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ACT AGAINST BULLYING: CYBERKIND CAMPAIGN
CyberKind is a campaign by Act Against Bullying, the high profile UK charity helping parents and children deal with school bullying. With the increase in young people using social networking sites on a daily basis and as their major source of communication, the aim of this new initiative is to counteract and reverse the growing trend of cyber bullying - on the increase and now responsible for many teen suicides - by making a conscious effort to reward 'niceness on the net'. It is motivated by the charity's belief that the active promotion of good internet manners may significantly reduce the misery that is suffered by so many children, sometimes over meaningless comments and thoughtless behaviour. It may even save lives. They are looking for a major sponsor for the campaign to invest around £10,000. This would buy the company their logo on the charity's website, and on all printed and e-mailed public relations material connected with this particular campaign, which they expect to get extensive media coverage. Act Against Bullying Founder Director Louise Burfitt-Dons is a well known figure in the humanitarian campaigning field and regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes. As a motivational speaker, the ethos of the organisation she founded is a combination of the inspirational and practical and there is a wealth of information and advice for young people as well as parents and social workers on the website at www.actagainstbullying.org (link below). She writes extensively for the media on bullying issues, has led the field in identifying modern issues such as ECD and tribalism and has been a speaker at national conferences and seminars. Act Against Bullying was shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Award 2008. Act Against Bullying is a 'celebrity favourite' and has held many prestigious and star-studded events. For example, currently popular Britain's Got Talent finalists Strike are raising the profile of AAB as they are touring schools. The charity is active on YouTube and Twitter and has a growing following of fans worldwide who enjoy the honest apolitical approach to this complex social problem, as well as their catchy campaigns such as Cool to be Kind Day. They are also the UK representative of the World Kindness Movement. Contact: Louise Burfitt-Dons, Director. Address: 68 Duke Road, London W4 2DE. Tel.: 0845 230 2560. Fax: 0208 995 9500. E-mail: info@actagainstbullying.org.
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BANANA APPEAL
By supporting the Banana Appeal, sponsors can help provide one million meals to hungry children in Zululand, South Africa - and impress their suppliers, motivate their staff and win more business: cost £60,000. Banana Appeal has provided over a million school meals to malnourished children and AIDS orphans over the last five years through its food to school schemes in Zululand, South Africa. These schemes not only feed the children but also help many attend school, where they gain a vital education. Today the charity supplies over 1,600 meals daily through schools, providing 1,100 children with fruit each day and over five hundred children with a hot meal of rice and beans (or similar). The charity is on a mission to deliver one million school meals a year, to help the forgotten children and orphans of Zululand. This may sound expensive, but, at only 6p per day, £60,000 will pay for a million meals of fruit. At only 10p per day to feed a hot meal, £100,000 provides a million school meals of rice and beans (or similar). Over 2.5 million South African children are orphans and it is predicted that 32% of South African children will be orphans by 2015 due to AIDS. Today South Africa has the largest HIV population on earth. Each orphan is left to a terrible fate, often in abject poverty. By providing malnourished children with food security at school, Banana Appeal can help remove them from begging or worse, allow them to attend school and give the hope of a better future. It also operates numerous schemes through SavetheZulu.org, including child sponsorship. "We are in the process of setting up a sports academy in Zululand and need £10k for this - and our ultimate goal is to set up the world's largest child sanctuary, caring for thousands of children. This project will cost £2.3 million. Our work has been featured on radio in the UK, South Africa and Canada, in papers and magazines in the UK and South Africa and on UK TV. We seek private and corporate sponsors to help expand our work. Please contact our founder Kevin Allen at kev@BananaAppeal.org or on 0783 773 1131". Contact: Kevin Allen. Address: Office 12 Maritime House, Off Alfreds Road, Wirral CH43 5RE. Tel.: 0783 773 1131. E-mail:
info@BananaAppeal.org.
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CHARIOTS OF FIRE DRIVING CENTRE
The Chariots of Fire Driving Centre is a carriage driving training centre based in a rural community in the Borders of Scotland. It is the only centre in the country bringing on children as young as three years into the sport, enabling them to compete at all levels. The centre works with disadvantaged youngsters, many of whom are either physically disabled, psychologically traumatised or have learning difficulties. They are given a safe environment with full one-to-one support where they can feel totally nurtured and able to bring out the best they have to give, often surprising themselves. The centre also works with adults who are either fresh to the sport or may have come to regain confidence after an accident or loss of nerve. The organisation would like to work in partnership with a sponsor to promote and expand these activities. In exchange, they can offer local and national media exposure; logos and advertising on their fleet of well-travelled competition and display team vehicles; facilities for company incentive schemes; and team building activities, etc. They need financial support for vehicles, ponies, equipment and products. Any sponsor would be working in association with a professional organisation that is well known for working within the community, creating opportunities for children and adults who might not otherwise be in a position to benefit from such resources. Contact: Amanda Saville. Address: Chariots of Fire Driving Centre, Boreland, Lockerbie DG11 2LL. Tel.: 01576 610248. E-mail:
amanda@chariots.org.uk
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THE CHILDREN'S TRUST
The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at its specialist centre in Tadworth, supporting children and families across the UK. It also offers services in communities around the country and online support for parents. "No matter how big your organisation, The Children's Trust will work with you to make a real difference to the lives of the children with acquired brain injury that they care for, and their families. We can offer a variety of flexible and tailored sponsorship packages to suit your business objectives and budget, from events to specific projects. Sponsorship can help to build positive awareness of your brand and reach a specific target audience. QBE and Irwin Mitchell kindly sponsored our Parents Handbook in 2015. The handbook received an acknowledgement at the BMA Awards and was Highly Commended by the judges. It also won Runner Up in the Long Term Conditions category". Contact: Corporate Team. Address: Tadworth Court, Surrey KT20 5RU. Tel.: 01737 36 5031. Fax: 01737 265012. E-mail:
corporateteam@thechildrenstrust.org.uk.
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CLIC SARGENT
Sponsorship is a fantastic way to support CLIC Sargent whilst achieving a route to market and generating great brand awareness amongst your customers and our supporters. "We have major fundraising events, including balls and golf days that high value, influential audiences attend as well as UK-wide fundraising events, such as our schools fundraising programme and the Big Bucket Collection, held every December as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month". Contact: Corporate Team. Address: No. 1 Farriers Yard, Assembly London, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JA. Tel.: 0300 330 0803. E-mail:
