting Point Support Group for 12 months. This will help local caregivers and bereaved former carers benefit from peer support, coping skills and companionship
  • £500 will help us buy a tablet computer loaded with speech synthesising software and provide technical support to a patient suffering from motor neurone disease for at least 12 months.
  • £50 will make a significant contribution towards the cost of running a Meeting Point Support Group or an outreach and awareness raising session to help us find more clients in need of urgent help.
  • You can also conveniently make a regular commitment by setting up a standing order or buying a subscription to the Omega Lottery from as little as £12.

If you are in a position to make a donation, whether large or small, we thank in advance for your kindness. All online donations are acknowledged and a written receipt is released in respect of individual donations of £5 or more.

Donating to Omega

Omega is seeking personal donations, fundraising partners, and sponsorship from successful businesses to support our work. You can help Omega by:

  • Volunteering to share your skills and talent
  • Helping us to promote events and appeals
  • Organising a fundraising event
  • Pledging a regular affordable monthly payment
  • Making a donation
  • Sponsoring an activity, event or project
  • Providing help in kind
  • Subscribing to the Omega Lottery
  • Buy an Omega Wristband £2 (plus 75p P&P)
  • Donating phones, postage stamps, currency and books
  • Purchasing an item from our eBay shop

Your donations will contribute to the running of support groups and social events for unpaid carers, former carers and the bereaved. Please specify if you would like your donation to go towards the Omega MND iPad Appeal.

Donate by cheque

Download a Gift Aid donation form and return it with your cheque to our freepost address. Please make your cheque payable to "Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care".

Donate by debit / credit card

Click the yellow button below to make a card donation via PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to do this, but we recommend that you set one up. It's free and more of your donation will go to Omega by reducing handling fees.

 

 

Regular donations

Please consider making a regular monthly payment. This can help Omega in many ways. You can make a regular donation from as little £2 a month. We’re a small charity. Small amounts can make a difference to us. If you're in a position to do so, please help us to reach more people who need extra support: 

Giving is good for you

Making a donation is a popular way to support a worthwhile cause - We donate or volunteer our valuable time because we want to help make a difference; but a side effect of giving is that the act of giving also benefits the giver. Donating can make us feel happy. In fact, we have more positive feelings when we give money to others than when we spend it on ourselves (Norton, M., et al., 2008). When we donate, the brain areas associated with pleasure and social attachment are activated resulting in a warm, happy feeling (Moll, J., et al., 2006).

When a person gives to charity (however altruistic their intentions are) they are likely to benefit too. Giving can make you happy, improve self-esteem, benefit your health, and can inspire other people to follow your example. The measurable health benefits associated with donating are thought to be linked to higher self-esteem and reduced stress. Oman (1999) compared statistics of older people who volunteered with those of older people who didn’t volunteer over five-year years, and found that amongst volunteers there was a 44% lower mortality rate.

Generosity inspires generosity. When one person gives, others are more likely to do the same (Fowler and Christakis, 2010). Charitable behaviour therefore has the potential to inspire others and start a ripple of similar behaviour throughout a community. When we donate to a charity we become involved. It was our donation that made work possible – we’re connected. We promote social connectivity too when we volunteer, because whenever we give, our generosity is likely to be reciprocated (Simpson, B., et al., 2008). These powerful exchanges which make us feel valued by others and part of a network, are crucial for our mental wellbeing.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a donation to Omega to help others and enjoy the positive energy of giving. If you would like to consider becoming directly involved in Omega activity, please visit our volunteer page or get in touch to discuss how we might work together in other ways. Please dip your toe in the Omega water and help us make waves. We thank you in anticipation of your kindness.

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/5_ways_giving_is_good_for_you/#

Natalie Baker

Thank You

Sincere thanks to the generous donors listed below and to those donors who wished to remain anonymous. Whilst we will always respect your instructions we very much prefer that donors provide their name and contact details, not least to enable us to thank you publicly.

