How You Can Help / Fundraise For Us
Fundraise for Us
Every charity needs funds to be able to be effective and DocBike is no different.
It costs approximately £41,000 to put a DocBike on the road however, compared to the cost of a human life (last estimated at £2.1 Million by the Department for Transport), this is nothing!
- £16,000 – Motorcycle with emergency response and radio pack
- £15,000 – Critical care monitor (small enough and able to withstand being on a motorbike)
- £4,000 – Protective equipment (boots, trousers, jacket, helmet etc) for the riders x 2
- £1,000 – Other medical equipment to include a defibrillator
- £5,000 – Engagement tent, stand and materials
With your commitment, support and enthusiasm, we can make this possible and help to save more lives across the UK.
How can you help?
There are many ways that we can obtain funds to enable our charity to exist and to pay for the motorcycles that engage with bikers at ground level. Whilst we do collect at events that we attend, our priority is getting fellow bikers to attend a BikerDown or BikeSafe course, because that’s what’s going to help keep them on two wheels into the future.
This means that we depend on other means of fundraising to operate and expand:
- Promoting online donations
- Organising fundraising events (charity bike rides etc)
- Encouraging others to support us in their fundraising activities (marathons etc)
- Sale of charity merchandise
- Bidding for grants available from road safety and government organisations
If this is something that interests you or something that you have particular experience of and would like to help support us with, we would love to hear from you! You can contact your local team or email DocBike HQ: [email protected]
Set up a Fundraising Page
If you’re planning on running a marathon, doing a ride out or even arranging a series of events to support the DocBike charity, setting up a fundraising page provides a fantastic way promote what you’re doing and collect money safely and securely whilst claiming GiftAid at the same time.
You can easily:
- Upload text which explains why you are fundraising for the charity
- Set a target amount that you want to raise
- Keep track of your progress and see the donations you have received
- Easily share your page via email, Facebook or Twitter! – Don’t forget to tag us in your posts on social media so we can support you by liking, commenting and sharing this with our followers! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
It’s so easy to set up and really rewarding to see the cash roll in! Visit our Virgin Money Giving page and start your fundraising campaign today!
Prefer to have a collection box?
We encourage people to donate online as this is fast, efficient and collects GiftAid at the same time, but we’ll never get away from the popularity of a collection box! If you’d prefer to have a collection box for your private collection or fundraising, you can request one by emailing: [email protected]
Raise Money when you Shop Online with AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
In order to browse or shop through AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organisation. Once they have chosen their charity, they can shop the site as they normally would. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of the customer’s eligible purchases. Only purchases made through AmazonSmile are eligible to generate donations.
Here’s how to do it
- Sign in to your Amazon account via AmazonSmile
- Search for DocBike in the Charity search bar
- Shop through AmazonSmile as you would normally through the main Amazon website and raise funds for DocBike!