corporate@clicsargent.org.uk
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ENTERPRISE EDUCATION TRUST
The Enterprise Education Trust is a national business education charity, originally founded in 1977 to help bridge the gap between education and work. Its mission is to empower young people of all abilities and backgrounds with the information, knowledge and life skills necessary to realise their potential through business and enterprise. The Trust runs four interactive and experiential programmes in schools and colleges across the UK: Key Skills for Work, Your Money, Business Awareness and Achievers International. These programmes help young people develop their key employability and social skills, improve their financial literacy, and develop their understanding and enthusiasm for business. It also trains and works with members of the business community to help bring real-life enterprise into the classroom. These volunteers play a significant role in informing, involving and inspiring young people about their future, through sharing their knowledge and experience, and engaging students in real business activities and discussions. The Trust is currently looking for sponsorship to help increase its body of work with young in London, and has recently developed a matched funding scheme to enable more donors to support its work. Contact: Fundraising Department. Address: New House, 67/68 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8JY. Tel.: 0207 400 8800. E-mail:
info@enterprise-education.org.uk
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Ongoing
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FIT FOR SPORT
    Fitter Schools overview: Fitter Schools is a free, annual initiative open to every school in the UK. Its Ambassador is Olympics medallist Roger Black MBE. Schools that sign up commit themselves to becoming more active and to increasing the awareness of living more healthily to not only their children, staff and parents but also to the whole school community. Typically over 7,000 schools take part. Over 1.75 million children have participated in the challenge, with results showing a 12% improvement in fitness levels per year on average. In line with Fit For Sport's "Simple, Achievable and Sustainable" approach, children take part in three simple challenge exercises. Pupils' improvement or aggregate scores are added together to determine the school's overall performance.     Relevant brand visibility and digital awareness: the programme includes communication with UK schools through the organisation's up to date schools database; via advertising with a sustained campaign with a positive messaging; utilising a strong local, regional and national PR platform for extensive sales and sampling opportunities; featuring local and national celebrity endorsement and access; including an association with a trusted organisation with twenty years' experience; and incorporating product integration - the opportunity to explore product/service integration wherever appropriate and the right to offer the sponsor's product or services as prizes and giveaways relating to the initiative.    Fitter Families overview: "Fitter Families is the national voice for educating families on how to incorporate lifestyle habit changes, through our 'SAS' approach. This includes National Roadshows; our website - over 20,000 people registered their interest and received information via monthly newsletters and the Fitter Families website; a book - to reinforce the SAS message, a glossy, bound Ian Wright Fitter Families book was published with a print run of 25,000 copies; the Challenge - which specifies defined exercises to improve fitness levels over a measured period and is designed to illustrate the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle using the combination of the book, the website and the roadshow; a media campaign - the resulting campaign from our partners reached over a million people; and the Fitter Families learning programme, which achieved a 90% retention rate". Contact: Partnerships Team. Address: Fit For Sport Ltd, 2nd Floor Conduit House, 309 - 317 Chiswick High Road, W4 4HH. Tel.: 0845 456 3233 (reduced rate number). E-mail:
partnerships@fitforsport.co.uk
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Ongoing
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FOOTBALL FOR FANS LIMITED
Sponsorship opportunities are available for sponsors who would like to be associated with a recently formed football company which specialises in dream-come-true experiences for football fans everywhere (adults and children) and footballers at grassroots level. These opportunities will also appeal to sponsors who would like an association with the nation's Number 1 sport, not to mention its global appeal; and, at a time when there is such focus on obesity, to those who are seeking a link with a concept which encourages children - and adults - to live a healthy lifestyle by playing football. The concept has been tried and tested very successfully at a top venue and other venues are now being sought to expand the business. The adults' and children's events at the Premier League club are sold out months in advance, where the opportunity is also taken to raise money for charity. The company enjoys a very good relationship with The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and looks to raise money for this most worthwhile of charities, as well other deserving causes, at all its events. Whilst the stadium experiences form the "core" of the business, the company has also successfully staged other events, such as theatre shows, where fans get the chance to meet former idols of the game and listen to stories of their football careers as well as interact in question and answer sessions. Currently there are other exciting events in the pipeline and one in particular which will be certain to receive excellent local media, and possibly TV, coverage. The signs of growth for this young company are excellent and sponsorship is considered very important as the company looks to expand and fully realise its potential and nationwide aspirations. Contact: Jeff Garner, Director. Address: Panorama, Kellington Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 8EL. Tel.: 01268 680170/07941 877570. E-mail: jeff@footballforfans.co.uk
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Ongoing
CC/PL010 3RD GEE CROSS (HOLY TRINITY) SCOUT GROUP
3rd Gee Cross (Holy Trinity) Scout Group want to replace their present building. It is an old ex-MOD timber building which when erected was expected to last twelve years. It has now been the group's headquarters for over forty years. A new purpose-built headquarters is desperately needed to enable them to continue to offer scouting within their local community. The scout group is open for members aged from six years to fourteen years. Membership is available to both males and females and the group has forty-five young people as members, with fifteen adult leaders/helpers. The group's insurance cost alone each year is in excess of £2,500. This is a constant drain on their limited funds - and has led to the group having to increase their subscription fees to the young people. A new building, which would be available for use by other community groups, would be much cheaper to run. And, by being able to accept other users, the group would be able to reduce subscriptions making scouting available to everyone, without a financial worry for membership. Young people from 6-14 would be able to experience a wide varity of actiities, both indoor and outdoor. 3rd Gee Cross (Holy Trinity) Scout Group has been active for the past sixty years. They will be seeking publicity for the new building which will, of course, feature any sponsors and their help given to achieve this project to keep scouting alive within the local community. Sponsors would be able to have their own adverts included with the building. In addition they could benefit from any publicity that the group can generate showing how the sponsor has helped the local community. Contact: John McKenna, Group Scout Leader. Address: 1 Hepworth Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 5SF. Tel.: 0161 368 2474. E-mail: gslgx@talktalk.net

