DSN are constantly amazed at the generosity and imagination of all the people who make huge efforts to raise funds for us throughout the year.

We want to thank everybody who has taken part in fundraising activity and we aim to keep you updated on this website about exciting now endeavours.

Keep checking our website, app and social media for more events and opportunities to get involved.

For further information contact us on dsn@dsnonline.co.uk

how can you help
fundraise for DSN?

Something for the
thrill seekers!

Looking for something a bit more ‘high octane’ to raise money for us? We offer opportunities for sky diving, zip wires and other hair-raising fundraisers for you thrill-seekers out there!

You choose your adrenaline filled activity and DSN can do the rest, allowing you more time to get active raising your minimum sponsorship of £500.

DSN Lottery

With DSN Lottery, you have a chance to win up to £1000 a week for just £1 or £2000 for £2. The DSN Lotteries are charity fundraisers with a difference. Players are not only supporting people with a sensory loss, but helping them to take part in a range of activities, events and projects specifically catered to help enhance their wellbeing.

To find out more and to sign up for the DSN Lottery, download the leaflet below

To view weekly winners please visit

Licenced by the Gambling
Commission OL-005176

Promoter – Bolton Wanderers
Development Association (Chorley) Ltd

Find all the materials and resources you need to help with your fundraising.

Below we have information on sponsorship forms, fundraising guides, how to pay in your donations and instructions for how to set up a JustGiving page.

Do your own thing

Do It Yourself with a bake sale, sponsored walk, talent show, PJ’s to school or work. The list is as long as your imagination.

Please complete the Do It Yourself registration form and a member of the Fundraising Team will contact you to discuss your ideas further.

Download a Sponsorship Form

If you are taking on a sponsored fundraising challenge and want to collect sponsorship in person, please download the sponsorship form here. Please remember to ask people to tick the Gift Aid box so that we can claim an extra 25% from HMRC on top of your sponsors’ donations.

JustGiving Guide

If you are collecting sponsorship online, please set yourself up with a fundraising page on JustGiving and share with all your friends and family. New to JustGiving? Here is a handy guide for how to set up your page.

Fundraising Guide

DSN follows the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice, which means that our fundraising activities are legal, open, honest and respectful.

Please download our guidelines and ensure that anything you do to fundraise for DSN adheres to these simple best practices.

Thank you so much for considering a gift in your will to DSN.

DSN was founded in 1976 as the Cheshire Deaf Society, and now provides a wide range of support and services for Deaf and Deafblind people and those with a hearing loss and people with a visual impairment in Cheshire, North Wales and the surrounding area. For nearly 50 years we have been working towards a world where people with sensory loss can communicate effectively and live healthy, independent and fulfilling lives.

Gifts in wills

Gifts in wills (otherwise called legacy gifts) mean that the work we do will live on into the next generation. Your gift will mean that many more people with a sensory loss, for years to come, can be supported to live healthy, independent and fulfilling lives. Thank you.

If you’ve already made a will and you want to include a gift to DSN, you might be able to add an amendment, which means you don’t have to rewrite it. Talk to a qualified professional, such as a solicitor, about this.

Not made a will yet?

Making your will is the best way to make sure your wishes are carried out after you die. It may also be simpler than you think.

What to do next

Decide what kind of gift you want to leave.

A share of your estate
(a residuary legacy)

This is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. Many people choose to add a percentage of their estate to DSN as this means your gift remains in proportion to what you want to leave to family and friends.

A specific sum (a pecuniary legacy)

This is a gift of a set amount of money.

A specific item

This could be something of value such as jewellery, a painting, property or shares.

Next steps

You should discuss your will, and the type of gift you might like to leave to DSN, with your solicitor. The value of your gift to us will be deducted from your estate before Inheritance Tax is applied, so it could reduce the amount of tax paid.

Your solicitor will be able to discuss how this may affect your estate and beneficiaries.

Please do let us know when you have included us in your will, or request further information, by contacting us on 0333 220 5050 or email dsn@dsnonline.co.uk

Our registered charity details for your solicitor

Address: DSN, 144 London Road, Northwich CW9 5HH

Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity No. 506791 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 1323762

Need help finding a solicitor?

Contact The Law Society on 020 7320 5650, or visit solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk

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