About Us

Are you a registered charity?

Yes, we are registered with the Charity Commission. Our registration number is 1166072 (England and Wales).

When was the charity formed?

Dare 2 Express was formed in 2016. Read more about our story.

How are you governed?

The Charity is governed by a board of trustees. Read about their history and their roles.

Where can I find your latest Annual Report/Charity Accounts?

Our annual reports and accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website.


What do you do for people?

The Dare 2 Express trustees are actively looking for opportunities to allocate grants/funding for people needing support with mental health issues.

Do you undertake the counselling?

No, Dare 2 Express acts only as a facilitator.

Where do I find a counsellor?

There are a number of different places you can find a counsellor. Your first point of call should be searching for local therapists (or whatever type of professional assistance you require), choose 4-5, do some research on them, look for reviews and make contact. Once you have done that, send us an email, we’ll send you an application form as we go from there.

Are your support services free?

All of our support services are free of charge. We will forward payment to the councillor directly on presentation of invoice. We never expect any money, but we do rely 100% on voluntary donations. You can donate now if you would like to.

How does the grant funding work?

Once your application is made and the trustees agree to progress, we will forward payment to the counsellor directly on presentation of invoice. There is no need for you to handle any of the payments as the charity does this on your behalf.

Do you only assist people within the UK?

Yes, our support services are only available within the UK.


How do I make a donation?

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Dare 2 Express. You can make a one-off donation, or set up a regular donation by visiting our donation page.

How do I pay in my fundraising money?

Thank you for raising money for Dare 2 Express, we really appreciate all your fundraising efforts! To pay in your funds, visit our donation page to see the many ways you can send your vital funds to us.

Which payment options do you offer?

You can make a one-off donation, or set up a regular donation. Donations can be made by credit or debit card, Paypal, personal cheque or bank transfer. Visit our donation page to see the many ways you can send your donation to us.

Are my donations secure?

Yes, the donation pages of our website are hosted on ‘https’ which protects data securely. When you visit the page asking for card details, the ‘https’ padlock symbol will be shown in your browser’s address bar to indicate that information being entered is secure. Dare 2 Express also adheres to strict data protection protocols when processing supporters’ data.

Who should I make cheques payable to?

Please make cheques payable to Dare 2 Express Charity.

Where should I send the cheque?

Thank you so much for raising money for Dare 2 Express

Dare 2 Express
Victoria Road
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1DJ

It would be great if you could also let us know how you raised the money, and be sure to include your name and address so that we can send you a thank you letter!

What are your bank account details?

You can donate direct to the charity’s bank account using the information below:

Dare 2 Express
Lloyds Bank PLC
Sort: 30-90-85
Account: 21579568

If you donate to us directly we’d love it if you’d let us know that you have. You can do this by emailing us at

Why is regular giving important?

Regular giving is the best way to support Dare 2 Express. It lets us plan our work more effectively: to help people to improve their lives through our grants. It also means we have a flexible and reliable income we can always count on. You can set up a regular donation by visiting our donation page.


How can I raise money?

Want to raise money to support Dare 2 Express, but don’t really know what to do? Whether you’re a first timer or a regular fundraiser, everybody needs a little inspiration sometimes.

Here are a few ideas to get your going:

  • 5-aside football tournament
  • Abseil
  • Auction
  • Bake off!
  • Bike ride
  • Bingo night
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cake sale
  • Car wash
  • Coffee morning
  • Darts match
  • Give up something you love
  • Karaoke
  • Obstacle course event
  • Old Book Sale
  • Pub Quiz
  • Raffle
  • Running challenges
  • Shave your head
  • Sponsored walk
  • Swear box
  • Talent contest
  • Walk
  • Wine and cheese evening

What's the best way to collect donations for a sponsored event?

The best way to get people to donate money is to set up an online sponsorship page with JustGiving. Find out how on our how to fundraise page.

Who do I speak to about fundraising?

You can contact us with any fundraising related questions by emailing us at

How can my workplace become a charity partner?

Working in partnership with Dare 2 Express can bring lasting benefits to your company while raising vital funds to help us urgently make a difference to those affected by mental health problems.

If your workplace wants to get involved, we would love to hear from you. If you have any questions please email us at

What percentage of my money goes to charitable objectives?

Of all the money we have ever generated, 99.7% has gone directly to those who needed it!

Can I have a letter of authorisation to collect money for you?

A letter of authorisation outlines that you or your event is an official Dare 2 Express fundraising event. You may need a letter like this if you plan to do a street collection. Email and tell us your name, address and what you are doing to fundraise so we can send out the letter to you.

How do I claim Gift Aid on the money I raise?

As a registered charity, Dare 2 Express is allowed to claim back an extra 25p on every £1 donated to us in gift aid. For us to be able to claim gift aid you need to check the sponsor or donator is a UK tax payer, record their home address, postcode, donation amount and make sure they tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form or web page.

When can’t we claim Gift Aid?

When you’re making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people. For example, if a friend gives you £10 which you donate to your Fundraising Page using your own card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the details of the person actually contributing the funds.

When you’re making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, a company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.

When you’re making a donation to a family member who’s taking part in an event and the charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their trip.


How is my data stored?

We hold your data on a secure database. Access to this system is limited and there is restricted access to data based on a person’s role in the organisation. Read our full privacy policy for further information.

Do you share data?

We never sell or swap your details with any third parties, including charities. Read our full privacy policy for further details.

How do you use my details?

We use and store your details so that we can provide you with the best possible service every time you contact us and allow us to keep you up-to-date on our work.

Sadly, we've had to cancel


Today we as trustees took the difficult decision to cancel dare2express-tival 2023. We, as a team, are so very disappointed to make this call.

With factors outside of our control, and only the best intentions of the charity in our minds, we've made the right call.

All ticket holders have been emailed already with details on how to organise a refund and we will process these as quickly as possible.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To the amazing line-up of speakers who wanted to be part of the event, we thank you so very much.

To Jamie from Meon Springs, thank you for your patience and understanding, its been appreciated as we know you wanted it to go ahead also.

Yours. John Dennis