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  • 18 May 2015
    Each year on Shrove Tuesday, the little town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is invaded by women and their frying pans for the world famous Olney Pancake Race. This year Julie, who now lives in Olney, decided she wanted to take part in this old tradition while raising money for FACES who provide practical and emotional help to families. "I wanted to raise money for a local charity that would benefit children and families and I decided FACES would be ideal. I am a paediatric nurse and the work that FACES does would very much benefit many of the people I come across." The tradition dates back to 1445 when a local woman who was making pancakes preparing from Shrove Tuesday, heard the "Shriving bell" signalling the start of the church service. Frying pan still in hand, she ran to the church, skillfully tossing the pancake to prevent it from burning while still dressed in her apron and headscarf - wonderfully modelled by Julie on the right.  "I was amazed by the response and support I received. I set out to try to raise £100 so to raise more than £700 (including offline donations) was fantastic!" And the money raised... Wendie from FACES (Family and Children's Early-help Services) explains, "we were delighted when Julie approached us and said she would like to raise funds for FACES. We are a local independent charity and all the money that is raised goes directly to families and their children when times are tough for them. Julie did an amazing job and raised a staggering £700 for us and although the money is fantastic, an added bonus was that she helped us to raise our profile. The money Julie raised has been put aside to pay for a daytrip for our most deprived children, many of them have nothing to look forward to in the Summer holidays. Paying through Localgiving was such an easy way for Julie and FACES to promote the event on our social media sites, it was easy to post a link and take donors straight to our page. Julie is our hero and we are so very grateful to her." Visit Julie's page - 'Julie's running the Olney Pancake Race for FACEs!' 
    4266 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • Each year on Shrove Tuesday, the little town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is invaded by women and their frying pans for the world famous Olney Pancake Race. This year Julie, who now lives in Olney, decided she wanted to take part in this old tradition while raising money for FACES who provide practical and emotional help to families. "I wanted to raise money for a local charity that would benefit children and families and I decided FACES would be ideal. I am a paediatric nurse and the work that FACES does would very much benefit many of the people I come across." The tradition dates back to 1445 when a local woman who was making pancakes preparing from Shrove Tuesday, heard the "Shriving bell" signalling the start of the church service. Frying pan still in hand, she ran to the church, skillfully tossing the pancake to prevent it from burning while still dressed in her apron and headscarf - wonderfully modelled by Julie on the right.  "I was amazed by the response and support I received. I set out to try to raise £100 so to raise more than £700 (including offline donations) was fantastic!" And the money raised... Wendie from FACES (Family and Children's Early-help Services) explains, "we were delighted when Julie approached us and said she would like to raise funds for FACES. We are a local independent charity and all the money that is raised goes directly to families and their children when times are tough for them. Julie did an amazing job and raised a staggering £700 for us and although the money is fantastic, an added bonus was that she helped us to raise our profile. The money Julie raised has been put aside to pay for a daytrip for our most deprived children, many of them have nothing to look forward to in the Summer holidays. Paying through Localgiving was such an easy way for Julie and FACES to promote the event on our social media sites, it was easy to post a link and take donors straight to our page. Julie is our hero and we are so very grateful to her." Visit Julie's page - 'Julie's running the Olney Pancake Race for FACEs!' 
