Support Us - Fundraising

Young Calibre Awards

Can you help us?

At Calibre we welcome all sorts of help to enable us to provide our free service to around 15,000 people, including all the members of our Young Calibre service.
There are many ways to help:
  • We welcome donations and legacies from families and friends to keep the service going and improve it.
  • We really appreciate it when our supporters fundraise for us - perhaps by participating in a sponsored event.
  • Visit our online shop for cards and gifts - suitable for Christmas and all year round. Every purchase supports our work.

Below you will find some more information about fundraising but please don't hesitate to call our friendly fundraising team if you, your family or friends would like to help.

Donating to Calibre

Calibre's service is free to members thanks to generous backing from the individuals, trusts and companies who support us.

We receive no government funding so every year we need to raise almost £1.3 million pounds. Calibre welcomes your support in any of the following ways.

Donations are always appreciated and make a big difference to what we can achieve.

Donations from adults in support of Young Calibre can be made by phone,  text, post or online.

  • cheques payable to Calibre can be sent to Calibre Audio Library, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5XQ, UK
  • credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Delta or Maestro) donations can be made by phoning 01296 432 339 during office hours
  • donations can be made securely online at
  • you can now donate by text and the full value of your gift will be received by Calibre with no fee deduction. Simply text  CALB11 £10, or CALB11£5 or CALB11£2 to 70070 from your mobile phone. It's that easy!

We particularly welcome regular giving via standing orders as regular gifts enable us to plan ahead with confidence - download a form here: PDF version or Word version.

UK taxpayers can Gift Aid donations to increase their value by a further 25%. This costs the donor nothing. Please click here to download a Gift Aid declaration. This needs your signature so please return it by post to Calibre Audio Library, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5XQ.

If you are celebrating a birthday perhaps you could consider asking for donations in lieu of gifts. We can supply special Calibre gift envelopes. Please contact us if you would like some envelopes sent to you.

Every gift adds real benefits to our members:

  • £10 enables us to replace 50 damaged CDs
  • £65 sponsors the cost of a member for one year
  • £400 sponsors 10 copies of a new book for the library. You can choose what type of book you want to sponsor, such as fiction, sport, travel and so on. We can add a dedication to the recording if you wish. Please contact us on 01296 432 339 for more information on book sponsorship.


Over one third of our the cost of supporting our members is funded by supporters gifts left in wills. Parents and grandparents can find more information on legacies here

Fundraising for Calibre

If you can organise your own fundraising event or take part in a sponsored activity, then we'd love to hear from you.

Organising or participating in an event/activity

We can provide materials, practical support and advice for your venture - whether it is a sponsored challenge, car boot sale or wherever else your imagination leads you. Read our Fundraising Pack which gives advice and details of how Calibre can support you in your endeavours.

Popular fundraising activities include participating in a sponsored run, cycle, walk, swim, silence or other event. If you are participating in a sponsored event or organising your own challenge you can set up an online fundraising page with JustGiving. You can email the link to your page to your friends and family.

When they sponsor you online Calibre receives the money directly from JustGiving which is so much easier than collecting the money yourself, and it means you can concentrate on the event!

You can download our Sponsored Events Information Pack here. We can provide you with sponsor forms but if you prefer to create your own materials, our logo can be downloaded below for use on your own materials - just right click on the image.

Calibre Logo

Please contact our Fundraising Team on or on 01296 432 339 for further details, support or ideas.