Welcome to all SMA Trust and SMA Support UK Supporters
16 August 2018
Welcome from Caroline Dolan, Fundraising Manager
We warmly welcome supporters from both The SMA Trust and SMA Support UK as we transition to form SMA UK. It’s important to remember that although we are joining forces, fundraising for a rare condition is still extremely challenging and we hope that you will continue to support and inspire us in all the wonderful and wacky ways you have done before.
By coming together, we will become a stronger voice in this time of change. In addition, we are reducing costs and becoming more efficient so that we can continue meeting the needs of the SMA Community and funding vital research. I urge you to get behind the new organisation as your support is needed more than ever before. Every penny you raise is hugely appreciated and makes a real difference to our work with the SMA Community. Please take some time to read through the information below and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me on my direct line 01789 290272, mobile 07436 793587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SMA Trust Teams and Fundraisers
We’d love all the SMA Trust Teams and fundraisers to continue their hard work by raising funds for SMA UK. If you have a Just Giving Team Page, this will stay as it is. The difference will be that when you set up a sponsorship page and link it to your team page, your sponsorship page will be under the new charity’s name. There may be an interim period whilst we investigate re-branding that you will need to set up a page under SMA Support UK. I will be contacting all team leaders in due course but in the meantime, if you need any help, please contact me (details above) and I will help you in any way I can.
Angel Funds, Tribute Funds, Inspirations Funds and SMArt Funds
Your funds will continue to operate in the same way that they always have including your online page if you have one. Funds are a vitally important part of our fundraising and we hope you will continue to support us through your fund.
All standing orders set up with SMA Support UK will be unaffected by the merger.
If you have a standing order or direct debit for The SMA Trust, I will contact you with the details you will need to direct your gift to SMA UK. Again, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Our fundraising team will look after everyone who is currently signed up to do a sponsored event for either SMA Support UK or The SMA Trust. We will be in touch to offer you support with fundraising and provide fundraising materials should you need them.
We look forward to bringing you Ride Scorpion again next year and will be looking for cyclists and volunteers to help continue the success of this event. The next Ride Scorpion will be held on 11th May 2019.
We will continue to warmly welcome businesses and organisations who would like to support our work and will be contacting existing SMA Trust supporters to introduce ourselves.
Fundraising Appeals & Resources
Please bear with us as we change our branding and update our fundraising resources. You may receive merchandise and fundraising packs with SMA Support UK or The SMA Trust logos in the interim until we have time to run down resources. We would rather everything was put to good use than scrapping items and wasting money.
Please remember, we are just a phone call or email away and would love to hear from you:
01789 290272 / 07436 793587 / email@example.com