Get involved

Why me? rely on funding and donations to deliver our transformative work increasing access to Restorative Justice for people affected by crime. Without your support and contributions, we wouldn’t be able to do this. There are many ways you can support the work we do, from making a one-off donation to taking part in our fundraising campaigns.


As a small but ambitious charity, we rely on generous one-off and monthly donations from our supporters. No matter the size, Why me? is grateful for all donations made. Anything you can give to help victims of crime have their voices heard will make a real difference. To donate any one-off amount, or to donate monthly, please click the Donate button below.

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By donating through Giving Checkout, you can choose to add Gift Aid to include an extra 25% on your donation. We claim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you give, and it will not cost you any extra!

How does my donation help transform lives?

In the video below our ambassador Rob explains why Restorative Justice is so important and the positive impact it had on his life. Read Rob’s story.

Here is what your donation could do:

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If you would like to discuss making a donation as an individual or through an organisation, please contact our Fundraising and Public Relations Officer at

Fundraise for us

We are always seeking fundraisers to raise money for Why me?. By raising money for Why me? you are helping us continue our work promoting and delivering Restorative Justice to people affected by crime. Your fundraising activity could be anything from a sponsored marathon, to a collection of donations for a birthday, or a cake sale. The only limit is your imagination! 

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Why me? with easyfundraising?

 There are over 6,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including all those shown below, and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to Why me?’s easyfundraising page and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. Or add the handy Donation Reminder
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Why me? at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

Easyfundraising is a free tool for both you and Why me? and we are really grateful for your donations.

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Why me?’s past fundraising events

Changing lives through Restorative Justice this Christmas

Change lives through Restorative Justice this Christmas

Being a victim of crime is traumatising and life-changing, and Christmas can be an incredibly challenging time for victims, but Restorative Justice provides a life-line. Why me? asked our supporters if they could help support victims of crime over the festive period.   

They provided a crucial lifeline by donating to Why me? via our Just Giving campaign page, or signing up to our Easyfundraising, helping more people who have been affected by crime to heal and recover. 

Why me?’s 95:95 Sponsored Challenge

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Our Fundraising team walking, kayaking, and wagging their tails to 95 miles!

In September, Why me? completed our 95:95 Sponsored Challenge, with our fundraisers travelling over 95 miles to raise awareness of the 95% of victims of crime who are not told about their entitlement to Restorative Justice.

We raised over £2,300 via Just Giving! To see all our fundraisers’ various activities to contribute to the 95 mile distance, please read our ‘Help us support the 95% of victims who don’t know about RJ’ blog.

Lee Valley Velopark Fundraising Team – Saturday 30th April 2022

In April, Why me? completed our first ever team sponsored event! Our amazing team of fundraisers ran over 35km at the Lee Valley Velopark in London, and raised over £1,500 via Just Giving. To see the team’s race times, please read our Running for Restorative Justice blog.

Abaz Shehu says “I loved running for Restorative Justice, and set a personal best at Lee Valley Velopark! I have now been inspired to join my local park run!”

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Lee Valley Fundraising Team in the Why me? t-shirts and medals

Jess’ Oxford Half Marathon – Friday 17th October 2021

A big thank you to Jess, who completed the Oxford Half Marathon in October 2021 in just under 2.5 hours. Jess raised an amazing £345 for Why me? via her Just Giving page. Here she is celebrating post-race with Lola!

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Jess and Lola wearing the Why me? T-shirt and Half Marathon medal.

If you would like to get involved by participating in a sponsored event or fundraising for Why me?, please contact our Fundraising Officer Lucy Harris at


Purchase a Why me? Running T-shirt

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Lucy J in her Why me? t-shirt

You can purchase your own Why me? Running t-shirt for £20, as modelled by our Director Lucy Jaffé!

Please contact Lucy Harris at with your chosen size (Extra Small/ Small/ Medium/ Large/Extra Large).



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