We’re all trying to cut down on stuff as we try to do better for the planet and make more space at home. If you’ve got a celebration coming up, consider asking for donations to charity instead of gifts or look at some of our other ideas.
Facebook birthday giving
Facebook fans know that birthdays are one of its most enjoyable features. Friends you haven’t heard from in ages pop up to wish you a great day, giving you a warm glow. So Facebook’s birthday fundraising makes a lot of sense. Anybody with a profile can set one up and 100 per cent of donations made come straight to us.
Set up a birthday fundraiser
Alternative wedding list
If you’re creating a wedding list consider giving your guests the option to buy Our Gifts for Life alongside the traditional plates and glasses. With motorcycle training, tools, parts or fuel for health workers in Africa on offer it’s a nice way to show what you and your spouse-to-be are all about.
Asking for donations
Even if you’re not going to have a wedding list you could use your celebration as a chance to highlight a cause that’s important to you. All you need to do is create a JustGiving page. Put a description of why Two Wheels is important to you with a link on the invite. You could also display a pretty donation box on the day. While most people will love the idea don’t make it essential. If people want to choose you a gift instead. Let them!