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Supporting Magpie Dance is easy

Donate buttonAt its heart, Magpie Dance is here to empower people with learning disabilities to gain transferable skills enabling them to take part in the life of their communities through dance.  The enormous generosity of our supporters enables us to:

  • provide dance projects for adults and children with learning disabilities
  • make and perform the work you see on stage
  • offer training and development to artists and students in inclusive practice
  • provide a comprehensive learning programme giving every person the opportunity to participate in dance.

We receive no statutory funding, our work relies on donations and grants and cannot continue without the help from generous supporters like you.

‘Magpie Dance delivers focus, a sense of achievement and a sense of being part of a group’ – Magpie Dance Parent

‘My daughter has mild cerebral palsy as well as a learning disability and Magpie Dance is essential for helping her spatial awareness, which has improved dramatically since she has been attending’ – Magpie Dance Parent


Hold your own event in support of Magpie Dance. A pack of ideas and top tips will shortly be available. If you’re interested in holding your own event for Magpie Dance, please let us know.

‘My daughter loves her time with Magpie Dance. She adores dancing and the interaction with others. Using her body has improved her confidence to no end. Brilliant!’ – Magpie Dance Parent

Here’s to the next 35 years…

In our anniversary year, join our #35for35 campaign and help us raise our target of £35,000. Do it your own way, join with others. From donating £3.50 per month, to holding a 35 hour danceathon, there are limitless ways to support Magpie Dance this year. Read more…


Magpie Dance often secure charity places in the Vitality Big Half. We would love you to run and raise sponsorship in support of Magpie Dance. Please contact our Operations Co-ordinator Ayanna Allen, if you would like to be notified when places are available. The race is usually held in March with entries opening in July the year before. Stay tuned for 2021 places coming soon!

If you’re doing any other challenge event of your own and would like to support Magpie Dance with your sponsorship please let us know.

Become a corporate partner

We can offer many opportunities to corporate partners who would like to work with us. Please contact David Ward, Head of Fundraising and Development to discuss the unique ways we can work with you. In our 35th anniversary year, could your organisation commit to raising £3,500 this year? We’d love to hear from you.

Online shopping

We have an Easy Fundraising Page where you can raise money for Magpie Dance from the items you buy online. All you have to do is is register with Easy Fundraising, selecting Magpie Dance as your chosen cause. Shop to your heart’s content at places like Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, HMV and John Lewis and up to 15% of your purchase will be donated to Magpie Dance. It really couldn’t be easier, and you know that you’re helping a great cause.


Donations, no matter how big or small, are a great way to contribute to Magpie Dance projects and make a huge difference in the lives of workshop participants and performers. You can make a one off donation or support us more regularly. As we’re 35 years old this year, consider giving £3.50 a month. It adds up to £42 a year.

Become a Friend

Donors who make regular monthly or annual donations are invited to become a Magpie Friend. Discover more about Magpie Friends. In celebration of our 35th anniversary, give £3.50 or £35 a month. A total of £42 to £420 over 12 months would make a substantial impact on our work and provision for participants.

Legacy giving

When you’re setting your affairs in order, legacy gifts in your Will are a great way to leave a lasting impact and ensure the sustainability of Magpie Dance. To enable you to leave a gift to Magpie Dance in your Will there are a number of simple legal steps to make. If you would like any advice or information to support your decision making you can speak to David Ward, Head of Fundraising and Development in confidence.


We have a number of different volunteering opportunities available. Browse the ways you can give your time to Magpie Dance. If you gave 35 hours in our 35th anniversary year, that could be the equivalent of helping out at two events, doing some research or putting up some posters over 12 months.


We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and continues to support our work.  We are grateful to organisations and individuals who share our philosophy that everyone should have the chance to be part of something which brings people together, something challenging, and above all, something inclusive.


Donate today

#whoknewwecoulddance At Magpie Dance everyone who takes part is empowered for life. To keep going we need your help. Donate to our #whoknewwecoulddance appeal today.