 

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HOWBURY FRIENDS
Howbury Friends is a community group that runs projects in Slade Green, Erith. Its members live and work in the local community. Howbury Friends is run by ten local people, all of whom are volunteers. The group sees over five hundred people a week through its projects and over two thousand during the school holidays. It runs projects for children after school, engaging them in positive activities to reduce anti-social behaviour and neglect, as well as building confidence and teaching them skills. "We run projects for teenagers in the evening, giving them a safe haven and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. We also organise projects for adults during the day, teaching new skills and getting them back into work. We run activities for the elderly, reducing isolation and fear. During the school holidays and every Saturday, we organise family activities, breaking down barriers in the community and between ages. We also raise money to take people on trips: this year we took 250 disadvantaged people to the beach for a day and 115 disadvantaged children to the pantomime. Everyone works on a voluntary basis and currently all funds come from government grants, trusts and fundraising events. The club is looking for sponsors who are willing to help in a variety of different ways, either through one-off or regular donations - in order for the projects to keep running - or by donations to allow us to buy equipment for the projects. In exchange, we will add your logo to all of our advertising leaflets and any event posters or public paperwork, along with a notice attached to the equipment donated stating that the item was generously donated by your company. Our current needs and requirements are as follows: music mixing software for recording; computers and printers for homework clubs and community training; cameras for the young people; art materials and craft equipment - scissors, glue, paint, paper, etc. for art clubs; cookery equipment for our family and after school cookery clubs; food vouchers for fruit and ingredients; printing paper, ink for printers and sports equipment - we can make use of any donations. Any further questions are welcome - please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks in advance". Contact: Melanie Hudson. Address: North Block Reception, Howbury Centre, Slade Green Road, Erith, Kent DA8 2HX. Tel.: 07538 300768. E-mail:
melaniehudson@btinternet.com.

