How to Help
We are truly grateful for any help you can give to our charity. Here are a few suggestions on helping us:
YOU COULD MAKE A REGULAR DONATION
The easiest way to do this is to set up a Direct Debit from your bank account.
TAKE PART IN A SPONSORED EVENT FOR FUTURE BRIGHT TRUST
If you are doing something exciting and can choose which charity to benefit, please choose Future Bright Trust. Such help has included a sponsored cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats; coffee mornings; Lent Lunch, church collections; in memoriam collections. Contact us so that we can give you publicity materials
IF YOU BELONG TO A GROUP WHY NOT BOOK A TALK BY SUE
She is an experienced public speaker and has an illustrated presentation; “TEACHING MADIBA’S CHILDREN” about her experiences in South Africa and the work of Future Bright Trust. All proceeds to the charity
Beyond Dreaming – Teaching Madiba’s Children
Inspired by the great Nelson Mandela, Sue went as a volunteer teacher to South Africa.
In this talk you can share her time working in two very different schools, her life as a lodger in a convent and the legacy of this profound and life changing experience – the work she now does to help educate orphans in South Africa.
HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE?
♥ The Trustees organising our annual fundraising summer garden party which takes place in Dorset. You can see from our past newsletters how successful these are >
♥ By communicating with our friends and supporters. All our supporters receive 2 newsletters a year to keep them up to date with news of the children and of any forthcoming events
♥ Regular donations – thanks to the commitment and generosity of a growing group of friends who are enjoying watching the children thrive and develop. You can set up a regular donation here >
♥ Third party events – organised by kind friends have included a sponsored cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats; coffee mornings; Lent Lunch, church collections; in memoriam collections
♥ Presentations by Sue Hennessy (see above) to community groups – the speakers fee and any donations are for Future Bright Trust
♥ Sale of the children’s work – so far this has been Christmas cards and currently skinny notebooks >
♥ Give as You Live – an incredibly easy way to raise funds when shopping on line >
♥ A key element of our success in raising funds is that our expenditure is very low. Trustees give their time for nothing; most of the expenditure to stage the garden party events is covered by sponsorship; our bank (Barclays) helps keep banking costs to a minimum. Our supporters are keenly aware of this and offer it as one of the reasons why they are happy to support Future Bright Trust.
♥ We strive to keep any costs to an absolute minimum. We are a small and very tightly run charity. Trustees give their time for nothing
Thank you for your support!
♥ The Trustees will be organising our annual fundraising summer garden party which takes place in Dorset
♥ We will be communicating with our friends and supporters – our newsletters bring them regular news of the children and their progress as well as fundraising updates
♥ We will be striving to keep any costs to an absolute minimum. We are a small and very tightly run charity. Trustees give their time for nothing; most of the expenditure to stage the garden party events is covered by sponsorship; our bank (Barclays) helps keep banking costs low.
Thank you for your support!
“This is a superbly run charity to help provide stability and further the education of these children who had such an unfortunate start to their lives.”