    May 18, 2015 4266
  • 18 May 2015
    A big congratulations to Nicky who walked the length of the North Downs – 125 miles from Farnham to Dover – in sections over the year. As a mild sufferer of ME, she wanted to raise funds for her local support group, Richmond and Kingston ME Group, who have around 160 members, many of whom aren’t able to come to the meetings.  “Whilst I am fortunate enough to be able to work part-time and lead a fairly active life, many of my fellow sufferers are housebound or even bedbound with virtually no life beyond the four walls that surround them.” She managed to raise £965.01, almost doubling her £500 target, which will go towards reducing the isolation that some of the worst case sufferers experience. The self-help group send out a quarterly newsletter, operate a telephone helpline and host an email chat group so that housebound members can stay included and supported through the activities. What will the money go towards? “Richmond and Kingston ME Group are delighted and proud of Nicky’s achievement and we are putting part of the money raised towards an ME Question Time on October 3rd 2015 organised with the ME Association to give members a voice who are too ill to speak for themselves. We would like to put the remaining money towards an emergency fund we hope to set up to support any members who are in extreme need though this is still at the planning stage.” Linda Webb If you want to find out more about the Richmond and Kingston ME Group please visit their Localgiving page here. Go one step further and become a fantastic fundraiser like Nicky, click here to set up your page. Also visit Nicky's page 'THE NORTH DOWNS CHALLENGE'    
    4653 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • A big congratulations to Nicky who walked the length of the North Downs – 125 miles from Farnham to Dover – in sections over the year. As a mild sufferer of ME, she wanted to raise funds for her local support group, Richmond and Kingston ME Group, who have around 160 members, many of whom aren’t able to come to the meetings.  “Whilst I am fortunate enough to be able to work part-time and lead a fairly active life, many of my fellow sufferers are housebound or even bedbound with virtually no life beyond the four walls that surround them.” She managed to raise £965.01, almost doubling her £500 target, which will go towards reducing the isolation that some of the worst case sufferers experience. The self-help group send out a quarterly newsletter, operate a telephone helpline and host an email chat group so that housebound members can stay included and supported through the activities. What will the money go towards? “Richmond and Kingston ME Group are delighted and proud of Nicky’s achievement and we are putting part of the money raised towards an ME Question Time on October 3rd 2015 organised with the ME Association to give members a voice who are too ill to speak for themselves. We would like to put the remaining money towards an emergency fund we hope to set up to support any members who are in extreme need though this is still at the planning stage.” Linda Webb If you want to find out more about the Richmond and Kingston ME Group please visit their Localgiving page here. Go one step further and become a fantastic fundraiser like Nicky, click here to set up your page. Also visit Nicky's page 'THE NORTH DOWNS CHALLENGE'    
    May 18, 2015 4653
  • 30 Apr 2015
    e are thrilled about the success of our third Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. At 10am on 14th October 2014, donations of up to £10 were once again matched through our annual campaign. With generous funding, part from the Office of Civil Society and part from a private philanthropist, our £500,000 starting fund raised over £1.3 million in just 6 weeks.  Thank you to everyone who donated through the campaign. You have helped to make a huge difference to local charities and community groups across the UK! Enjoy our infographic showing the spectacular results and stay posted for details on the 2015 campaign... 
    3300 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • e are thrilled about the success of our third Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. At 10am on 14th October 2014, donations of up to £10 were once again matched through our annual campaign. With generous funding, part from the Office of Civil Society and part from a private philanthropist, our £500,000 starting fund raised over £1.3 million in just 6 weeks.  Thank you to everyone who donated through the campaign. You have helped to make a huge difference to local charities and community groups across the UK! Enjoy our infographic showing the spectacular results and stay posted for details on the 2015 campaign... 
    Apr 30, 2015 3300
  • 13 May 2014
    Enabling children and young people to achieve their full potential through safe and enjoyable activities is the main goal for Milton Keynes charity Action4Youth. Their newest ambition is to build a fully equipped Yurt Village to develop the opportunities for disabled young people in the area and allow them to take part in adventure activities with their peers. To kick off their fundraising endeavour, the charity organised a sponsored Rowathon, where teams were challenged to row 86.3k on indoor machines. Raising £9,600 through their Localgiving fundraising pages means they beat their target by an amazing £1,600 and made a huge step towards the £80,000 they need to realise the project. Lynda Cockerell, Chief Executive of Action4Youth and second highest fundraiser explained the new facilities will be a fantastic local resource for young people. “We believe there is no other centre locally that can offer the same facilities, trained staff or adapted equipment and it is Action4Youth’s aim that these resources and opportunities are in place for the benefit of our communities”. The idea of rowing the equivalent distance of Henley to Mortlake on the Thames was inspired by the successes of their youth rowing team, and a special guest visit from Olympic Rower Sir Steve Redgrave. Sharon Robertson, the event organiser, is excited about the terrific response from the community, “We were very pleased regarding the levels of support offered for the event, either through people willing to take on the challenge themselves or through offering sponsorship and providing encouragement on the day to cheer on friends and colleagues”. The event took place at their outdoor education centre Caldecotte Xperience, which is where they will expand the facilities for the Yurt Village.  Smashing their fundraising total was a huge success for everybody who took part, but there were two rowers who far exceeded expectations. Lynda and Ken raised well over their £3,000 personal targets and made a huge difference to reaching the final goal. To raise the rest of the money the charity is organising a number of other activities throughout the year including a golf competition, an auction and a boxing show dinner. Ken Birkby, Chairman for Action4Youth and highest fundraiser, said “It was great fun and demonstratedthe fantastic team spirit of the employees of the charity and their friends and families. The money raised through the generosity of our contacts is a superb start to achieving the amount required for this amazing project.” Find out more about Action4Youth MK and other ways they will be raising funds for the Yurt Village through their Localgiving webpage.    
