Support St. John’s

Thank you for supporting St. John’s!

Your donation will help us support to give our young people lives which are as fulfilling and independent as possible. Your gift can make a real difference.

Make a difference: donate today!

This could be through direct donations, fundraising events, sponsorship or gifts in kind, either as an individual or at a corporate level. The money you raise will give our young people the opportunities that other young people in our school and college and in the community.

We are learner focused here at St. John’s and we are continually developing new ways of supporting our young people to achieve their goals. Items such as sensory rooms, accessible technology and activity equipment are not covered by statutory funding, but have a huge impact on the development of our young people.

Your donation to St. John’s will help our young people achieve lives which are as fulfilling and independent as possible. Your gift can make a real difference.

Occasionally, our plans for individual projects may alter, if the needs or wishes of our learners change.

If you have donated money for a specific project which does not go ahead, we may spend the money on a different project within that service that will also benefit our learners.

Fundraising opportunities

There are many opportunities to raise money for St. John’s. Events are great fun and an excellent way to raise money. Lots of our fantastic supporters choose to hold events throughout the year. Why not get creative and join them?

If you would like to organise your own event for St. John’s, we’d love to hear from you! Whether it’s a pub quiz, cake sale or gala dinner, we can offer support along the way.

Are you part of a community group looking to support or fundraise for a local cause?

Do you or the company you work for decide on a charity of the year each year?

Check to see how you can get involved. A number of community group’s corporations prefer to donate time to charities these days and where we can accommodate, we enjoy having teams come in to rejuvenate our services gardens and communal areas. Is your company able to spare a morning to give our young people a work experience or work taster opportunity?

Everything you need to make a donation or raise money for us is right here. Alternatively, call our Fundraising team on 01273 244000 for a fundraising pack, or email for advice on organising an activity in your area.

Our promise to you

Inspired by the potential of people with Autism, we are working in partnership to provide the highest quality services for those within our area of expertise. In order to enable services to maximise each individual's independence we rely on support from the public to provide the little extras e.g. music therapy, green gyms and communications technology which make such a difference to the lives of the people we support.

Our standards

It is our priority that we maintain the best standards when receiving donations from the community. We are committed to making sure we use your donations as effectively as possible, and that we offer the highest level of supporter care. We are members of the Fundraising Regulator which works to ensure that organisations raising money from the public do so honestly and properly. We are also organisational members of the Institute of Fundraising and comply with the key principles embodied within the Fundraising Code.


We promise to;

  • Treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness
  • Handle all donations responsibly and
  • Ensure they are used effectively and in line with any restrictions (instructions as to how their donation should be spent) placed by the donor

If you have any questions about our fundraising activities and costs, we will answer them openly and truthfully.

Keeping details safe
  • We treat all our donors with privacy and confidentiality in line with our privacy policy and our obligations under the law.
  • We will only use our donor information in the way that you have expressly asked for us to communicate with you in line with relevant laws including Data Protection, PECR and GDPR.
  • We will only ask for information that is required and relevant.
  • We will not sell on or share or swap our donor information to any third parties.

We are dedicated to being accountable and transparent to all current and future donors so that you have confidence in St. John’s. This includes making is clear about who we are, what we do and how we spend our supporters’ donations.

Supporter Service
  • We will not put undue pressure on you to donate.
  • We do not fundraise door-to-door or via telephone.
  • We will provide appropriate acknowledgement, thanks and recognition and do so promptly unless no acknowledgement is required or insufficient contact details have been provided.
Making a complaint

We take our principles very seriously and pride ourselves on working with you honestly, openly and respectfully, so that the money you donate can be used as quickly as possible.
If you are unhappy with anything that we have done while fundraising, or you feel that we are falling short of these standards, please get in touch with us so that we can act in line with the Trust’s complaints process.

We will deal with all complaints within 30 days but if for some reason we are unable to respond within this time-frame we will be in touch to explain why and give a new deadline. If we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the Fundraising Regulator to make a final adjudication.

Get in touch

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have a query regarding our fundraising or our principles, we would love to chat to you.

You can call our main office 01273 244000 during office hours of 8:30-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you prefer you can email us on or write us a letter, our postal address is:

St. John’s School and College
17 Walpole Road

We would be very grateful if you would provide as much information as possible and let us know how you would like us to respond, providing relevant contact details.