The ongoing economic climate is hitting charities hard. Reports suggest that up to £5.5bn worth of national and government funding could be cut.[i] To continue their good work, charities are therefore increasingly reliant on private donations and fundraising activities. At BDB, we run a year-long fundraising programme, supporting local and international charities with diverse causes.
So far this year we’ve raised £200 for charities including the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Support and the Alzheimers Society. One of our most recent events was in aid of Oxfam as part of International Women’s Day on 8th March. We put our copywriting skills to the test with a caption competition and put our thinking caps on for a women-inspired quiz. Later this month the Shallow End sharks – four of whom work at BDB – will be swimming their fastest in relay for 55 minutes in aid of the Rotary club of Northwich benevolent fund which sponsors charities including Macmillan nurses, the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Taking to the streets in our next big event
In May this year, the Bupa Great Manchester run is celebrating its 10th year. A staggering 38,000 runners took to the street last year and the 2012 event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. A BDB contingent has entered for the last three years and on the 20th May twelve BDBers will be running the 10km route through the city centre – and more will be lining the streets in support. Over the next couple of months our runners will be clocking up the miles (and blisters) as we train hard to raise money for our chosen charities The Macular Disease Society, George House Trust and Crime Beat North Wales. Watch this space for an update on how our training programmes are going.
To find out more about the charities we sponsor and our fundraising activities throughout the year, contact us today. If you’d like to donate to one of the charities we are supporting as part of the Bupa run, please visit: