Fund Raising

Welcome to our fund raising page and thanks to all of you who have helped us with either donations, purchases, having a stall at our Craft Fairs, or volunteering to help at our events and in running the shop.

For the twelve months to the AGM on the 20th November last year, we achieved a fantastic £30,197. This was from our shop events and donations. A huge thanks to everyone again who contributed in any way to this total.

The target for the current twelve months to the AGM in November 2020 is in excess of £50,000 due to the fact that we now do not receive any grant from Bracknell Forest Council from April 2020.

Our next financial year is  from June 2020 and we will be using solely our reserves and future fund raising to finance the operation.

The Directors and Committee members are exploring ways that will enable us to make up the loss of the grant. if you know of any Trust Funds that give grants to help with core funding of charities, please let us know.

A key contribution will continue to be looked for from events held in the shop and elsewhere. Forthcoming shop events for 2020 are  detailed below and we hope that you will come along to some, if not all.

easyfundraising is Another way that you can help raise funds is when you buy things on line. All you need to do is go to easyfundraising.org/causes/bracknellshopmobility

Once signed up, you go through their web site when purchasing from a long list of popular outlets and those purchases attract a donation to us. Every little helps!

Bracknell Forest Borough Council now has a lottery that will run each week. You can support us by buying tickets. As at January 2020 we have thirty people who have nominated our Charity and they raise over £300 per annum for us. Weekly tickets are only £1 and there is a chance of a £25k prize. you could help us reach our target by this method of £500 per annum.

Please go to https://www.bracknellforestlottery.co.uk/cause-data/91c5db96-d132-42cd-b19a-a2d24f27157f/leaflets/89b240f6-c2e7-4165-9fdf-392c8d2eb20a/bracknell-don’t-miss-our-first-draw-prize%20-%20digital.pdf

Acorn Stairlifts is a supplier of equipment for those with mobility issues that gives us commission on any goods purchased by people who apply for information via our website. Please scroll down to after the Events for details.

As at January we have had healthy donations relating to two installations of these stairlifts. So it does work!

AutoChair is a specialist in vehicle adaptions that enable people with mobility issues to transport their chairs with their vehicles and retain independence. The company also makes other products that enable users to get out and about in their own or family vehicle. Although we are not endorsing their products, if you contact them through Bracknell Shopmobility’s  allocted telephone enquiry number 0800059 0055, and a sale results, we will receive a worthwhile donation.

Events 2020 to be entered shortly.

 

Below are just some of our events from 2019 that helped us raise the £30k. Thanks again for your support.

Friday 07 June: Ascot Races High Tea

Why not pop into the shop and find out what our team has planned for this event. Must be something special with a title like that.

Sunday 07 July: Day Trip To Bournemouth

Please contact the team at the shop for more details and to make your reservation for this very popular excursion.

Saturdays 20 July, 28 September, 30 November: Craft Fairs

Our popular craft fairs offer more opportunities to buy that hand made gift or something for yourself from our local craftsmen and craftswomen.

Sunday 08 September: The Annual sponsored fishing match

More details to follow.

Friday 11 October:Fish & Chips lunch

Our very popular celebration of the famous British dish. Taken over by the very British Curry as our favourite Friday night nosh, but still up there.

Friday 08 November: Poppy Buffet lunch

Help to raise funds for the welfare of members of the armed forces and their families.

Saturday 14 December: Father Christmas’ Grotto

For one day only we have the cheery fellow visiting the shop and taking residence in our especially prepared grotto where he will dispense goodwill and good cheer to one and all.

Acorn Stairlifts are a major British company manufacturing stairlifts and if you are considering having one installed in your home, please apply for information from them using the link below.

Bracknell Shopmobility is not endorsing their products. However, we recognise that they are a well established producer. Should you consider them and conclude a purchase, they will make a worthwhile donation to help us maintain our services.

Please complete this form, click “send enquiry” and the details will go through to Acorn Stairlifts. Alternatively, you may telephone 0800 0169492 quoting reference “96131”.