Support SAVS

SAVS works behind the scenes to help local charities and community groups achieve their full potential, providing free advice and guidance, help with volunteers, assisting with raising money and bringing groups together to exchange ideas.  We also run a number of different projects directly benefitting local people, helping them to feel more involved in their local community and relieving need.

As SAVS is a charity we rely on donations and support from the general public, local organisations and other supporters.  We want to ensure that we can continue to make Southend a better place to live; if you share our aim, why not help us to achieve our vision by supporting our work?

You can support us in the following ways:

Make a one-off donation online

The quickest way to donate - go to:, or alternatively you can write us a cheque made payable to ‘SAVS’ – please send it to 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW.  Please let us know your address so that we can thank you.

Become a SAVS Supporter

Sign up to be a Supporter of SAVS and we’ll send you quarterly updates of our work, invitations to special events and activities, and we’ll even give you 10% off in our Charity Shop!  For more information, contact Susannah on 01702 356008 or email

Remember us in your will

After ensuring that family, friends and loved ones are looked after, many people chose to leave a gift to different charities in their Will as a way for their memory to live on.  By choosing to support SAVS in this way, you will improve the future of charities, voluntary groups and local people in Southend for years to come.  In addition, 10% of each legacy gift we receive will be distributed by the ‘Southend Fund’, which provides additional funding for charities and communities in Southend.  For more information, contact us or download the brochure below.

Take part in a sponsored event, or organise your own!

Sponsorship is a fantastic way to raise money and helps to include other people in your excitement!  Ideas for events include sponsored walks (the annual Moonlight Colourthon for example); sponsored silences, abseils, runs, cycles, etc.  Give us a call on 01702 356008 - let us know what you’re planning, and we can help.  You can even create fundraising pages online via - helping to take the pain out of collecting cash!

Organise an event

Quiz nights, curry nights and race nights are all brilliant ways to raise money – or you could try a cake sale at your place of work or even a ‘guess the sweets in the jar’ at your church.  Let us you’re your ideas – we’d be delighted to attend or provide more information about our work.  Our team at SAVS is also happy to provide talks to clubs and rotaries in exchange for a donation towards our activities.

Donate to our Charity Shop

Our Charity Shop raises money for the work that we do in Southend; any donation of clothes, good quality bric-a-brac, books and DVDs would be much appreciated.  For more information contact Lorraine on 01702 356004.

Whatever you decide to do – do it for Southend – do it for SAVS.

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