 

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INDONESIAN STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The Indonesian Students International Convention is the biggest Indonesian Students Association event in the UK. "Contact us now for details of how to support this event". Contact: Haikal Bekti Anggoro. Address: Pendle College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YZ. Tel.: +447761328951. E-mail:
h.b.anggoro@lancaster.ac.uk.
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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDHOOD 2017
The International Festival of Childhood 2017 takes place in the city of Bath between 29th June and 2nd July, 2017. The first of its kind in the world, the festival consists of a four-day seminar, bringing together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities. "IFOC2017 provides an opportunity for your organisation to become associated with a high profile event championing the rights and freedoms of children. With major partners already agreed and a fantastic line-up of speakers, the event comprises a TED-like conference embedded within a city-wide celebration of childhood". Full details of sponsorship opportunities are available on request. Contact: Wendy Ellyatt, Chief Executive. Address: Save Childhood Movement, 1 Ashford Road, GL50 2QZ. Tel.: +447860474688. Fax: +447860474688. E-mail:
wendy@savechildhood.net.
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January 2017
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THE ITALIAN JOB
The Italian Job has a highly successful track record over twenty-one years of delivering widespread publicity and media coverage throughout the UK and Europe. It is featured in regional, national and international newspapers, on television and radio and also has a dynamic online presence. The Italian Job brand is fun, quirky and has a broad demographic appeal. It attracts motoring, travel and more general media interest. "Our links with national children's charities help boost our profile and those of our sponsors. We offer a full range of cost-effective marketing and promotional opportunities to suit almost any budget. We are flexible and happy to tailor corporate packages to your needs. We welcome participation at whatever the level of your proposed involvement. What do we offer?     Branding - a cost effective and eye-catching way of showcasing your brand with a dynamic fun event which enjoys a year-round profile     Promotions - link your local, regional or national promotion to The Italian Job to communicate your message to a wider target audience    Networking - we are the perfect vehicle to make new contacts, interact and exchange ideas. Talk to us and we will be delighted to help you meet your objectives and show you how The Italian Job can be good company for your company". Contact: Giulia P St George, Senior Partner. Address: 93 Hangleton Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 7GH. Tel.: 01273 418 100. Fax: 01273 418 858. E-mail: gsg@italianjob.com
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You can also get involved by ...

     Sponsoring a local Mini
     Advertising in our Souvenir Programme
     Donate some items to our Auction
     Use The Italian Job as an incentive ... training or corporate hospitality package ...

 

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JOY HOME FOR CHILDREN
Joy Home for Children is an Indian orphanage based in Hyderabad, India. It offers a home for orphan children, eliminating the feeling of loneliness and desertion, to provide them with a safe and secure family environment. "As we are a small charity, any help makes a massive difference. Any help or support we receive is acknowledged on our website. So make a difference on a personal level". Contact: Raj Gosai. Address: Joy Home for Children, 85 Hamilton Avenue, Tolworth, Surrey KT6 7PS. Tel.: 07958 048549. E-mail: info@joyhomeforchildren.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
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MANOR COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE
Manor Community Childcare Centre needs sponsors' money to help disadvantaged children and parents in Sheffield. The centre is a community nursery located in the Manor area of Sheffield. It provides affordable, quality childcare linked to training opportunities for families living in the City of Sheffield. The children that attend the centre are aged between six months and five years old - it is registered for up to sixty-five children at any one time. The Manor area is an estate in Sheffield that is disadvantaged and where unemployment and crime levels are very high. By providing training/work opportunities linked to quality childcare the centre aims to make a positive, lasting difference and to improve the lives of families in the local community. It also aims to improve educational achievement and health for children, reduce crime and enable parents to study or take up employment. The Office for Standards in Education visited the centre to carry out its periodical inspection of the nursery and deemed the centre to be 'Very Good'. This rating is the highest status OFSTED awards and is based on all areas of activities carried out for the care of children in the centre. The centre's staff and management are very proud of what they have achieved so far and would like to continue their success. For this to happen they need to raise money through donations and, hopefully, sponsorship. Sponsorship could take the form of sponsoring a childcare place for a disadvantaged child or even through supplying equipment that could benefit the children's play experiences. In return the centre will happily promote the sponsor's business/product on its stationery, its website and on all its publicity leaflets and posters. "We hope you will support our work!" Contact: Sally Firth, Development Worker. Address: 33 Vikinglea Road, Sheffield S2 1BE. Tel.: 0114 264 2594. Fax: 0114 264 2594. E-mail:
staff@manornursery.demon.co.uk.