Mrs P Allis-Smith, Mrs J Allport, Mr M Allport, Ms D Angis, Dr M & Mrs A Arthur, Ms E Ashew-Jones, Ms C Ashton, Mrs EJ Baker, Mrs A J Balderstone, Ms C Barton, Ms B Bateman, Ms R Bawn, Mr M Beardwell, Ms J Beddard, The Beeches Medical Practice, Blackfriars Residents Association, J Blackman, Mr & Mrs Booth, Ms Y Booth, Ms A Bowden, Dr H Bowden, B&Q Shrewsbury, Ms M Bradley, Mr K & Mrs V Brazier, Mr D & Mrs V Bromilow, Mr M Buckley, Mrs R Caldwell, Mr G & Mrs M Cass, Mr P Childs, Ms D Chiscariu, Ms H Clarke, Mr J Clarke, Mr L Clarke, Ms L Clarke, Ms M Clarke, Prof. C Clifford, Mr E Clitheroe, Mrs M Clitheroe, Mr R & Mrs R Cole, Mr J & Mrs H Cooper, Miss S Coppack, Ms L Cowell, CPS Shropshire, Mr J Crackett, Mr A & Mrs G Cross, Ms BJ Davies, Mr G & Mrs J Davies, Mr I Davies, Mr J Davies, Ms K Davies, Ms R Davies, Ms Z Davies, Mr T Day, Ms C Dennard, Mr M Derbyshire, Mr T Dickenson, Ms H Dyson, Ms W Dyson, Mr E Eades, Ms J Eades, Mr E Edwards, Mr G Ellaby, Ms J Elliot, R Farratt, Ms Jill Flexcel, Mr P & Mrs A Flint, Mr J & Mrs N Gage, Ms M Gallagher, A Gater, Mr C Gillie, Ms H Gittins, Mr P Glanville, Mr A Goodman, Miss B Greenhalgh, Ms J Green, Greggs Foundation, Ms L Grey, Mrs J Griffin, Dr. T L Griffin, Mr M Hale, Ms S Hallewell, Mrs M J Halstead, Mrs H Harris, Mr P Harris, Ms S Harris, Mr T Harrison, Mr J Hassall, Ms J Hayes, Mr H Heath, Mr D Hewetson, Mr P & Mrs F Hibberd, Mrs J Hickman, Mr G Hill, Mr ES Holliman, Mrs B Hoyle, Mr J Hughes, Mr L Hughes, Mr R Hughes, Ms S Hughes, Mr J Humphries, Mrs J Hunt, Mr D Jefferey, Ms B C Jones, Ms K Jones, Ms L Jones, Mr P Jones, Mrs H Kenyon, Ms M Kristiansen, Ms A Langford, Mr P and Mrs C Lapage, Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors (Shrewsbury), Mr D Leeke, Mr L & Mrs M Le Quesne, Mr J Lawrence, Mr A & Mrs C Lee, A Letton Percival & Co Ltd, Mr J & Mrs J Lincoln, Ms S Macpherson, Mr M Malcom, Manchester United Foundation Trading Ltd, Mrs P Manners, Marks & Spencer Shrewsbury, Mr R Marr, Mr G Martin, Mr S W & Mrs R Martin, Mr B Mason, Ms C Maude, Mr A & Mrs M Mckirdy, Mr J McLean, Dr J.J.McMullan, Ms H Memery, Mrs J Memery, Ms K Memery, Mr T A Memery, Mr S Merchant, Mr R Miles, Ms C Millington, Ms D Morrey, Morris & Co Shrewsbury, Mr B Morris, Ms L Morris, Mr P Morris, The Motor Neurone Disease Association, Ms K Munslow, Mr R Murry, New Kinver Players, Ms G Nicholls, Mr M Oldsocks, Mr DG Owen, Mrs N Peck, Ms C Perry, Ms M Phelan, Mrs S Phillips, Mr S Pugh, Mr C Ralphs, Mrs P Rantisi, Mr B Reis-Seymour, Ms S Richards, Mr R Robinson, Mr G W Rodenhurst, Mr P Roe, Ms H Rowe, family and friends of the late Mrs J Rowe, Ms M Rowlands, Mr R Rutherford, Ms E Saunders, Mr GJ & Mrs A Shaw, J Sherman, Ms H Shields, Mrs C Singh, Mrs B Smith, Dr M Smith, Mr G & Mr J Sproson, Ms L Sproson, Mr C Stacey, St Chads Church Shrewsbury, Stiperstones Inn, Ms G Stephens, Miss S Stubbs, Mr J C Suckley, Mr S & Mrs C Tanner, Ms J Taylor, Mr T Taylor, Ms W Thomas, Ms J Thorp, The Three Horshoes Sambrook, Ms J Tiernan, A Titley, Ms S A Towers, Mr D & Mrs H Treweeke, Mrs PB Trewin, Ms L Tupper, Ms L Tupper, Mr M Tupper, Ms M Tupper, Turner-Peachey Chartered Accountants, Unite the Union West Midlands Region, Mr A Waters, Mr L & Mrs H Waters, Ms W Waters, Waterstones Shrewsbury, Mr G & Mrs L Whitaker, Mr M Willcox, Ms Z Witton, Mrs J Wood, Mrs A B Zorab.

For various reasons it is not always possible to record the names of all Omega donors. This list is, therefore, not complete. If you have made a donation to Omega and not requested anonymity but your name does not appear here, please let us know and we will be happy to add it.

What's the real joy of giving?

By Oliver Burkeman, guardian.co.uk, January 9th 2015, It seems charity is more often motivated by chasing that inner glow, not seeking the best results.

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