    3790 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • Enabling children and young people to achieve their full potential through safe and enjoyable activities is the main goal for Milton Keynes charity Action4Youth. Their newest ambition is to build a fully equipped Yurt Village to develop the opportunities for disabled young people in the area and allow them to take part in adventure activities with their peers. To kick off their fundraising endeavour, the charity organised a sponsored Rowathon, where teams were challenged to row 86.3k on indoor machines. Raising £9,600 through their Localgiving fundraising pages means they beat their target by an amazing £1,600 and made a huge step towards the £80,000 they need to realise the project. Lynda Cockerell, Chief Executive of Action4Youth and second highest fundraiser explained the new facilities will be a fantastic local resource for young people. “We believe there is no other centre locally that can offer the same facilities, trained staff or adapted equipment and it is Action4Youth’s aim that these resources and opportunities are in place for the benefit of our communities”. The idea of rowing the equivalent distance of Henley to Mortlake on the Thames was inspired by the successes of their youth rowing team, and a special guest visit from Olympic Rower Sir Steve Redgrave. Sharon Robertson, the event organiser, is excited about the terrific response from the community, “We were very pleased regarding the levels of support offered for the event, either through people willing to take on the challenge themselves or through offering sponsorship and providing encouragement on the day to cheer on friends and colleagues”. The event took place at their outdoor education centre Caldecotte Xperience, which is where they will expand the facilities for the Yurt Village.  Smashing their fundraising total was a huge success for everybody who took part, but there were two rowers who far exceeded expectations. Lynda and Ken raised well over their £3,000 personal targets and made a huge difference to reaching the final goal. To raise the rest of the money the charity is organising a number of other activities throughout the year including a golf competition, an auction and a boxing show dinner. Ken Birkby, Chairman for Action4Youth and highest fundraiser, said “It was great fun and demonstratedthe fantastic team spirit of the employees of the charity and their friends and families. The money raised through the generosity of our contacts is a superb start to achieving the amount required for this amazing project.” Find out more about Action4Youth MK and other ways they will be raising funds for the Yurt Village through their Localgiving webpage.    
    May 13, 2014 3790
  • 27 Feb 2014
    The Localgiving Grow your tenner 2013 match fund has completed, tripling the original OCS fund. £500.000 grew into £1.5m for 1,313 hard-to-reach small local charities and community groups in England. See all results and the difference you made with your donations in the infographic below.
    2795 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • The Localgiving Grow your tenner 2013 match fund has completed, tripling the original OCS fund. £500.000 grew into £1.5m for 1,313 hard-to-reach small local charities and community groups in England. See all results and the difference you made with your donations in the infographic below.
    Feb 27, 2014 2795
  • 18 Jun 2014
      Families United Network (FUN) supporters are willing to walk on fire, jump out of a plane or swim the equivalent of the English Channel so the charity are able to keep on supporting families in Bedfordshire living with disabilities. Having raised over £7,700 in 1 year through 30 supporter’s fundraising pages, their fun and creative challenges are proving to be a huge success. £4000 from one event “Our most successful fundraising event so far was a Fire Walk back in November 2013” says Diane Rhodes, FUNs charity administrator. “Because this was an unusual event, we found that more people wanted to take part once an initial few had signed up. We were very lucky to exceed our minimum amount of people, but also with the extra help through the Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign we raised just under £4000 at this one event.” The money raised from FUN events enables the charity to provide holiday clubs, activities, trips and community outreach projects for children and young people as well as support sessions for parents and carers. Letting their fundraisers know what they are planning to use the money raised for is key in their fundraising strategy. “If there is a particular item, trip or activity that we are trying to raise monies for we let the fundraisers know to help them raise monies for the challenge they are participating in” explains Diane. The benefits of fundraising challenges The charity believe that by offering regular events and challenges that people can take part in they have been able to further their fundraising more efficiently. “Through our events we have been able to reach and engage with more donors as individual fundraisers introduce our charity to their personal networks. We have raised more awareness and funds this way than we would have done by just targeting donors ourselves.”  Each supporter that takes part in an event receives a fundraiser pack with details of the charity and the event and FUN also keeps in regular contact to support them and let their fundraisers know they are appreciated. “Our fundraisers are important to us as without them we would not achieve our goals.”  Learn more about Families United Network and their new fundraising events through their Localgiving page. 
