Schools and community groups

Support from our community

Support from the local community is incredibly important in helping enrich the lives of people with learning disabilities and creating lasting change.

Schools, clubs and faith organisations may wish to support us with donations or volunteering, while others have created fundraising events or nominated us as their Charity of the Year.

Could your community group fundraise for us?

You don’t have to be able to run a marathon or jump out of a plane to support us! There are a whole range of different ways to help out, from coffee mornings to boot sales, or simply displaying a collection box for us.

We have some fundraising resources, which you might find useful:

How your local shops and supermarkets can help

There are some great schemes available to charities and you can help by applying on SeeAbility's behalf at your local branch:


Each month Waitrose divide £1,000 between three customer nominated charities. To nominate SeeAbility at your local branch you can just pick up a 'Community Matters' form in store.

John Lewis 

John Lewis offer a similar scheme. Each store has £3,000 to split between charities. To nominate SeeAbility as one of the chosen charities, please fill in a form at your local store.


Each Asda store has a community champion to help raise awareness for local charities - you can fill in a nomination form and give to your store’s community champion.

The Co-Operative 

The staff at The Co-operative also have a chance to nominate a local charity. If you have a friend or family member that works there then please ask them to choose SeeAbility as their charity.

We’d love to help you make a difference locally

We’d like to support you with your Community Fundraising. For more information, guidance or to request resources like buckets, banners and t-shirts, please contact the Public Fundraising Team on 01372 755 041 or email

Want to learn more about the impact of our work? SeeAbility can come along and speak to your members about our work. Please contact Miriam Oppenheim (Trusts and Communities Manager) on 01372 755 010 or email

Thank you to the following community groups who have loyally supported SeeAbility:

  • Ashtead Village Club
  • Boundary Players
  • Christchurch Tadley
  • Inner Wheel Club Of Bookham & Horsley
  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service Retirement Association
  • Leatherhead Men's Breakfast
  • Lions Club - Leatherhead & District
  • Lions Club of Chichester
  • Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing
  • Rosebery School, Epsom
  • Rotary Club of Ashtead
  • Rotary Club of Hetton Le Hole
  • Rotary Club of Seaford Martello
  • Rotary Club of Sherborne Fundraisers
  • Rotary Club of Wellington
  • Rusthall United Reformed Church
  • Sidmouth Cricket Club
  • Society of Friends St Albans
  • St James The Great Church, Aylesbury
  • St Mark's Methodist Church, Leeds
  • St Mary's Parochial Church Council, Tadley
  • Swan Handbells of Leatherhead
  • Tadley Concert Brass
  • University of Surrey