 

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THE MEND PROGRAMME
Do you want to be part of the solution to the current obesity crisis in the UK and enhance your company's brand image at the same time? Given present trends, obesity will soon surpass smoking as the greatest cause of premature loss of life in the UK! Obese children also suffer disproportionately from bullying, social isolation and low self-esteem. The MEND Programme is playing a crucial, pioneering role in the fight against obesity. Designed by leading experts in paediatric dietetics and psychology in response to the growing obesity epidemic and the corresponding lack of successful treatment approaches currently available, it is all about empowerment: putting the child at the centre of a range of ways of making life changes, in terms of physical activity, food and nutrition and personal development issues. Most importantly, say MEND, it is a fun programme that promotes inclusion and self determination over the long term. Furthermore, the MEND Programme combines all the elements medical experts know to be vital in preventing and treating obesity: family involvement, increasing physical activity and reducing inactivity, dietary education and behavioural modification. This integrated approach provides participants with a foundation for feeling healthier, fitter and generally happier for the rest of their lives. Sponsoring the MEND programme will give sponsors the chance to make a real difference to the lives, health and emotional well-being of obese and overweight children. It will also enhance the sponsor's corporate reputation and brand image by virtue of being seen to make a meaningful contribution to an urgent social and health crisis facing the UK. Furthermore, it will practically demonstrate the sponsor's commitment to delivering on its corporate social responsibility agenda and goals in a way that also has potential commercial benefits for the company. More information is available about the specific benefits MEND can offer sponsors and about specific ways that sponsors might be able to get involved in partnering with MEND. "No contribution is too small! On behalf of all the obese children in the UK - thank you!" Contact: via the form on the website, here -
www.mendcentral.org/contactusform. Tel.: 0800 2300 263 . E-mail: info@mytimemend.co.uk
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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY UK 2016
The UN General Assembly established Children's Day all the way back in 1954 as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. While it is now recognised on various days in many places around the world, the UK never established a Children's Day. Finally, in March 2013, National Children's Day UK (NCDUK) was launched by the Save Childhood Movement and, since then, has received steadily growing support from thousands of parents, grandparents, children and teachers. "In 2014 our partners and supporters included the 1,500 member organisations of the Wild Network, the National Trust, the Eden Project, Community Playthings, Siren Films and Eureka National Children's Museum. The 2015 theme was The Science and Magic of Play. We are looking for long- and short-term sponsors who share our passion for children's wellbeing and would like to be involved in helping us grow NCDUK as a major national event. As a donor you would have the fantastic opportunity to display your logo on our website and all competition materials, as well as being able to have our help in promoting your products and events online. Please get in touch if you'd like to donate one of your products towards our competitions in return for exciting advertising opportunities on our website and social networking sites". Please get in touch for updated information.Contact: Sandra Lipner, NCDUK Project Lead. Address: 46 Yeatman Road, London N6 4DT. Tel.: 447866479913. E-mail:
sandra@nationalchildrensdayuk.com.
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Sponsorship opportunities

    Long-term sponsorship
This gives you the opportunity for free promotion on all marketing materials and NCDUK's social networking sites. This is an excellent chance to have your company name featured in a young and vibrant national campaign that reaches out to all families and professionals involved with children across the UK. You will be playing a key role in establishing a day initiated by the UN, and this proud fact can help endorse your products amongst a broad audience.

    Short-term sponsorship
This would be an exciting option for companies who have a particular interest in this year's theme and its importance in the fostering of curiosity, self-confidence and creativity in children. Your company's contribution would also be fully acknowledged on all our marketing materials and our social networking sites thus giving you exposure to our ever-growing audience.

    Competition prize donorship
We are also looking for competition prizes for our three major competitions. In 2014 the three competitions that we ran were a great success, and we enthusiastically promoted our donors' logos, websites and products via our social networking sites.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Childrens-Day-UK/601878573215383  
https://twitter.com/NCDUK2015

