How to donate

Regular donations and fundraising are important and will help us carry on raising awareness, supporting SCAD survivors, their friends and family, and helping to further research.

You can donate via Total Giving, Just Giving, My Donate, Paypal and online shoppers can donate free via The Giving Machine, Easy Fundraising and Ebay. See below for more details.

You can also complete our Standing order mandate to donate regular amounts – and if you are a UK tax payer, don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation.

If your employer runs a Give as you Earn scheme, please consider choosing Beat SCAD as your charity!

And you can buy some of our branded products from our shop!

Browse our Shop

We have some great products in our shop, including unique lapel badges, face coverings and more. All profits from our shop help us achieve our aims, so please have a browse and help us raise more money!

Click here to browse our shop.

Virtual fundraising

As many fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed, we, like many charities, will see our donation income reduce.

This will affect the amount of money we can give to the SCAD research project, so we are asking our supporters to think of ways you can raise money virtually while the current social distancing restrictions are in place.

There are loads of ideas for virtual fundraising below.

Once you’ve decided what to do, set up a fundraising page, start a Facebook fundraiser or donate via Paypal Giving.

Download our two-step guide to how to get your fundraising going.

  • Run or walk 5K, donate £5 and nominate friends to do the same
  • Do a marathon distance at home or during your daily exercise – 2 miles a day for 13 days – and ask people to donate £1 or £2 a mile
  • Climb a hill or mountain at home using your stairs and ask for donations for each metre you climb
  • Ask friends and family to sponsor you to do 100 push-ups

There are lots of other ideas on Just Giving’s website.

Hold online events via Skype, Zoom or Facetime, and ask people to donate to take part…

  • a virtual coffee morning
  • a pub quiz (use free online software such as Kahoot)
  • an online class passing on your knowledge or skills – yoga, crafting, languages…
  • a virtual book club

There are lots of other ideas on Just Giving’s website.

Set up a Facebook fundraiser for achieving a goal, such as walking or running a certain distance each day for a week/month

Clearing the clutter? Use Ebay to donate a percentage of your sale price to Beat SCAD

Donate your Betterpoints points to Beat SCAD

Why not donate money you’ve saved by:

  • not paying for entertainment, going out or travelling
  • not having to commute
  • not buying your daily tea, coffee, juice or lunch on your way to work

Choose Beat SCAD as your charity when you’re shopping online using these platforms and donate for FREE!

The Giving Machine 


Amazon Smile


Set up a standing order to donate regularly

If 100 people donated just £5 a month we could raise £6K a year

If those donations were increased to £10 a month we’d raise £12K

One-off or regular donations

Donate via Facebook

Raise money using a Facebook post or donate via our Facebook page.

To create a post telling your friends and family you’re raising money for Beat SCAD, click on Compose post, then in the bottom pane, scroll to ‘Support charity’. Search for Beat SCAD and click to choose.

You will see a message in your post saying you are raising money for Beat SCAD. Finally, write a post explaining why you’re raising money and what your fundraising target is, and Post.

To donate via our Facebook page click the Donate Button and complete the amount you wish to donate and your payment details.

Paypal Giving

To donate to Beat SCAD using Paypal Giving, click here. There are no fees when you use Paypal Giving – 100% of your donation will go to Beat SCAD.

Paypal or debit/credit card

To donate using your credit/debit card or Paypal account click here or the button below.

Send an e-card

Send an e-card and donate the cost of cards and stamps to Beat SCAD. Click here to go to Don’t Send me a Card.

To donate to Beat SCAD using The Giving Machine, click here.

Sign up to support Beat SCAD by playing this weekly lottery from The Giving Machine. Tickets cost £1 per week with 40p of the ticket price coming to us.

You have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize each week. Each ticket has 6 numbers and prizes are given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-5 numbers from the week’s winning combination. Match all 6 to win the top prize of £25,000. Click here for more information.

You can also play as a syndicate – more info here.

