Bright Lives Fundraising

01206 615165 Empowerment through Achievement

Bright Lives CIC is a not for profit organisation. This means all the money that is raised is put back into the organisation so that we can continue to support our students and various projects both in the community and in our centre.

We believe it is important to see the person behind the condition and not just the disability. Fundraising does not need to be difficult and all over the UK people are coming up with new and exciting ways to raise money! So whether you are organising a coffee morning, doing a sponsored event or taking part in a challenge we are here to help you.

At Bright Lives CIC, we rely on the support and generosity of the local community to enable us to offer further activities to people with physical and learning disabilities. If you belong to any club or group, we would love to hear from you – from art clubs to zumba classes and everything in between.  Does your sewing club, rotary group, golf club or church have the opportunity to raise some vital funds for Bright Lives CIC or simply a one-off event or collection? A Bright Lives CIC representative will always be happy to visit groups and speak about how we make a difference to the people that need us, and how you can help us to make that difference. You could also visit us to find out more about the services we offer and how the money you raise for us will be put to very good use. If you would like to do some fundraising, we can provide you with posters, balloons, banners and even help you to promote your event via our website and Facebook which has a big following. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Fundraising Team

FUNDRAISING IDEAS
  • Sell some unwanted possessions.  Sort out old clothes or unwanted gifts, then ask for donations or sell them on eBay or at a car boot sale. If you tell people where the money will be going, they may even chip in a bit more for the things you’re selling.
  • Hold a pub quiz.  Have some fun while you’re fundraising. You could theme the questions around your event or BRIGHT LIVES CIC and even ask the pub to donate the prize.
  • Promises auction.  Run an Auction of Promises and sell donated services as prizes. You will have fun, promote Bright Lives CIC and generate some money all at the same time.
  • Get baking!  Selling cakes to friends or at work can be really profitable – who can say no to a cupcake with their cuppa?
  • Earn some donations.  Help people with odd jobs such as taking dogs for walks, babysitting or doing ironing for friends and family. This way, people get something in return for their donation and may be more generous.
  • Ask for birthday donations.  If you have a birthday coming up, why not ask your friends and family to donate to your fundraising page instead of buying you a present – money they would be spending anyway will be going on a really good cause, and you won’t end up with another box of smellies!
  • Hold a dinner party.  Put on your chefs’ whites and throw a dinner party. Then just ask guests to donate what they think the meal is worth.
  • Food forfeit.  A little sacrifice can go a long way when it comes to fundraising. Love cheese? Chocolate? Wine? Get sponsored for abstaining and turn your loss into Bright Lives CIC gain.
  • Please contact Michael on 07976 411089 or email michael@brightlives.org.uk if you have any questions or further ideas on fundraising.

    After the event you can always make your donation to Bright Lives CIC in the following ways:

    Using the “DONATE Button” button above to make a payment via any major
    credit/debit card.
    Sending a cheque, made payable to “Bright Lives CIC” and posted to
    Abbots Activity Centre, 39 Ladbrook Drive, Colchester Essex CO2 8RW
    Make a bank transfer. Please call us on 01206 615165 for details.

    We are very grateful for any support that you can give and on behalf of everyone involved with Bright Lives CIC we are also grateful for your assistance.