AFC Wimbledon will tomorrow be raising funds for Merton Giving and we are delighted to be involved with a fantastic community initiative.
Merton Giving, a charitable partnership between Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Voluntary Services Council and supported by Merton Council, aims to address inequality by connecting businesses with charities.
Bucket collections will be held at Saturday's game with volunteers located around the stadium, so please give whatever you can manage to a great cause. Since its launch, the business community has responded incredibly to help local causes with cash donations to the Merton Giving Fund and/or non-monetary in-kind support, totalling in excess of £60,000. Our Foundation team raised funds for Merton Giving last year by completing the Rough Runner event and they are pictured above after coming through that tough challenge.
Buy One, Give Some
Merton Giving runs an initiative that can give your shopping extra meaning by nominating a product or service you sell and making a donation for every one sold during the week. Businesses are invited to be as creative as they like - they could even, for example, launch their own product for a week, creating a bespoke cocktail, as Suburban Bar did in 2018, or by offering a special dish of the day. Aya Cuisine donated money from every table they served during Merton Giving Week in 2018 and the charity are delighted that they are supporting the week again this year.
Make your own pledge
The charity are asking people to give in their own way that works for them. Businesses could put their professional skills to good use or even run their own event? Host a quiz, bake off or donate from a sponsored event. Premier Chamber member, Peacock and Co solicitors, committed to making Merton Giving their charity of the year for 2020. It offers a great chance to write or update your will whilst supporting Merton Giving. To find out more and book your space contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8944 5290.