And you can buy gift vouchers for others to play! 

Create a fundraising page 

Just Giving

To create a Just Giving page for a fundraising event, just click here or the logo below and then click the ‘Fundraise for us’ button. We can collect Gift Aid via a Just Giving fundraising page and all the money comes directly to us.

Total Giving

To create a Total Giving page for a fundraising event, just click here and then click the ‘Fundraise’ button. We can collect Gift Aid via a Total Giving fundraising page and all the money comes directly to us.

Charity Challenge 

Trek the Scottish Highlands or Giant’s Causeway, do a cycling or climbing challenge… and raise money for us while challenging yourself.

For more about how it works click here.

If you are planning to do one of these challenges please let us know at

Skyline Events 

Challenge yourself to do a parachute jump, run a 10K, or trek the Great Wall of China… there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you are planning to do one of these challenges please let us know at

Give free as you shop or exercise!

Amazon Smile

You can support Beat SCAD when you shop at Amazon Smile! Amazon donates a percentage of the purchase price on eligible products to a charity of your choice. Log on to Amazon Smile, choose your products and if they are eligible for a donation from Amazon, they will be marked ‘Eligible for’ on their product detail page. Click here for more information.

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, once you have set up Beat SCAD as your charity on Amazon Smile, you can install an extension called Smilematic, which then automatically redirects you from the Amazon site to the Amazon Smile site. Please note you do not need to choose Beat SCAD as a charity again when installing Smilematic.


BetterPoints is a lifestyle reward programme that gives you points for being active, whether it’s cycling to work, walking to the shops or running for 10 minutes each day. Points are also awarded for activities that are good for your community and the environment, such as car sharing and using public transport. Bonus points are given as activity rewards, in addition to BetterTickets to participate in prize draws.

Your points are converted to money that can be redeemed for vouchers to spend on the high street. Alternatively, you can donate some or all of your points to Beat SCAD – which means a FREE donation just for being active and staying healthy!

To start earning BetterPoints, download the app from the App Store or Google Play, register and start logging your activity.

The app is simple to use, your points soon add up, and when you’re ready to convert your points to money, just click the Redeem or Donate button in the app.

When you click Donate, enter Beat SCAD in the Search all charities box then click on our profile and click Donate. You will be taken to the BetterPoints website to confirm the number of points you wish to donate. You can also Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer so the charity can claim a further 25p for every £1 donated.

Betterpoints logo 

Ebay for charity

If you sell items on Ebay, you can donate a percentage of your sale price to Beat SCAD. Click here and here for more details.


Donate for free each time you shop online! You can generate money for Beat SCAD using Easyfundraising, including Amazon, John Lewis, Debenhams, Clarks, Waitrose, Currys and loads more.

All you have to do is click here to join Easyfundraising FREE! Select Beat SCAD as a cause and start shopping!

Install the Donation Reminder and you can search for a retailer and shop easily via their online shop. Please note some stores, for example Amazon and Ebay, require you to shop via Easyfundraising website; others allow you to shop directly on their own websites.

Once you’ve signed up, please send invitations to family & friends to join too – the more you shop the more Beat SCAD receives!

Easyfundraising logo

The Giving Machine

If you shop online, this is a perfect way to donate for free! Every time you shop at more than 1,500 stores including, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next, you generate money for your chosen charity.

All you have to do is click here to join The Giving Machine FREE!

You can choose up to four causes and split your donations between them. Select Beat SCAD as a cause and specify the percentage of each donation you want to go to Beat SCAD. If Beat SCAD is the only cause you are selecting, please specify 100%.

Install the ‘Shop&Give’ reminder via the menu on the left and every time you search for an online shop a message will appear telling you how much they will donate to your causes. Please note some stores require you to shop via The Giving Machine website; others allow you to shop directly on their own websites.

Once you’ve signed up, please send invitations to family & friends to join too – the more you shop the more Beat SCAD receives!