    3155 Posted by Steph Heyden
  •   Families United Network (FUN) supporters are willing to walk on fire, jump out of a plane or swim the equivalent of the English Channel so the charity are able to keep on supporting families in Bedfordshire living with disabilities. Having raised over £7,700 in 1 year through 30 supporter’s fundraising pages, their fun and creative challenges are proving to be a huge success. £4000 from one event “Our most successful fundraising event so far was a Fire Walk back in November 2013” says Diane Rhodes, FUNs charity administrator. “Because this was an unusual event, we found that more people wanted to take part once an initial few had signed up. We were very lucky to exceed our minimum amount of people, but also with the extra help through the Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign we raised just under £4000 at this one event.” The money raised from FUN events enables the charity to provide holiday clubs, activities, trips and community outreach projects for children and young people as well as support sessions for parents and carers. Letting their fundraisers know what they are planning to use the money raised for is key in their fundraising strategy. “If there is a particular item, trip or activity that we are trying to raise monies for we let the fundraisers know to help them raise monies for the challenge they are participating in” explains Diane. The benefits of fundraising challenges The charity believe that by offering regular events and challenges that people can take part in they have been able to further their fundraising more efficiently. “Through our events we have been able to reach and engage with more donors as individual fundraisers introduce our charity to their personal networks. We have raised more awareness and funds this way than we would have done by just targeting donors ourselves.”  Each supporter that takes part in an event receives a fundraiser pack with details of the charity and the event and FUN also keeps in regular contact to support them and let their fundraisers know they are appreciated. “Our fundraisers are important to us as without them we would not achieve our goals.”  Learn more about Families United Network and their new fundraising events through their Localgiving page. 
    Jun 18, 2014 3155
  • 11 Mar 2014
      Why consider running a marathon for a local group? Sometimes support of a local charity or community groups goes beyond a donation or giving up a few hours to volunteer. Fundraising for a cause important to you is a great way to go that bit further. Sharing a cause with your friends, family and colleagues and rallying them to show their support. It’s a fantastic way to not only raise funds for the charity of your choice, but to spread awareness of the cause to your network. A sponsored run is possibly the most popular event amongst fundraisers. There are many opportunities to get involved with various marathons across the UK such as the London Marathon, Great North Run and the Brighton Marathon to name just a few. Running alongside thousands of others who have made the same decision can be inspiring. It’s a feeling that can’t be matched! So what are you waiting for? Pick a local charity, set up a fundraising page, promote it to your network, train and have a blast! Check out some of our fundraisers who have accepted the challenge here and be inspired to do the same!
    2903 Posted by Steph Heyden
  •   Why consider running a marathon for a local group? Sometimes support of a local charity or community groups goes beyond a donation or giving up a few hours to volunteer. Fundraising for a cause important to you is a great way to go that bit further. Sharing a cause with your friends, family and colleagues and rallying them to show their support. It’s a fantastic way to not only raise funds for the charity of your choice, but to spread awareness of the cause to your network. A sponsored run is possibly the most popular event amongst fundraisers. There are many opportunities to get involved with various marathons across the UK such as the London Marathon, Great North Run and the Brighton Marathon to name just a few. Running alongside thousands of others who have made the same decision can be inspiring. It’s a feeling that can’t be matched! So what are you waiting for? Pick a local charity, set up a fundraising page, promote it to your network, train and have a blast! Check out some of our fundraisers who have accepted the challenge here and be inspired to do the same!