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SCIENCE OXFORD
Science Oxford is an independent charity founded in 1985 with a mission to "Encourage the pursuit of Science and Enterprise". The charity runs extensive science engagement outreach activities with schools in its region and operates a small science and discovery centre in Oxford. "We have a number of sponsorship opportunities, ranging from a major capital project to create a new planetarium and science centre on a site we have purchased for the purpose in the centre of Oxford, to sponsorship of our ongoing schools and public engagement programmes. A detailed description of our activities can be found on our website". Contact: Jude Eades or Bridget Holligan. Address: Science Oxford, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford OX1 1BY. Tel.: 01865 810018. Fax: 01865 791854. E-mail:
ian.griffin@scienceoxford.com.
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SCOTTISH SPORTS FUTURES
The charity Scottish Sports Futures works with disadvantaged children both in schools and in the evenings in Scotland. It works closely with the Scottish Government (through Cashback), the NHS, The Robertson Trust and many others. The coming months will see its exposure increase dramatically and hopefully this will aid the charity in getting commercial backing so that it can increase its programmes in Scotland. "We have two core programmes which we run, Jump2it and Shell Twilight Basketball. Jump2it is a Scotland-wide initiative by the Scottish Sports Futures charity and basketball team, the Scottish Rocks, whose players go into schools and talk to the children about smoking, nutrition and physical fitness while providing an introduction to basketball. Participating schools also take part in a basketball tournament, with the final played on the Rocks' court at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. These programmes run for six weeks and we currently work with 130 schools with the aim over the next year to increase to 175. Our Twilight programme works with disadvantaged children with areas of social deprivation. Children from the age of 11 to 21 work with our team of youth workers and sports coaches on Friday evenings - the sessions are free to all who participate. The aims of both programmes are to     encourage 11 to 21 year olds to avoid alcohol, drugs and crime    increase self esteem, team work and social skills    increase knowledge and awareness of how diet and fitness can change lives    promote refugee and asylum seeker integration. We are looking to work with commercial sponsors across both these programmes. There are a range of opportunities available - please email me for updated information". Contact: Michelle Ferguson, Sponsorship Director. Address: 100 Brand Street, Glasgow G51 1DG. Tel.: 0141 534 7944. E-mail:
michelle@scottishsportsfutures.org.uk.
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CC/PL021 THE SHONA SMILE FOUNDATION
The Shona Smile Foundation is a charity aimed at helping children from birth to eighteen suffering with cancer in its many forms. "It was the wish of Shona that we help others - in her memory the Charity progresses. We offer financial support to the child and family. We offer mental support, at what can be a very traumatic time for any family. It is the intention of the Foundation to raise funds to enable research into Rhabdomyosarcoma, a predominantly childhood cancer and also to increase payments to children and families". Contact: Pete Gill, Director. Address: 33 Rectory Road, Ipswich IP2 8EH. Tel.: 01473 682550. Fax: 01473 682550. E-mail: pete.gill30@btinternet.com
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SOS CHILDREN
SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity, caring for over 60,000 children in unique SOS Children's Villages in 123 countries. The charity helps a further one million in the community through SOS Medical Centres, SOS Social Centres and SOS Vocational Training Centres. In times of disaster, the organisation runs SOS Emergency Relief Programmes using its local knowledge and rooting where it is often first on the scene and works long term with communities. Child sponsors and donors support SOS Children's work by helping them to give children a family for life. Sponsorship for events and partnerships with companies also helps the charity's work and supports its annual awareness campaign, World Orphan Week. Contact: Andrew Cates. Address: SOS Children, 59 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3BZ. Tel.: 01223 365589. E-mail:
info@soschildren.org
link to website

 

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SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The Social Worker of the Year Awards are about recognising the excellent, diverse work that takes place in the profession and celebrating the many outstanding achievements of social workers across England. The awards were established in 2006 by independent practitioner Beverley Williams and relaunched in 2011 as a registered charity, with a unique awards event at the House of Lords on 16th December. Over 170 social workers, judges, directors of service and sponsors enjoyed a live debate about the profession, followed by the presentation of awards and a reception in one of the Palace of Westminster's most prestigious rooms overlooking the River Thames. The awards have grown remarkably in stature since then, winning support from social workers, directors of children's and adult services in local authorities and from a wide number of influential figures, including Professor Eileen Munro and the then Secretary of State for Education, The Right Honourable Michael Gove MP. "Our aim is to see them grow further, achieving a status as recognisable as the National Teaching Awards and your support is fundamental to this achievement. We have attractive sponsorship opportunities to enable you to associate your business or organisation with the awards scheme for the social work profession. Please do speak to us soon to find out more about our exciting plans for the next Social Worker of the Year Awards and whether you can join with us in celebrating the success of our remarkable profession". Contact: Andrew Pirie, Project Manager. E-mail:
awards@socialworkawards.com
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS GREAT BRITAIN
Special Olympics Great Britain, the country's largest disability sports charity - providing year-round sport for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities - is seeking a new lead sponsor. National Grid, who have been the charity's Premier Partner since 2007, are re-aligning their sponsorship strategy with Special Olympics GB to become a second tier sponsor. National Grid's programme has exceeded all expectations. More than 600 of the company's employees have volunteered their time to support the charity. Plus, 78% of volunteers feel that the Special Olympics GB volunteer programme makes National Grid a better place to work and 100% feel inclined to support future Special Olympics events, based on a National Grid internal survey. Special Olympics GB has just enjoyed unprecedented media coverage for a sports disability charity through its team that recently attended this summer's European Games. BBC and ITV national and regional television provided continuous coverage, along with Radio 2 and Radio 4 features, regional features on athletes and huge amount of social media and online exposure. Special Olympics GB is gearing up for another high-profile year with a team of over 100 athletes heading to Los Angeles next year for the World Games - hosted by Games Honorary Chair President Barack Obama and the First Lady. "There are currently 150 Special Olympics clubs across Great Britain, run by more than 4,000 volunteers who support the 8,000 athletes benefitting from our ongoing sports training and competition programme. Most corners of the UK have been involved in one way or another with sporting legacy activity following 2012, but none of this legacy activity has directly targeted the largest population of disabled people in the country - children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics has a plan. A big plan. To grow the number of athletes we can support from 8,000 to 15,000 by 2017. Each Special Olympics partnership package is individually structured to best meet a company's objectives and that of Special Olympics GB. Partnership packages include key activation areas -     Rights of association      Hospitality      Access to events, medal ceremonies and a range of sports      Sampling and promotional opportunities      Competitions and associated programmes      Branding and PR opportunities      Local community engagement      Employee volunteering and customer involvement      National fundraising events and activation". CEO Karen Wallin says: "The aim of Special Olympics Great Britain is to transform the lives of people with intellectual (learning) disabilities through sport. We are the only organisation in the UK to offer a year-round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing opportunities for them to develop their physical skills and confidence, adapt to a healthier lifestyle and become inclusive members of their community. We aim to integrate health, wellbeing, education and social inclusion into all of our programmes and strands of work". To request further information and discuss what potential options there might be for your company to get involved, just get in touch. Contact: Karen Wallin, CEO. Address: 1st Floor, 6-8 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3NT. Tel.: 0207 375 7612. E-mail:
karen.wallin@sogb.org.uk
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https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsGB  
https://twitter.com/SOGreatBritain

 

 

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SPORTING HEARTS
Sporting Hearts: Helping, Educating and Rehabilitating Through Sports. Sporting Hearts are working in highly disadvantaged areas of Nottinghamshire with youngsters aged 5 to 25 who are in danger of becoming socially or educationally excluded. This could be because of anti-social behaviour, lack of self-esteem, lack of basic and social skills or because of bullying or disability. "We offer access to sporting activities which will include teamwork and raising of self-esteem and self-confidence. We encourage our successes to become ambassadors within their peer groups to encourage even more youngsters to eschew crime, drugs and alcohol for sport and community work. We have an extensive network of providers who can offer a variety of sporting opportunities and progression pathways to success. These include further training, coaching and officiating courses and vocational training for employability. Nottinghamshire has a high youth crime rate and a gang culture, often fuelled by alcohol and/or drugs. We are determined to offer opportunities for the youth of today to become the heart of the community tomorrow. We passionately believe that sport is a conduit for this vision. We currently provide a variety of projects from boxing to dance and football. We are working with several schools in the area to help deliver our vision to youngsters who have been identified as becoming socially or educationally excluded and those who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). If you feel you would like to help in any way please contact us at projects@sportinghearts.co.uk". Contact: Joan Smalley, Funding Director. Address: New Brook House, 385 Alfreton Road, Nottingham NG7 5LR. Tel.: 01158224793. E-mail: joan.smalley@sportinghearts.co.uk
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ST THOMAS C.E. SCHOOL, WESTHOUGHTON: SCHOOL SUMMER PICNIC/FESTIVAL
St Thomas C.E. School in Westhoughton, Bolton, is holding a new fundraising event in May. "I am writing to ask if you would be willing to support St Thomas' PTFA in their efforts to raise money for the children via a new event this summer. On Friday, 20th May, our school is hosting a summer fair picnic for all the children and their families at St Thomas school; as well as inviting all the children from surrounding schools and the Westhoughton community. We will be offering entertainment including circus acts, dancing groups, face painting, school bands and inviting everyone to bring along their picnic. We would love to provide bouncy castles, a large tepee marquee and a climbing wall for the children. We are asking local business to sponsor or part sponsor one of these larger fundraising entertainments. The PTFA is very active at St Thomas school and has recently raised money to allow five of our classrooms to purchase a new interactive SMART board to facilitate our children's learning. With your help we hope to raise enough money to buy the remainding two boards we require. By sponsoring our event you will aid our fundraising and support the local community. Your business will get advertising in all our publications about the event and we are happy to display posters, banners, stands for your business before and during the event. Examples of how you can help: £750.00 will allow us to have a Tepee marquee to use all week as a classroom and host the event on the day, £275.00 will pay for two bouncy castles, £400.00 for the climbing wall and £250.00 for the circus/clown acts. Thank you for considering sponsoring or part sponsoring our event - it can really make a difference to its success". Contact: Mrs Pam Molyneux. Address: St Thomas C.E. School (Chequerbent), Molyneux Road, Westhoughton BL5 3HP Tel.: 01942 634666. E-mail:
office@st-thomas.bolton.sch.uk.
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https://twitter.com/stthomasCEP

