What will you do differently in 2015?

Made any New Year’s Resolutions yet? If joining a gym or learning Spanish isn’t really doing it for you, why not take a look at some of these fun ideas.

 No lycra involved

  • Recycle that sweater. Take all your unwanted Christmas presents into your local Scope shop. We won’t tell Auntie Maureen.
  • Women-drinking-teaMake new friends. Join the online community and chat to others in similar situations. Find support, share your experiences and swap ideas with other other people connected by disability.
  • Discover your inner creativity. Write a blog for us. Tell the world about your secret hobby or a campaign you feel passionate about.
  • Enjoy guilt-free shopping. Sign up to Give as you Live and a percentage of every purchase you make at thousands of online stores will go to Scope.
  • Backgammon-and-Bridge tournamentGive us a tip. Had a eureka moment recently? Don’t keep it to yourself. Add it to our fantastic tips section and enjoy the warm glowy feeling of passing it on.
  • Take up backgammon. You might even want to join us for the 16th annual Backgammon and Bridge Tournament on 22 March.

Step it up a gear

  • Fran-and-molly-bakingBake a difference. Hold a cake stall at your workplace, school or local club and donate the proceeds to Scope. If you email us your name and address we’ll even send you a cookie cutter!
  • Rattle a tin. Collect for Scope in your local community. If you can give up an hour a week or a day a week, we’ll provide you with a collection tin, a Scope T-shirt and a letter of authority.
  • Volunteer for Scope. If you’re unemployed, volunteering can help boost your skills and confidence, and improve your CV at the same time. We’ll give you all the Woman writing a willsupport and training you need.
  • Make a will. Don’t forget to leave a little something for Scope. Find out why gifts in wills are so important.
  • Use your mobile phone to donate. Give £3 a month from your mobile phone bill. You can skip a month or stop your donation at any time.

Become a superhero

  • RideLondon-Single-man620x349Ride London-Surrey. Cycle 100 miles from the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, through Surrey’s stunning country roads and hills. This incredible event takes place on 2 August but you can guarantee your place now.
  • Become a mentor for a young disabled person through Scope’s First Impressions/First Experiences service. Email us for more information.
  • Abseil down the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Orbit. One of London’s top iconic visitor attractions, take in the awesome views as you descend the Olympic Park Orbit on 7 March.
  • Become a campaigner. Want to make a change? Get involved in community campaigning. We’ll sBen-Nevis trekhow you how.
  • Climb Ben Nevis. Take on one of the highest mountains in Britain … or join a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. Or how about six days trekking and camping in Machu Picchu, Peru?  Find out more about Scope’s trekking challenges.

Still stuck for inspiration? Visit the Scope website for more ways to get involved

One thought on “What will you do differently in 2015?”

  1. Pay a little extra, this way will have it paid quicker. One way also is buy 1 or 2 presents from now till Christmas. I also have discovered through my two Grandchildren that they can be given too many presents, and they do not appreciate it any more than getting one present they have asked for, and one they don’t know about. Also when times get tight, they won’t be disappointed if they are used to only getting a couple of presents. For me having all the family together was the most important, Another thing I have noticed, is children today are very spoilt, it does not go well when they grow up, and you then want them to be independent, also Christmas is a good time to remember the less fortunate. Throughout the year and over Christmas, we visit charity shops, you never know what stocking filler you might find, so that way you can help those that need help. I was brought up to look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.. Have a lovely New Year everyone

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