    Mar 11, 2014 2903
  • 17 Mar 2014
    Following my previous post on why you should consider  running for charity, I’ve decided to share with you my top tips for preparing - from the training to the fundraising preparation.  The marathon itself is not the only journey you will undertake when you decide to run. Much preparation and commitment is involved and the journey to the start line is just as important as the race itself! Giving equal attention to the physical preparation as you do to promoting your page will help increase the chances of you completing the race and raising funds! Preparing for the marathon is great but if no one is aware of your event they won’t know how to donate! Here are a few general tips to help you on your way: Training for your marathon: First check with your doctor that you are fit enough to run. This is a huge physical challenge to undertake and shouldn’t be taken lightly! Ensure you give yourself enough time to train. If the marathon is a month away, maybe you should consider next year’s instead! Planning is key. Mark on your calendar what days you’ll train and when you will give yourself breaks. These are important to allow your body to recover from training. Keep yourself fuelled! You’ll be burning a lot of calories, make sure you’re getting enough energy. Carbs are key but getting in some protein is essential too. Do a dress rehearsal. Practise with a shorter distance a few weeks before to test your technique and running gear to see if you’ll feel comfortable. Tips to promote your fundraising event: Create your fundraising page to share your story- let people know why you’re doing it and who you’re doing it for. Use high quality images to assist you with telling your story. Promote your fundraising page to your network- family, friends, colleagues, trustees, committee members, beneficiaries, previous supporters- anyone and everyone! It doesn’t hurt to share your cause and ask for a donation. Share your page on different platforms. Social media is a great starting pointing with Facebook and Twitter as you can include your URL and direct supporters to donate. Print and local press are also avenues you should consider. The more people that see your page the better. Always take advantage of Gift Aid and match fund schemes if they are available. Circulating an email about your page just after payday can also get a bit more in! Don’t’ forget to say thank you! It’s important to engage with your sponsors right up until the event and make sure you let them know how much you appreciate their support even after it’s done. Good Luck!  
    3366 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • Following my previous post on why you should consider  running for charity, I’ve decided to share with you my top tips for preparing - from the training to the fundraising preparation.  The marathon itself is not the only journey you will undertake when you decide to run. Much preparation and commitment is involved and the journey to the start line is just as important as the race itself! Giving equal attention to the physical preparation as you do to promoting your page will help increase the chances of you completing the race and raising funds! Preparing for the marathon is great but if no one is aware of your event they won’t know how to donate! Here are a few general tips to help you on your way: Training for your marathon: First check with your doctor that you are fit enough to run. This is a huge physical challenge to undertake and shouldn’t be taken lightly! Ensure you give yourself enough time to train. If the marathon is a month away, maybe you should consider next year’s instead! Planning is key. Mark on your calendar what days you’ll train and when you will give yourself breaks. These are important to allow your body to recover from training. Keep yourself fuelled! You’ll be burning a lot of calories, make sure you’re getting enough energy. Carbs are key but getting in some protein is essential too. Do a dress rehearsal. Practise with a shorter distance a few weeks before to test your technique and running gear to see if you’ll feel comfortable. Tips to promote your fundraising event: Create your fundraising page to share your story- let people know why you’re doing it and who you’re doing it for. Use high quality images to assist you with telling your story. Promote your fundraising page to your network- family, friends, colleagues, trustees, committee members, beneficiaries, previous supporters- anyone and everyone! It doesn’t hurt to share your cause and ask for a donation. Share your page on different platforms. Social media is a great starting pointing with Facebook and Twitter as you can include your URL and direct supporters to donate. Print and local press are also avenues you should consider. The more people that see your page the better. Always take advantage of Gift Aid and match fund schemes if they are available. Circulating an email about your page just after payday can also get a bit more in! Don’t’ forget to say thank you! It’s important to engage with your sponsors right up until the event and make sure you let them know how much you appreciate their support even after it’s done. Good Luck!  
