Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bright for Sight Fundraising Pack

I have now received my Bright for Sight fundraising pack and wanted to share with you all its contents as well a little teaser as to what I'll be doing with my pack for the Bright for Sight event this year, held on October 9th.

The Bright for Sight pack itself contains a fundraising guide, a poster, a paying in & gift aid form, a bright ideas booklet, a recipe booklet to bake your own Bright for Sight biscuits, a how-to guide to create your own Bright for Sight bunting and 2 balloons!

I will be taking part in the Bright for Sight campaign this year, selling crafted items to raise funds for Henshaws Society for Blind People - helping to benefit other visually impaired and blind people like myself through the services that the charity provides. I won't give too much away at the moment as I'm still in the process of finalising my project, but it is very bright and colourful and will hopefully be a big hit with service users, volunteers and staff members alike!

What is Bright for Sight?

Bright for Sight is Henshaws Society for Blind People's biggest and brightest annual fundraising campaign helping to raise vital funds in order to support people affected by sight loss and other disabilities. Bright for Sight is taking place on October 9th, 2014 - which is World Sight Day.

I would urge anyone and everyone to get involved with Bright for Sight to raise as much money as possible for Henshaws and to help make a difference to the lives of people like me.

How can you take part?

There are lots of ways to get involved with Bright for Sight. Whether you decide to Wear Bright or Bake Bright, the fundraising part is really simple. Bright for Sight can be done at school, work or with friends - it's entirely up to you!

Why get involved?

By taking part in a Bright for Sight activity for Henshaws, you will be helping people affected by sight loss and other disabilities.

There are almost 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss. Nearly half of blind and partially sighted people feel moderately or completely cut off from the people or things around them.

There are 11 million disabled people in the UK. That's nearly 1 in 5 adults who have serious difficulties getting around, experience long-lasting pain or who struggle to communicate unaided.

All the money raised this year will go towards supporting our technology projects across the organisation. These days technology plays a crucial role in most people's lives, but for people who are visually impaired or disabled it can provide a real lifeline.

Share Bright for Sight!

Feel free to send pictures of your activities to brightforsight@henshaws.org.uk or share them through the Henshaws social media websites at: facebook.com/henshaws and twitter.com/henshaws using the hashtag #BFS - the best ones will be shared with online followers of Henshaws!

You can read more about the Bright for Sight campaign as well as stories from service users who have benefitted from the fundraising event by clicking here!