SOBS is a charity and we depend on the generosity of people like you to help us do our work, helping the individuals, families and communities throughout Cumbria to grieve and find a way forward after a suicide. Detailed below are various ways in which you can donate.

Fundraising Events

If you would like to nominate SOBS Cumbria as your charity when taking part in fundraising events then please complete the Fundraising Form and return to We would be extremely happy in helping you with your fundraising efforts by promoting you on our website and social media.

Arrange a Funeral Collection

Say a fond farewell to your loved one by holding a funeral collection and you’ll make sure your loved one’s memory lives on through the work of SOBS Cumbria. Arranging a collection is very easy. You can do it through a collection box or envelopes or by telling friends and family about the donation methods below.  Please contact us or speak with your funeral director if you'd like any further advice.

The Giving Machine

If you shop online, you can make a free cash donation to SOBS Cumbria with every purchase if you join It’s really simple, you enter your favourite shops via TheGivingMachine and a percentage of your shopping bill is converted into a cash donation for SOBS Cumbria, at no extra cost to you. With over 1,500 stores participating including Amazon, John Lewis and Tesco taking part, you can really help make a difference

Asda Tokens

Every month Asda stores choose three charities to represent in the green token vote. Customers are given tokens at the till that they can put in a box of their choice at the front of the store. At the end of the month the tokens are counted up and the winning charity, cause or school receives a cheque for £200. The two runners up also receive a cheque for £50 each.

If you would like to nominate SOBS Cumbria for the Green Token Scheme then you can download our poster in PDF format by clicking here.

JustTextGiving by Vodafone

You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to SOBS Cumbria by texting 'SOBS00 £[insert amount]' to 70070.  You'll receive confirmation by text to let you know the donation has been successful within 24 hours.  It's completely free; there's no cost to you for sending the text and your free allowance/bundle won't be affected - the only charge will be the donation itself which will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pay as you go credit. What's more, 100% of your text donation (including Gift Aid) will be sent to SOBS Cumbria.

BT MyDonate

You can donate to SOBS Cumbria via BT's MyDonate. You can enter a single donation or, if you wish, you can set up a regular donation using MyDonate. Click here to for more details.


If you would like to donate by cheque, please make it payable to 'SOBS Cumbria' and send it to SOBS Cumbria, The Old British School, 15A Chapel Street, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6QR.


Bank Transfer

If you would like to make a one-off donation or set up a standing order, our bank details are as follows:
Account name: SOBS Cumbria
Sort code: 40-36-10
Account number: 61491849