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 around £50,000. We are going to receive £9,800 from Bracknell Forest Council. This is a repeat of the 2019/21 amount, as the council recognises that we need a cushion whilst we approach trusts.

Our next financial year is  from June 2020 and we will be dipping into our reserves and seeking core funding from charitable trusts where possible. 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.

Events 2020: Please call in the shop for full details. We would love to meet you.

WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL NANCY BAKE OFF: Our annual competition. Please bring along your baking “signature dish”.

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL CRAFT FAIR: Our popular craft fairs offer more opportunities to buy that hand made gift or something for yourself from our local craftsmen and craftswomen.

FRIDAY 15TH MAY  our 16TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: Celebrate !!

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE CRAFT FAIR: Our popular craft fairs offer more opportunities to buy that hand made gift or something for yourself from our local craftsmen and craftswomen.

SUNDAY 12TH JULY TRIP TO BOURNEMOUTH: Please contact the team at the shop for more details and to make your reservation for this very popular excursion.

SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST CHARITY FISHING MATCH: Join our angler supporters for a sponsored fishing contest. Contact Becky at shop for details.

SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER CRAFT FAIR: Our popular craft fairs offer more opportunities to buy that hand made gift or something for yourself from our local craftsmen and craftswomen.

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER FISH & CHIP 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 6TH NOVEMBER POPPY DAY LUNCH; Help to raise funds for the welfare of members of the armed forces and their families.

SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER CRAFT FAIR:Our popular craft fairs offer more opportunities to buy that hand made gift or something for yourself from our local craftsmen and craftswomen.

SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER FATHER CHRISTMAS

Well that year whizzed by! The jolly fellow pays us a visit and welcomes the opportunity to hear what the children have to tell him. He probably has a small gift for them. A donation for our funds would be welcome.

Other ways that you could help us raise funds to cover our running costs are detailed below.

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 for details.

As at January 2020 we have had healthy donations relating to two installations of these stair lifts. 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.

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”.