    Mar 17, 2014 3366
  • 17 Mar 2014
    At Localgiving our goal is to support you with the online tools and digital skills that help you to raise awareness, money and support to make a difference in your community. That's why we are so excited about the success of our initiative in North Yorkshire that has raised over £90,000 for your groups so far and is still growing. The initiative, funded by a generous grant from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, aimed to help local charities from every district across the county get online to raise funds and awareness through digital skills training and access to match funds. Over 100 small local charities signed up to Localgiving and received training workshops across a range of digital topics to ensure their online fundraising remains sustainable.  The results  The latest match fund which ran from 4th to 31st March 2014 raised an impressive £45,000 in only three weeks. Here are the 10 most successful charities who managed to boost their online fundraising through Localgiving: Whixley & District Community Cricket Club based in York, which raised £11,248 for its work providing opportunities for young people between the ages of 7 - 21 years old to participate in the sport £6,971 was raised by Clarence Gardens Association in York, which provides a day service for people with enduring mental health issues and learning disabilities £5,593 was raised by The Principle Trust based in Craven, which enables disadvantaged and deprived children the chance to have a holiday by the seaside Burniston & Cloughton Bowls Club based in Scarborough raised £5,153, a group which offers a friendly environment for all age groups as well as partially sighted and handicapped players to take part in bowling York Tornadoes Basketball Club in York raised £4,710 for its work providing an affordable and safe environment for people of all abilities to play basketball in the local area £4,095 was raised by the Borough Bowling Club in Scarborough, which offers a friendly bowling club for all ages and abilities Grassington Singers, an affordable community singing group based in Craven raised £4,005 £3,600 was raised by The Jonas Trust in Richmondshire for its work providing low cost holidays for people and families facing crisis and hardship The Scarborough YMCA which provides opportunities for people to develop skills and self-confidence through a range of activities raised £3,135   "We are so pleased that we signed up to the initiative as Localgiving.com provided us with a platform to reach our supporters. Working with Localgiving and participating in their workshops has helped us to utilise the site to our full advantage, allowing us to raise thousands of pounds and much needed awareness of The Principle Trust. The funds raised have been used towards the purchase of three luxury holiday homes and have provided over 320 disadvantaged children in North Yorkshire some well deserved respite and enjoyment."   Cherry Bugler, Development Manager at The Principle Trust  
    3498 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • At Localgiving our goal is to support you with the online tools and digital skills that help you to raise awareness, money and support to make a difference in your community. That's why we are so excited about the success of our initiative in North Yorkshire that has raised over £90,000 for your groups so far and is still growing. The initiative, funded by a generous grant from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, aimed to help local charities from every district across the county get online to raise funds and awareness through digital skills training and access to match funds. Over 100 small local charities signed up to Localgiving and received training workshops across a range of digital topics to ensure their online fundraising remains sustainable.  The results  The latest match fund which ran from 4th to 31st March 2014 raised an impressive £45,000 in only three weeks. Here are the 10 most successful charities who managed to boost their online fundraising through Localgiving: Whixley & District Community Cricket Club based in York, which raised £11,248 for its work providing opportunities for young people between the ages of 7 - 21 years old to participate in the sport £6,971 was raised by Clarence Gardens Association in York, which provides a day service for people with enduring mental health issues and learning disabilities £5,593 was raised by The Principle Trust based in Craven, which enables disadvantaged and deprived children the chance to have a holiday by the seaside Burniston & Cloughton Bowls Club based in Scarborough raised £5,153, a group which offers a friendly environment for all age groups as well as partially sighted and handicapped players to take part in bowling York Tornadoes Basketball Club in York raised £4,710 for its work providing an affordable and safe environment for people of all abilities to play basketball in the local area £4,095 was raised by the Borough Bowling Club in Scarborough, which offers a friendly bowling club for all ages and abilities Grassington Singers, an affordable community singing group based in Craven raised £4,005 £3,600 was raised by The Jonas Trust in Richmondshire for its work providing low cost holidays for people and families facing crisis and hardship The Scarborough YMCA which provides opportunities for people to develop skills and self-confidence through a range of activities raised £3,135   "We are so pleased that we signed up to the initiative as Localgiving.com provided us with a platform to reach our supporters. Working with Localgiving and participating in their workshops has helped us to utilise the site to our full advantage, allowing us to raise thousands of pounds and much needed awareness of The Principle Trust. The funds raised have been used towards the purchase of three luxury holiday homes and have provided over 320 disadvantaged children in North Yorkshire some well deserved respite and enjoyment."   Cherry Bugler, Development Manager at The Principle Trust  
