The BBS UK Big Summer Barbeque
How to join the fun
As many of you know due to the pandemic, we have unfortunately had to cancel a number of events this summer however we didn’t want this to stop us from raising some money for the charity and having fun!
BBS UK are therefore inviting you all to join us for a virtual Barbeque on Saturday 25th July. Simply host a Barbeque with the people you live with (or friends and other family if shielding allows). It will be a great opportunity for the BBS family to celebrate together, have fun, enjoy some delicious food while at the same time raising crucial funds for BBS UK!
Make a donation
All we ask is that you invite your guests to make a donation to mark the occasion to BBS UK. Click on the JustGiving link below for instructions about how to do this:
We’re really looking forward to this event and have compiled some BBQ top tips and a suggested menu (with both meat and veggie options) for hosts to view online or print. You can access this by clicking here: BBQ Cook Book
Fingers crossed the sun comes out but have your umbrellas at the ready! Rain or shine PLEASE share your photos on the day and use the hashtag #BBSUKBigSummerBBQ
If you have any questions feel free to contact Christine Saxon via email Christine.email@example.com or on 07753 163 045.
Other fundraising events for BBS UK
Here are some tips and ideas to help you or get you started. If you’d like to share your fundraising story and have any photos of your event please keep in touch with the fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you. You can also request BBS UK merchandise to help your fundraising event, these include collection buckets, t-shirts and wristbands. If you would like any of these items please contact Christine Saxon on the fundraising email address.
Challenges and Events
Some fundraising may take you to great heights or stretch you to your limits. Are you looking for a challenging way to raise funds? Why not sign up for something different next year. Take part in a sponsored cycle ride, walk, marathon run, sky dive or challenge of your choice to raise funds or become a BBS UK hero, all sorts of people do heroic or just plain silly activities to help raise funds; whatever you do you are a BBS UK hero.
Download our fundraising information sheets to inspire:
Online sponsorship is a very straightforward way to promote and collect funds. If you are organising an event we recommend www.justgiving.com. It is easy to set up your fundraising page and share with your family and friends.
You can also donate directly to BBS UK through our own fundraising page www.justgiving.com/lmbbs
If you are doing a fundraising event for us don’t forget to find out if your place of work offers a match giving scheme. Many companies will offer to match pound for pound against what you raise. If they don’t they might consider supporting you with a donation instead.
Remember your sponsors can register their donation to claim gift aid to make your donation worth much more – for every pound donated, BBS UK can claim an extra 25p from Inland Revenue*.
*To claim gift aid, we need the names and addresses of your sponsors and they must be UK tax payers. We will take this information from your paper sponsorship forms, or if you have set up online fundraising with Just Giving the gift aid is claimed automatically.
To raise money for BBS UK, simply decide what event you are going to do or organise and then use our BBS UK sponsorship form. Alternatively you can set up your own sponsorship form or ask for donations online through Just Giving.
Do you run your own business or would your employer be interested in Corporate Giving?
If so, listen up or spread the word. Your company can make a real difference to BBS UK. Companies and their employees can support our charity in a range of different ways that not only help us to help children and adults with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and their parents and carers but also provide rewarding development opportunities for the staff that get involved. We can work in partnership with employees and businesses in many different ways, for instance you could help:
- Encourage staff to get involved in fundraising events to support our work
- Make donations to help fund our projects and services with disabled children and adults
- Engage staff in a range of volunteer roles for the charity
- Choose us as your Charity of the Year
The benefits to your Company are that we can help you achieve your business and corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. Some of the benefits to you would be:
- Additional marketing routes for your brand and products
- Excellent opportunities for your employees to engage in team building activities and events, raising money to help children and adults with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
- Enhanced image among your shareholders, customers and your community
We can work closely with you to determine the activities that will work best for your company. For more information on how your company could work with BBS UK, please get in touch with the fundraising team.