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Friends Groups

Friends Groups

What are Friends Groups?

Friends Groups are regional, family led groups who raise funds and awareness for DEBRA in their local communities. Each group looks after their own particular region and fundraise inspired by someone living with EB. The Groups are vital to our work and provide an excellent base to spread EB awareness across the country. 

Every group is unique and has its own strengths: some will focus on regular but smaller scale events; some will hold larger but less frequent events; and others will base their fundraising on contacting local groups, schools, businesses and utilising their contact network.

"We jumped at the opportunity to formalise our fundraising for DEBRA and set up a Friends Group. We've been supporting the charity for a number of years but were really pleased to have more autonomy and be the charity representatives in our area. We're particularly delighted that we have a say on what our fundraising goes towards." Friends Group Member

Interested in starting a Friends Group in your area? Take a look at the benefits and dedicated FAQs and resources pages and once you are ready, please click on the 'I'm ready' button below and fill in your details.

Benefits of setting up a Friends Group

  • Be the DEBRA representative for your area
  • A dedicated DEBRA contact will help get the group started
  • Bespoke logo for your group (and letterhead displaying this)
  • Ability to restrict where your fundraising goes (e.g. type of EB research)
  • Yearly updates into funded research projects and the group’s fundraising
  • Own page on the DEBRA website (administered by DEBRA) with donate form specific to your group
  • A range of fundraising resources to maximise your efforts
  • Dedicated online giving page campaign so fundraisers can gain online sponsorship direct to your group
  • DEBRA will handle all the admin for the group

I'm ready, let's start a Friends Group!