As a charity ECHO relies on fundraising to help us keep activities running for really vulnerable adults in Herefordshire

We also want to make sure that the projects we run are of the highest quality and not just a standard offer. We want to support people to be the best they can be and this takes time and resources.

This is why we ask if you benefit from our services, know someone who does or just agree that people with disabilities should be given a real chance in life, that you help us raise the funds we need to develop and grow.

Ways you can help

There are many ways you can help us fundraise and it doesn’t matter if it is a little or a lot- we are grateful for anything that we receive and it all adds up over the year.

Even if the only thing you can give is time, this is really valuable too. If you would like to help us as a fundraising volunteer for an event or longer term that would be amazing.

Here are a few of the ways you can help us (click on the link for more information)

Parachute for free

Would you jump out a plane at ten thousand feet

Imagine the thrill of flying at 10,000ft and freefalling through the clouds at 120mph. Well, stop imagining ! You can experience this exhilarating challenge and raise money for ECHO at the same time.

For further information contact or ring 01568 620307.

Regular Giving

By giving a regular monthly donation you can help us continue our vital support to people with learning and other disabilities in Herefordshire.  Regular monthly donations help us plan because we know what income to expect month in and month out.

You can make a regular donation by using the form below to make a standing order.

Single donation

Every donation makes a difference. We make it easy for you to make a one-off donation via our secure platform at Golden Giving. You can be sure we receive all this donation and put it to work.

ECHO runs 26 regular activities and a whole host of leisure, sport and social events. If you would like your donation to support a particular area of our programme please let us know.

You can donate on the link below, it’s secure and if you are a UK tax payer has an option to gift aid it, adding 25% to the value of your donation at no extra cost to you.

Legacies and In Memoriam giving

Our participants throwing Autumn leaves

Pass on something wonderful!

Remembering us in your will is your chance to leave the world a better place for people with learning and other disabilities in Herefordshire.

ECHO believes everyone living with a learning or other disability should have the opportunity to be an active member of our community. One of the most profound ways you can support ECHO long into the future is to leave them a gift in your will. Any gift, however big or small, will make a huge difference.

Family and friends always come first. But, after you’ve provided for them, consider leaving a gift in your will to ECHO. This is particularly important if you have children or have a loved one with special needs.

If you would like to leave a gift to us, we advise you to speak to your solicitor in the first instance. You will need to give them the following information:

Name of Charity: ECHO Herefordshire

Registered address: 40 West Street , Leominster, HR6 8ES

Charity Registration Number: 1096449

Compared to most charities ECHO receives very little in legacy gifts. Those who do leave us gifts are very special to us. A gift of any size in your will can make a real difference today and into the future. You can trust us to use your money very carefully. Please remember even a small amount will be hugely appreciated and valued.

Someone who remembered us in her will was Janet Smart

Janet was a model and actor in her working life, and, after she retired, she became first interested and then passionate about ECHO’s small professional theatre called About Face for adults with learning disabilities.

About Face on Tour

Janet loved everything the Charity did, so when she became ill, she was determined to pass on a gift to enable them to keep its vital services going now and in the future.

Mike Cook, Chief Officer of the Charity, says “We are so grateful to Janet for her large and generous gift. For small charities having a legacy bequeathed to them is a game changer. In the short run, it can relieve pressure and allow a charity to focus on developing services. In the long run it can help them to plan sustainably and develop services both now and in the future. We are currently thinking about how we can acknowledge and best remember Janet”.

Why our participants love ECHO so much.

For people like Helen, ECHO is a lifeline. She attends our Studio Mirai project twice a week, where participants upcycle furniture for sale to the public.

She’s not afraid of hard work and loves sanding, gluing, nailing, painting, and stencilling – so much that she has earned the nickname of “Hurricane Helen”. She also loves tidying up, looking after plants, and she adores being part of a friendly supportive group.

ECHO is a member of Remember a Charity which promotes legacy giving to charities. They have a wealth of experience and if you visit their website it should answer any further questions you may have, go to

If you would like any further information about leaving a gift in your will to ECHO ring our office on 01568 620307 or email

In Memoriam Donations

Many families and friends choose to make funeral donations in memory of a loved one.  This can be a powerful and wonderful way to celebrate and honour them.

You might choose to do this at their funeral or celebration of life by asking for donations instead of flowers.  We can provide Gift Aid envelopes or you can set up a Remembrance page for your loved one. Just go to the front page of our website, click on the donate button, sign up and instructions are there for your to set up your page. If you would like help to set this up email or ring the office on 01568 620307.