    Mar 17, 2014 3498
  • 09 Jun 2014
    Localgiving’s  Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign came to a close on Monday morning, having raised over £40,000 for local community groups and charitable organisations across the county.  Doubling online donations made to Cornish groups on the Localgiving platform, the Match Fund was run in collaboration with  The Eden Project and Cornwall Community Foundation.  The campaign: Raised a total of £41,975.30, including matched funds and Gift Aid Matched £18,548.28 worth of donations to local charities Saw 18 groups across the region take part Enabled 4 groups to benefit from over £1000 worth of funding Enabled 7 groups to benefit from over £3000 worth of funding  Saw 1 group manage to raise an amazing total of just under £5500! More Than £2000 Raised by Lostwithiel Group, Wild Woods One of the groups to benefit was Wild Woods, a charity set up by young people for young people in the Clay Area of Cornwall. Based in Lostwithiel, the group raised a grand total of £2245.68 through the campaign. For a small charity such as Wild Woods, raising this kind of figure in such a short time is an incredible achievement. Richard, a representative of the charity said that fundraising through Localgiving had “made all the difference”. The funds raised will go towards the charity’s latest big project; to build a bike with a roaming kitchen to promote healthy living to young people in Lostwithiel and the surrounding area. Having received a donation of the front half of a 1914 D’On and the back end of a 1916 Sunbeam, the Wild Woods team are now welding together a three wheeled bike, in which they will install a fridge and sink set up. The idea is to then take the bike out around town to various locations and teach young children basic cooking tips and promote healthy eating. The project had been in the pipeline for sometime and now, thanks to the funds raised through the Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign, Wild Woods has finally been able to set the wheels in motion! Next Steps... It might be the end of Localgiving’s Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign, but there are still plenty of ways for both groups and supporters to get involved and make a difference. Localgiving’s mission is to raise awareness of the small charities and groups that provide essential services to their local communities across the UK and facilitate their online fundraising.   Are you a local charity or community group? We'd love for you to join our community. Find out more here. Local charities alway need support, take on a challenge and set up a fundraising page today.
    4053 Posted by Steph Heyden
  • Localgiving’s  Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign came to a close on Monday morning, having raised over £40,000 for local community groups and charitable organisations across the county.  Doubling online donations made to Cornish groups on the Localgiving platform, the Match Fund was run in collaboration with  The Eden Project and Cornwall Community Foundation.  The campaign: Raised a total of £41,975.30, including matched funds and Gift Aid Matched £18,548.28 worth of donations to local charities Saw 18 groups across the region take part Enabled 4 groups to benefit from over £1000 worth of funding Enabled 7 groups to benefit from over £3000 worth of funding  Saw 1 group manage to raise an amazing total of just under £5500! More Than £2000 Raised by Lostwithiel Group, Wild Woods One of the groups to benefit was Wild Woods, a charity set up by young people for young people in the Clay Area of Cornwall. Based in Lostwithiel, the group raised a grand total of £2245.68 through the campaign. For a small charity such as Wild Woods, raising this kind of figure in such a short time is an incredible achievement. Richard, a representative of the charity said that fundraising through Localgiving had “made all the difference”. The funds raised will go towards the charity’s latest big project; to build a bike with a roaming kitchen to promote healthy living to young people in Lostwithiel and the surrounding area. Having received a donation of the front half of a 1914 D’On and the back end of a 1916 Sunbeam, the Wild Woods team are now welding together a three wheeled bike, in which they will install a fridge and sink set up. The idea is to then take the bike out around town to various locations and teach young children basic cooking tips and promote healthy eating. The project had been in the pipeline for sometime and now, thanks to the funds raised through the Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign, Wild Woods has finally been able to set the wheels in motion! Next Steps... It might be the end of Localgiving’s Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign, but there are still plenty of ways for both groups and supporters to get involved and make a difference. Localgiving’s mission is to raise awareness of the small charities and groups that provide essential services to their local communities across the UK and facilitate their online fundraising.   Are you a local charity or community group? We'd love for you to join our community. Find out more here. Local charities alway need support, take on a challenge and set up a fundraising page today.
    Jun 09, 2014 4053