BBC Children in Need

A one day collection in Bolton on the 17th November 2012 raised £754.18 for Children in Need for their 2012 appeal. Thank you to all our volunteers!

BBC Children in Need

Charity Aid needs your help!

We are very keen to find drivers who can use their own vehicles to take people and/or buckets, banners etc to town centres – mostly on Saturdays and/or Sundays. These drivers will be paid expenses.

We are also desperate to recruit singers/buskers who we will pay expenses to perform in the street at daytime gigs, in Northern England.

If you can’t do it maybe you know someone who can so please get them to contact us. They could be keen amateurs or retired club singers.  We have gear so they don’t have to bring anything unless they want to.

Fundraising can be fun

The one thing that Songs for Christie’s taught everyone involved, was that fundraising can be fun and very successful – if you do it right.

Over the last eight years we have learned a lot about how and where to fundraise.

We have held events all over the North West of England which have been very successful and have built up a very good relationship with the councils with which we book events and also the shopping centres involved.

Every event we hold has to be arranged with a council and sometimes also a shopping centre manager and a town centre manager. There is a lot of paperwork involved for which we need administration staff.

The reputation that Songs for Christie’s built up, led to it being approached by other charities and, where possible, we willingly gave our support by holding events for them.

Over the last eight years we have held fundraising events for Barnardo’s, local hospices, the British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs For The Blind and foster children. We have also held events for Scope, the charity for people suffering from cerebral palsy.