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We need your help

Thank you so much for taking a look at this page! Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. There are over half a million young siblings and at least 1.7 million adult siblings in the UK, who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. As a small charity, we are incredibly grateful to the volunteers and supporters who make our work possible. Here are some of the ways that you can make a difference to siblings.

  1. Give us a shout out on social! We are a small charity with big dreams, and we’d love to reach every single sibling in the UK. Can you share the word about Sibs on X, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn? The more people find us, the more we can help. Every connection makes a difference.
  2. Fundraising. Whether it’s a murder mystery night over Zoom, sponsored star jumps with the kids, or a daily 5k, we gratefully appreciate all and anything you can raise for us. You can set up a fundraising page at Just Giving. Don’t forget to let us know – we would love to thank you personally.
  3. Cheer a sibling along! Can’t run a fundraising event right now but still want to support others? Check out this page to find people from our wonderful community doing sponsored events for Sibs. Become part of their cheer squad by dropping them a donation and a message of encouragement.
  4. Share your story. Sharing your sibling story on our website has two benefits. It helps other siblings like you to feel less alone in their experiences, and it helps non-siblings to understand what it’s like being a sibling and why the charity is so important. You can read other adult sibling stories here. Drop us a line to take part.
  5. Pass on our leaflet. Siblings are everywhere and often go unnoticed! Please share our leaflet with information about our services in your local area. Whether it’s schools, colleges, universities, faith communities, workplaces, cafes, youth clubs, community noticeboards, hospitals, football clubs, GP surgeries…and beyond!…it will all make a difference in helping us to reach those that need us.
  6. Donate as you shop! Make Sibs your nominated charity on sites like Easy Fundraising. Search through hundreds of retailers (such as Argos, Tesco, JustEat, Screwfix), and then each time you shop with them, they make a donation to us at no cost to you.
  7. Join our volunteer reader panel. Do you have an eye for detail? Are you keen to help improve our website and written resources? We’re always on the lookout for parents, professionals and adult siblings to help review our written information a few times a year. Click here to find out more and sign up.
  8. Create an online tribute. Bereaved siblings can share their treasured memories of their brother or sister, leave messages in the virtual remembrance gardens and create a fundraising page for free at
  9. Be a Friend of Sibs. Without the generosity of supporters, Sibs would not exist. Help us to continue our work and become a Friend of Sibs for £24 a year (£12 student/unemployed).
  10. Pass on our newsletter. We send a monthly mailing with all our latest news (sign up here). Can you forward this to a friend who might know a sibling? Can you print a copy to leave at your local Carer’s Centre to help others who aren’t connected online? Your small actions will have an impact.
  11. Leave a gift to Sibs in your will. Many adult siblings tell us “I wish Sibs had existed when I was a child”. Help us change this for generations to come by leaving a legacy in your will.
  12. Ask “How are you?”. Siblings of disabled people often come second to the needs of another and can feel invisible at times. Ask a sibling how they are and tell them about our charity. This is a small and powerful way to make a sibling feel valued and noticed, and to help reduce their isolation.

Would you like to help Sibs in another way? We would love to hear from you – please tell us more.

A young sister hugs her brother