The Kite Club

Join us & let bereaved families know they are not alone in their grief

What is The Kite Club

The Kite Club is a community of Edward’s Trust supporters who have pledged to help bereaved families by giving a regular donation.

How do I become a member of The Kite Club?

Download and complete this form, either sending it via email, or sending it in the post. The form gives details of how to set up a regular standing order, or a regular Just Giving payment.


Unfortunately, we do not have the facility to take Direct Debits directly from donors at the moment. Although this means that there is some extra work on your behalf to set up your payments, this does mean you have more control over how long you donate for. It also means less administrative costs for Edward’s Trust.

What is the commitment?

You can opt out at any time. We would hope that you will stay part of our community for longer than a few months, but we do know that life changes and it’s not always possible.

Who is eligible to be a member?

Anyone who pledges to give a donation on a regular basis, either via standing order, or through Just Giving, and completes our form (see “How do I become a member?”). Some of our members give monthly, some quarterly and some annually.

What difference does being a member of The Kite Club make to Edward's Trust?

The donations from Kite Club members provides seven counselling or wellbeing sessions every week for a year, which supports over 30 bereaved adults or children annually. 

Your individual contribution can make a huge difference:
£5 a month pays for our initial enquiry system, offering help and support as a first port of call
£10 a month craft materials for a child for our Creative Expressions of Grief help
£20 a month could pay for one person’s vital bereavement sessions with a qualified counsellor

Having regular income helps Edward’s Trust plan our services better, knowing that we can rely on your regular donations.

The bereaved people using our service will know that there is a community of people wanting to help. As feeling isolated is common with grief, we feel that this is the biggest difference you can make.

 

What are the benefits to being a member of The Kite Club?

You’ll be part of a community of people of like-minded people who understand the importance of getting support with traumatic grief.
You will receive six communications every year – three editions of the Kite newsletter, plus updates on our service and how your donations are helping. We will also send you a small gift when we confirm your membership. 

We will look to organise an annual event, if the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, every autumn. 

Our Fundraising and Evaluation Manager

Emma Wright looks after our members of The Kite Club. She will walk you through the process and is available for any questions or queries.

You can contact her on 0121 456 4838 or emma.wright@edwardstrust.org.uk

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