This year, British Blind Sport (BBS) is applying to take part in the Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which last year raised over £11.3 million for over 500 participating charities.
BBS is aiming to raise £5000 so we can transform the lives of children with visual impairment (VI) using the power of sport! To help us achieve this, we need to raise a total of £1250 in Pledge Promises from supporters.
Would you, or your company, considering making a pledge of £100 or more to get children with VI into sport? We need your help now as the deadline to secure pledges is 5pm on Friday 7th September 2018.
To make a Pledge, please complete this form: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/pledge/britishblindsport
The Big Give gives the exciting opportunity for your donation to be worth four times its’ original value. Your pledge will be matched by a Big Give Champion and this generous funding pot will be used to match donations up to £2500 that we receive from our supporters in our Christmas Appeal (Jingle Balls 2018) when the campaign is live between 27th November and 4th December.
The project – First Steps for Visually Impaired Children
For every £100 that we raise, we can help 5 visually impaired children take their first steps into sport and get active with a sports activity pack. Your support will help us to achieve our £5000 target so we could reach 250 visually impaired children.
First Steps for Visually Impaired Children is a highly successful project that provides a fun activity pack for visually impaired children to use within their own homes so they can develop their motor skills, increase their confidence and raise their self-esteem. Each child’s journey into sport begins when they receive their pack which contains a ‘jingle’ ball, pump, activity booklet, reward chart and stickers. They will also receive free membership from British Blind Sport and support to access other sporting opportunities in their area and build connections in their communities.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions and if you would like more information, please call Lucy Beattie-Cooper on 01926 424247 or email email@example.com.