Our Fundraising Programme

It costs £500,000 per year to run our services and for the upcoming financial year (2013-2014) we predicted a £95,000 deficit! To bridge this gap and avoid having to reduce our services, we have an extensive fundraising programme planned.

With grateful thanks as always to all those who support us for these occasions – in whatever way that you do so!  We are indebted also to the wonderful people who donate and support us either individually or as a company or organisation.   We are indebted to John Lewis for their support of the Fire Station furnishings and to Solihull Chamber of Commerce for making us their fundraising partner for this year.  We are also working with Secure Trust Bank who have participated in the London Night Ride on our behalf and doing lots of mad things throughout this year – for which we are most grateful!  Now that we are in our new premises at Walnut Close, we are off on another fundraising appeal so that we can replicate the services at the Annexe.  SoLO is ever looking forward!

You Can Help Us!

SoLO puts the FUN into FUNdraising and you can support us by spreading the word and getting involved in many different ways!

You can

  • support an event
  • donate a raffle prize
  • hold a “dress down” day at your place of work or school
  • if you like challenges, you can nominate SoLO as your charity of choice
  •  join our fundraising group

We are looking for volunteers to join our wonderful fundraising group – we help to organise the various events and put our heads together to come up with great ideas to keep SoLO going forward!  It is always fun and sociable at the same time!

Contact the office for information:  0121 788 3469 or email m.brown@solihullsolo.org.  Look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events

You can support us by spreading the word and supporting these events!  Coming soon to a venue near you……………….


whistle stop All Aboard for the Whistle Stop Fun Day!!

There will be teas and tombola; musical entertainment, face painting and tattoos; garden games; an easter egg hunt and of course a raffle with great prizes!

There will also be the SoLO Bake-Off challenge so if you fancy your culinary skills, come along with your wonderful creation and take on the challenge!

We look forward to seeing you there – fun for all the family!








Take on the SoLO Challenge 100!

The 10th Annual Dorridge Fun Run is taking place on 15th June – be part of it!  You can run, cycle, walk or push a wheelchair – any which way you like – and if you can collect some sponsorship as well and raise funds for SoLO, that will be amazing!

100 Challenge!















Sharing some of the madness!

On 8th September, Marc, Sam, James and Ben ran the Wolf Run to raise money for SoLO, running under their old 5-a-side team name: “The Fat and The Furious”!  Mixed levels of fitness among the four meant that this difficult and testing challenge will have required some serious training, dedication and, most of all, teamwork!!!

Wolf Running is Wild Running – a unique combination of 3 kinds of off-road-running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs.  A hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes and thick mud.  Visit: http://www.thewolfrun.com/ to find out more……………. and check out the photos below!!  Thanks guys – you are awesome!!!  You raised £695 – which is totally brilliant!




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Just Giving

Just Giving is an online facility through which you can donate money and they will take care of collecting the Gift Aid from the tax man. It’s easy, secure and takes just a couple of minutes. Go to SoLO at JustGiving

TLC Lottery

TLC Lottery

TLC Lottery

You could support SoLO and win money for yourself as well! Log onto www.tlclottery.co.uk and register for tickets. Make sure that you nominate SoLO as the beneficiary.

SoLO Merchandise

If you would like to support SoLO whilst you shop, why not check out our Merchandise section.