Friends of Fragile X is a way you can support the Society on a regular basis through monthly donations.
The Fragile X Society receives no government funding and is dependent on the kindness of others so we can continue to provide our services. This includes our helpline, which took over 950 calls last year.
You can become a Friend of Fragile X by pledging a monthly donation to the Fragile X Society. If you are signing up as an individual, you can join for a donation starting from £5 per month. If you are signing up on behalf of a family group, you can join for a donation starting from £10 per month. If you are in a position to do so, you may choose to give a higher amount. Your generous support provides a vital source of regular income to enable us to support the Fragile X community across the UK.
In return for your support, you will receive:
Newly designed Fragile X pin badge(s)*: 1 per individual registration, 2 per family registration
Car sticker(s)*: 1 per individual registration, 2 per family registration
An annual update to Friends, with information on what your donation has helped us to deliver
Advance notice and booking for events
We value the support of all our members, regardless of whether they support us financially. There are lots of different ways to support the Society, and membership will continue to be free.
* Pins and stickers will be available to post from March-April 2020. You may opt out of receiving these items in the registration form.
Sign up as a Friend of Fragile X
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you launching Friends of Fragile X?
The Fragile X Society receives no government funding, and we are currently not fundraising as much money as we need to run the Society. Becoming a Friend of Fragile X helps us fundraise so we can continue to provide the services we do today.
What do I get for being a Friend of Fragile X?
As well as helping us to raise money, you will receive some extra communications throughout the year on what we have been up to. You will also get advance notice of our events and have access to early booking.
What if I don’t sign up as a Friend of Fragile X?
Don’t worry, you can still be a member of the Fragile X Society and receive the services you currently do. These include access to our helpline and online resources. This will remain free of charge.
I want to help the Society but not in this way – what can I do?
There are lots of different ways to help the Fragile X Society. This could be anything from doing your own fundraising activity to volunteering your time. For some more ideas, click here.
How will my Friends of Fragile X donations be collected?
Your donation will be collected via Direct Debit, using the secure payment processor GoCardless. The reference on your bank statement will begin 'FXSFRIEND'. Your payments are protected by Direct Debit Guarantee.
What if I would like to change my registration to Friends of Fragile X?
We completely understand that circumstances can change.
If you would like to increase your monthly support at any time, simply contact us to let us know. We will cancel your previous donation schedule, then you can simply re-complete the form above with your new amount.
If you would like to end your regular donations, please contact us and we will amend this for you. Alternatively, you can cancel Direct Debits with your bank. We will remain grateful for your generous support.