A large part of the funding that keeps The Open Door running, is raised by ourselves. To help our charity continue with the fantastic work we do, for some of the most vulnerable people in Morningside, we have created a number of ways in which you can support The Open Door.

Chosen Charity

You can choose us as your charity for sponsorship from an event, such as during a marathon or cycle. The Royal Bank of Scotland recently chose us to be their charity and we benefited from the money raised during Pedal for Scotland. We are also Castle Terrace Restaurant’s charity of the month.

Donate online

Would you be willing to set up a regular donation to The Open Door? Or could you make a one-off donation? Either way, you can do this through our DONATE button. Donation no matter how big or small make all the difference to our charity.

Friends of The Open Door

This scheme allows you to put your stamp on the future of The Open Door. For £2 a month, or £24 a year, you will become a member, entitling you to attend our Annual General Meeting and vote on key decisions. Simply complete the Membership Application Form and post or email it to us or drop it into our premises. See our contact us page for details.

Remember The Open Door in your Will

Leaving us a legacy is a wonderful way to help our work.  See our Legacies page for details.

200 Club

Our 200 Club is a prize draw open to the general public. An annual payment of £24 entitles you to select a number between 1 and 200, which will remain your number for as long as you wish to take part. Numbers will then be drawn at random on a monthly basis.

One prize of 25% of the income of the 200 CLUB is given away every month.  Christmas Double every December.

Why do the national lottery when you have this good a chance of winning with the 200 Club? Simply complete the 200-Club-Form (1) and post or email it to us at drop it in to our premises. See our contact us page for details of where to find us.

Pay it Forward

On the tables in our cafe you will find a card with the words “Pay it Forward”.  Using this you can donate over the counter when you pay your bill.  Simply tick an item on the card, eg a meal for one of our Day-Care group members, add the amount to your bill and it will go to the particular item you’ve selected.

Items on Sale

From time to time we have a variety of goods available for sale in the cafe, and particularly in the window.  It can be anything from artwork, knitted or crafted items, marmalade and other home-made produce.  Proceeds from these sales all go to support the services run by The Open Door.  For most items it’s the entire proceeds, sometimes it’s a percentage, and this will always be made clear through labelling of the items and/or a card in the window.

Amazon Smile

Did you know that if you decide to buy something through the Amazon website you can donate to The Open Door.  The Open Door has signed up with Amazon Smile, after you’ve selected us as your charity, you have to sign in to Amazon on a slightly different version of their website called  Always remember to go there rather than to the usual Amazon website or app.  Everything after that is exactly the same.  Your account details are unchanged and you can see all your preferences, orders, etc just the same as always.  Full instructions at

Donations through any means are welcomed. Even visiting our coffee shop is a way to give. All the money we get goes directly to helping those that need it most in your community.