Other ways to support our work
You can support ex-Gurkhas in lots of other ways that benefit you personally and can even help the environment at the same time.
From shopping online and recycling printer cartridges to selling unwanted books and DVDs or even your old car – see below for ways you can help ensure a better life for our Gurkha veterans.
Give a Car is a not-for-profit social enterprise that raises money for charities by accepting donations of old vehicles. If you have an old or unwanted car, you could use it to support the Trust’s work by scrapping or recycling it through Give a Car.
Give a Car will accept any vehicle (even if it’s not roadworthy!) as well as ride-on lawnmowers, farm machinery, vans, motorbikes and lorries. They will also collect vehicles from anywhere in the UK, free of charge.
Please help us to raise even more money to help ex-Gurkhas and their dependants. Visit their website to book a collection or call 0207 736 4242 and reference The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Working in partnership, GWT and The Recycling Factory aim to raise vital funds through recycling unwanted inkjet cartridges.
The Recycling Factory will donate up to £3.50 to us for every inkjet cartridge that can be successfully recycled – a cartridge which would otherwise end up in harmful landfill sites.
The recycling scheme is a simple way of raising funds without having to give financially. To date, we’ve raised over £6,000 together and we hope supporters will continue to be generous in donating their cartridges. To start recycling now, simply visit their site and print off your freepost label.
For more information on how you can turn waste into invaluable funds for the Trust, call The Recycling Factory on freephone number 0800 091 0696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise money for the Trust simply by shopping online at one of over 3,000 retailers.
Give as you Live works with many of the top retailers – including Amazon, John Lewis and Expedia – to turn a percentage of every penny you spend online into a donation to GWT.
The retailer makes the donation on your behalf, so it won’t cost you a penny extra. All you have to do is sign up and select us as your chosen charity through the Give as you Live website.
You can either shop through their site, which boasts new price comparison technology, or install the Shopping Bar to your browser. It means you’ll never miss a donation by forgetting to shop through Give as you Live. There’s also a Mobile App so you can give on the go.
You can donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery to raise money for The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
If you have any gold, silver, odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery and watches, you can recycle them at no cost to you whilst making money for The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
We can recycle:
• Any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
• You can donate any unwanted banknotes from ANY country of any age, so all of those obsolete pre-euro notes are a perfect start!
Our partners at Recycling for Good Causes will reuse and recycle the jewellery and Banknotes, giving the proceeds to The Gurkha Welfare Trust, saving precious raw materials at the same time.
If you would like to send your jewellery and banknote recycling to us, simply use your own envelope or jiffy bag (No bigger than A5 in size) and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label below and attaching to your envelope.
Please do not send coins or stamps to the freepost address above as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation.
Donate your Stamps
You can now donate your used stamps to raise much-needed funds for The Gurkha Welfare Trust. All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper.
Simply cut or carefully rip the postage stamp from the used envelope, being careful that you don’t damage the stamp, and once you have a collection pop them in an envelope making sure you have the correct postage to:
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
PO Box 16992
(*postage needs to be applied*)
Recycling for Good Causes will arrange collections for larger quantities of stamps weighing over 10kgs. This equates to about two buckets full of stamps.
For further information:
T: 0800 633 5323
WeBuyBooks specialises in buying books, DVDs, CDs and games from UK-based members of the public.
The service is simple to use and designed to help you make money from the items you no longer need. Once you’ve received an offer, there’s an option to donate part or all of the money generated from the sale of your items to GWT.
So, if you have any unwanted items that you want to turn into cash for yourself and the Trust, visit the website and follow their 4 simple steps to start raising money today.
ShareGift is a unique charity which specialises in accepting donations of shares. They take share donations of all sizes, no matter how small. You can choose for the donation to be made to The Gurkha Welfare Trust. Find out more: http://www.sharegift.org/