Get involved Fundraise Set up a Fundraising Page Help us to support unpaid carers in Redbridge Donate Fundraise Fundraising As an organisation, fundraising is crucial for Redbridge Carers Support Service to be able to continue the work we do supporting carers in Redbridge. 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers, who save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer It is estimated that there are 27,000 – 30,000 carers in Redbridge, who save the health and care system £XX million per year (Source: Carers UK) Giving As a registered charity, we rely on donations to help run our services. Donations give us extra funds and bring ‘added value’ to the money we raise through our fundraising efforts from statutory bodies, like the London Borough of Redbridge and Charitable Trusts. We need the support of the whole community to continue to provide the support we do and meeting ever-growing demands for carer support. Why give to us? Since 1994, we have been a carer-led organisation, listening and responding to carers needs. We are here to support carers whatever they have to cope with in their caring role. We know that due to the challenges and pressure of caring, many carers suffer poor physical and mental health. A recent Carers UK survey found: 81% said they have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of caring 61% said their physical health has worsened as a result of caring 72% said they have experienced mental ill health Ways to Donate If you would like to make a donation, there are a number of options: Online: Simply click the ‘donate’ button at the top of this page, and follow the instructions on the screen. You can choose to donate any amount. If you are a UK tax payer please complete the ‘Gift Aid’ section and we can claim 25% from the government. By post: If you would prefer to send your donation in the post, you can do so by writing a cheque to Redbridge Carers Support Service, 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2QY.