How to Help
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The Dan Eley Foundation Fundraising fundraising concert with Godalming College music students

The need for educational support is on the rise. We focus on providing meaningful and targeted extra curricular support to help vulnerable students.

Support local youngsters in Waverley


We also work closely with youth workers in Surrey to identify and support some of the most disadvantaged young people in the southwest Surrey area. Together we identify youngsters most in need and help provide them with the equipment and/or connect them with the support services they need to access education, training and ultimately employment.


Funds raised are spent on items like: funds for DofE inscription/equipment for expeditions, private extracurricular tutorials for core subjects, vocational GNVQ training, a bicycle or other transport.


We also sponsor youngsters from lower income families through their Duke of Edinburgh award programme funding equipment, clothing and the inscription fee. To date we have supported over 100 youngsters through our ‘Fresh Start’ programme and in 2018 we expanded our programme to support homeless youngsters who are at particular risk.


We need your help to maintain and expand our programmes and to cover our day by day running costs.


If you would like to make a donation, are interested in running a fundraising event or doing a challenge you can set it up online at our Just Giving page.





Cheques can be made payable to: The Dan Eley Foundation and sent to the following address:


The Dan Eley Foundation
Petworth Road



Standing Orders


Regular donations are especially appreciated as they allow us to plan ahead and be more sustainable.


To set up a standing order download our donation form here and complete your personal and banking details. You can return the form to us at the address that appears towards the bottom of the form.





Fancy running a marathon or a cycling event? having a coffee morning or a quiz? a bring and buy sale or perhaps even a sky dive for the more adventurous minded of you. Such sponsored events can all help raise money for our programmes for vulnerable young people. If so please contact the DEF team and we will set up a Mydonate page especially for the event. 



Gift Aid


If you are a UK taxpayer, The Dan Eley Foundation can claim back an additional 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate – at no cost to you! Simply fill out a gift aid declaration form and enclose with your cheque when you send your donation.





We are a small, highly accountable charity and relatively small in numbers. In order that the maximum share possible of the money we raise goes to benefit the youngsters in our programmes we count on the help of a team of dedicated volunteers.


We are always looking for help from volunteers both in England, where we operate our administrative branch and in Colombia for our field operations. If you would like to share your time and skills to support us in any way please contact Dan or one of his trustees through our contact page.


Many thanks!

The medical team from British charity SALCET team
Dan Eley with a student from the British partner charity scheme 'Fresh Start'