Ways to support the BTF during the coronavirus (COVID-19) Please help us to support people with thyroid disease At this challenging time, we want to reach out to people across the UK living with a thyroid condition. Whether answering your phone queries, compiling up-to-date information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or simply lending a listening ear, we will be here for you. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, our staff and volunteers have been busier than ever. Unfortunately our fundraising activity has not. As fundraising events across the country are cancelled and postponed, we face losing 50% of our fundraising income almost overnight. Of course, we are not alone. For a small charity like ours though this dip in income is going to hurt – a lot. We know many of you are also facing financial worries but are appealing to you to help in whatever way you can. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be a large gesture to make a difference. Most fundraisers can be done online. Even better, some of the ways to fundraise don’t even cost you a penny! Too good to be true? Why not read on to see how you can made a difference. Thank you Online shopping Please nominate the ‘British Thyroid Foundation’ as your chosen cause when shopping at: Easyfundraising.co.uk – by shopping with over 4,000 retailers via easyfundraising, the retailer donates up to 5% of the purchase price at NO extra cost to you. Smile.amazon.co.uk – up to 0.5% of the purchase on eligible items will be donated directly to us Ebay – why not donate a % of your sales on eBay Other ways to support us Play the BTF lottery – 50p from every £2 ticket in our weekly lottery supports our work. Best of all you could win up to £25,000 cash prize. Donate online – the quickest and easiest way for much-needed funds to reach us is to donate directly to us online. Perhaps you could donate some of the money you normally use for socialising, commuting or even holidaying to us? Become a member – don’t forget by becoming a member, you will be helping to support our work and get to receive our member newsletter ‘BTF News’ three times a year. Fundraising challenges We may be stuck in our homes for the next few weeks but that doesn’t mean all fundraisers have to be cancelled! How about having a virtual dance-off, singing contest or reading challenge? Once you've decided how you are going to fundraise you can set up your own webpage on our secure fundraising platform, making it quick and easy for your supporters to donate. If we can help you at all with any fundraising ideas, we'd be delighted to hear from you [email protected] Thank you for helping us to help you.