Help save lives in Turkey and Syria
Emergency response teams are racing against time to respond to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.
We need your help to provide live-saving support to those affected.
Thousands of people have been seriously injured. Thousands more have been made homeless.
As temperatures plummet below freezing, families made homeless by the earthquake need food, water and shelter.
In response to the crisis GOAL has launched an emergency appeal to help those in need.
GOAL teams are working on the ground in Turkey and Syria with local communities to provide:
- shelter, blankets and heating for people who have lost their homes
- food and clean water to ensure families can survive the winter
- healthcare and psychosocial support for communities affected
- vouchers to help the most vulnerable purchase essential household supplies
How you can help - 3 easy steps!
Click the button below to set up your own fundraiser for Turkey and Syria. GOAL's dedicated Fundraising team will be with you along the way to help you set up!
PLAN AND PROMOTE
Plan & promote a fundraising event – a cake sale, a sponsored walk, a coffee morning – the options are pretty endless. We’ve included a few ideas below, but really anything goes!
Let us know your plans, we are always happy to help and support. Whether it's fundraising materials like posters, sponsorship cards and t-shirts or guidance with timelines and budgets, we are on hand to assist you and our event.
Share, share, share! - Promote your event far and wide, on social media, with your friends and family, and share your fundraising page to raise as much funds as possible to help Turkish and Syrian families in need.
Fundraise in any way that’s best for you, but if you’re stuck for inspiration check out some of our suggestions below:
Wear a Pair, show you care!
Host an Odd Sock Day, wear socks in the colours of the Turkish and Syrian flags (red / green or both!)
Host a traditional bake sale or a Turkey and Syria inspired tea and coffee morning, show off some of the delicious treats that Turkey and Syria have to offer, like baklava!
Or mix it up and host a Bake Off or a daring game of Cake Roulette! Get yourselves baking and draw one person from a hat to bake the odd cake out and see who can avoid the spoiled slice!
Get Active and Try a Sponsored Challenge!
Take on a sponsored challenge such as a cycle or a community-wide 5k and encourage friends, family members and neighbours to get behind you with sponsorship!
Spring Clean for a Great Cause!
Hit two birds with one stone by holding a good old fashioned rummage sale! Take all those knick-knacks, clothes and any other items cluttering up your home that you’ve been meaning to do something about and get selling with all proceeds going to GOAL's Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal.
Get the community involved
Host a table quiz and make a night of it with a raffle and spot prizes for best answer, best team name, and overall prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
OR reach out to your local supermarkets and have a team of volunteers sign-up to pack bags and take donations.
Set up your fundraising page
Cash is no longer king in many households, which is why we recommend the cashless option of a fundraising page.
However, you can still use cash to donate if that is easier for you. Just let us know and we can send you through details on how to make a lodgment.
Make it personal
Personalising your page can really boost your funds, by up to 46%!
Add a profile photo and be sure to include a thank you for supporters.
Promoting your fundraiser
- Promote your fundraising page on social media to drum up some awareness and support from your online community.
- Encourage loved ones to get involved too by sharing the fundraising link with friends and family.
- Reach out to local clubs and groups to get behind you as well. They can reshare your link on their own social media channels and help launch a community-wide appeal.