Support us We are 30! We are 30! November 2016 marks the start of a year of celebration for The Yard. We are celebrating our 30th birthday with a programme of fun events and activities...and we want you to join in. Take on a challenge to help raise funds, get your colleagues involved, volunteer to help spread the word, or you can even sponsor an adventure at The Yard. Keep an eye on our events and social media for updates throughout the year. Our 30th birthday will finish with a flourish when we host our Big Fun Raiser ball in September 2017 - get in touch to find out more. The Big Fun Raiser On 30 September 2017 The Yard will be hosting its third big fun raiser at the Sheraton Grand. The black tie ball will be a night of fun, entertainment, fine dining and of course fundraising! Every penny raised on the night will go towards supporting our work and providing a fun and safe place for disabled children, young people and their families to come and play. Tickets are priced at £1,000 for a table of 10 people or £110 per person. We are looking forward to this event and celebrating the end of our 30th year in style! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit our event page to find out more and buy your tickets. Sponsor an adventure Can you put a price on an adventure? Yes you can! We are calling on you to make sure there are adventures awaiting every child and young person that comes running through the doors of The Yard. It costs around £2,000 for a child or young person to benefit from The Yard for one year. We are only able to run our service due to the amazing support we receive from companies and individuals. By signing up to sponsor an adventure, you will be playing a big part in making sure there is a fun, safe and inspiring place for children to play and make friends. How to sponsor an adventure It’s really very simple; you can make a donation straight away, or you can fundraise to reach your target. For example, you could fund one whole month of adventure if you raise just £167! Please just choose an option on the right and, whatever way you decide to sponsor an adventure, a member of our fundraising team will be in touch. What’s in it for you We always want to show our appreciation to the people who support The Yard and make it all possible. On sponsoring an adventure, we will invite you to a tour of The Yard, so you can see exactly what your donation will do. We will offer you the opportunity to meet staff and be surrounded by some of the children who benefit from visiting us. If you sponsor six months of adventure (£500) or more, we will also present you with a personalised certificate and a piece of artwork created by one of our members that you can keep as a memory of the amazing contribution you have made. Every organisation that sponsors an adventure will get a public mention on The Yard’s social media.