Donate to CAVS

CAVS is currently raising funds for the Befriending Scheme supporting elderly people in our community who face isolation and loneliness.

You can  donate using your mobile phone!  To make a £5 donation simply text CAVS00 £5 to 70070.  Alternatively you can make a payment of any amount by sending us a cheque made payable to 'Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services'.

Text CAVS to donate

For more information on how to support CAVS and the Befriending Scheme please contact Zoë on 01268 214000 or email

Give as You Live

Do you shop online?  You can now donate to the CAVS Befriending Scheme, without costing you a penny, simply by shopping via Give as You Live. 

Give as You Live is an award-winning online fundraising platform that works with over 4,000+ leading online retailers including Amazon, eBay, Tesco and John Lewis. A percentage of every purchase you make is donated to charity, without costing the charity or the shopper a penny extra. There’s no catch and no hassle. Simply sign up now at and start buying!

And there’s more! Invite your friends, family and work colleagues and for every new Give as You Live shopper you recruit who raises £5 or more Give as You Live will donate £5 to the CAVS Befriending Scheme.

Give as You Live

Volunteer to Help us Raise Funds

Together we can make a difference
We are happy to support volunteers who would like to hold a fundraising event of their own, be it a coffee morning at their own home, or a grand ball in a stately home. Whatever the scale of the event, the CAVS Team will do everything they can to help make the event a huge success.

We are really grateful for all the support we receive from so many people in the community, both young and old, who help us by raising money in a wide variety of innovative and imaginative ways.

Whether you’re contemplating a pub crawl in fancy dress, a street collection, a grand ball, a dart’s marathon, or simply looking for some fundraising ideas, we will provide you with helpful hints and guidelines to keep you on the right side of the law in relation to charity events.

If you need a little more help and feel that a chat about your project would be beneficial, then give the CAVS Team a call, come and see us, and we’ll do our best to get your fundraising off the ground.

Promotional Material

We have a range of materials available to support you in your fundraising endeavours. It may be that you simply need some posters to promote your event, balloons to decorate it or a more comprehensive range of materials that will provide a vibrant focus to your fundraising.

Larger promotional materials including exhibition boards, pop up banners, vinyl banners, information packs and collections boxes are available on a pre-order basis.

Whatever your requirement we will do our utmost to provide you with all the support and information you need to make your event a resounding success.

To register an interest in becoming a Fundraising Volunteer email or telephone 01268 214000 and give us as much information as you can.