Our fundraising aims are based solely on supporting or furthering our charitable purpose, which is:
The relief of women in the UK who have had or may face mastectomy, and who live or are considering living without breast reconstruction, in particular (but not limited to) by providing information, advice, and raising awareness among healthcare professionals and the wider public
Please feel free to download the Flat Friends UK Constitution
All donations, and profits from our fundraising activities go directly to projects that support our charitable purpose. Our charity is managed and run solely by volunteers thanks to our amazing team of trustees, and online support group moderators – all of whom are women living without reconstruction after mastectomy. We work hard to keep our overheads to a minimum.
By donating to Flat Friends you are supporting the following charitable activities:
Patient booklets, flyers and posters
All of our literature is available free of charge to all breast cancer units and hospitals. Your donations make this possible!
£1 could print 50 Flyers to be displayed in waiting rooms and supplied in breast cancer information packs to newly diagnosed women.
£5 could print 25 Patient Information Booklets to given to women facing mastectomy without immediate reconstruction.
£11.50 could send 1 pack of 25 booklets and 50 flyers to a hospital. In 2019 we sent out 226 packs!
£27 could run our website and online forum running for one month.
We work hard to build relationships with healthcare professionals, patient services, and other charities. We attend regional events, and have had a stand at the Association of Breast Surgery annual conference since 2017. This means we have spoken with representatives from over 150 hospitals and breast care units, all of whom now stock our flyers and patient booklets.
£600 enabled two volunteers to attend the two-day ABS conference in Glasgow in 2019.
Fundraise for Flat Friends
Items available in our online shop include t-shirts, hoodies, drain bags, and mastectomy pillows.
Use charity shopping fundraising sites such as AmazonSmile or Easyfundraising. They are simple and free to use, shop via these sites and we receive donations with no cost to you!
Ask for donations
If you use Facebook you could ask your friends for donations by adding a ‘Support non-profit’ button to any post.
You can set up a fundraising page in aid of us on Virgin Money Giving
- Donations instead of birthday, anniversary, or wedding presents
- Sponsorship to give up smoking or alcohol, or go vegan
- Hold a coffee morning or bake sale
- Organise a Quiz Night, Fashion Show, Dinner Dance, or Games Night
- Have a clear out – car boot, jumble sale, garage sale, or sell on Ebay (yes, you can add Flat Friends to your next Ebay charity listing!)
- Host your own healthy eating group with friends or work colleagues and donate the money you save on monthly subscriptions
- Walk, cycle, or swim a set distance over a month, or sign up for an organised event
- Sell vegetables or plants from your garden
- Fill an old jar with loose change, or save all of your 20p or £2 pieces for us
If you are fundraising on our behalf by taking part in a sponsored event, please get in touch and let us know so we can support your fundraising. We can also provide high resolution copies of our logo if you wish to create your own posters to advertise your event.
Download a Flat Friends UK Sponsorship Form
Display a Get Together poster to let your friends, family, neighbours, or work colleagues know about your coffee morning or quiz night
Or, set up a regular monthly payment! If you wish to use PayPal you can set up direct debit using the Donate link at the bottom of every page on our website. You can also set up a Standing Order with your bank using our details below:
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC, Leicester, LE87 2BB
Payee: Flat Friends UK
Sort code: 206740
Account Number: 53308308