 

20th May, 2016
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SUPPORTLINE
SupportLine is a small national charity providing emotional support and information to children, young people and adults throughout the UK by a telephone helpline, email and postal support. It is primarily aimed at those who are vulnerable, isolated, at risk and victims of any form of abuse. SupportLine deals with issues relating to child abuse, self harm, bullying, eating disorders, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, depression, mental health. The organisation is looking for sponsorship for its website, for its publicity posters and leaflets which are distributed throughout the UK and for fundraising events such as Celebrity Football Matches, Celebrity Golf Days and Health and Well Being Days. The charity is also looking for an overall sponsor for the whole organisation. SupportLine is based in Ilford, Essex and its patron is the actor Glen Murphy. It is a member of the Telephone Helplines Association and receives regular referrals from the media and other agencies as well as from police officers and GPs, teachers etc. SupportLine is doing vital and much needed work which really does make a difference to people's lives (see the feedback from callers on the charity's website). "We need financial sponsorship to enable us to keep helping those who are most vulnerable in society". Contact: Mrs Geri Burnikell. Address: PO Box 1596, Ilford, Essex IG1 3FW. Tel.: 020 8554 9006. E-mail: info@supportline.org.uk
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TALK TOGETHER LONDON CIC
Talk Together London CIC (TTL) is a small, London-based social enterprise, launched in 2005, which runs a number of after school study support clubs designed to help improve the educational achievement of young people of bilingual or black and minority ethnic backgrounds, particularly those who are socially or economically disadvantaged. The organisation changed its name in 2008 to reflect the inclusive, bridge-building approach that it has developed to enable learners to really talk and learn together. TTL's community learning project brings together people of varying faiths and cultures to help children, young people and adult learners reach their full potential. The project offers support to children, young people, parents and carers who do not speak English at home as their main language of communication, by linking directly with schools, local authorities and communities. The attendees are encouraged to develop as role models and to share their experiences by volunteering and training to teach as 'tutors' or 'tutor assistants' on the project. TTL offers an environment where cultural, linguistic and religious assumptions are not judged and parents and carers who are either taking on volunteer roles and/or studying to improve their skills may feel more confident about their children's future in the UK. TTL's Study Support Clubs engage service users and the key stakeholders such as school staff, local authority officers, funders, parents and carers as active participants in the implementation and evaluation of TTL's services. TTL would be delighted to discuss mutually-beneficial sponsorship opportunities. Contact: Clare Alcott, Volunteer Administrator. Address: Office 2, Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. Tel.: 02072508226 (answer phone). E-mail:
studysupport@ttlcic.org.uk.
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TIDDLYWINKS PRE-SCHOOL
Tiddlywinks Pre-school is seeking sponsorship partners for the upcoming terms to help it continue in the education of pre-school children - and can offer a sponsor a range of advertising and marketing opportunities. Tiddlywinks is a Pre-school, set within a rural village in Suffolk and has strong ties to the Primary School and community. Tiddlywinks employs five highly trained members of staff from the local community and has a committee made up of five volunteers from the community. The school is looking for sponsorship to help with venue fees for the new year and for new educational equipment. They have access to parents through the Pre-school and Primary School and the rest of the village through the fundraising. They distribute newsletters weekly and do monthly advertising in the local paper. "Tiddlywinks organises several fundraising opportunities during the year and would be happy to promote all of our sponsors at these events. These include: Christmas Fair, Easter Party, Hallowe'en Party, quiz nights, toddle and rides, nearly new sales and much more. This is a great opportunity for a sponsor to help with the education of 2 1/2 - 4 year olds while promoting their own business". Contact: Mrs Cooper, Treasurer. Tel.: 01440 786 956. E-mail:
acornsuk@yahoo.com.

 

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TIKI THE PENGUIN - FOR KIDS AND FOR THE PLANET
Tiki.oneworld.org is an environmental education website with a global reach, aimed at children, schools and other educational establishments. The site, established just over fifteen years ago, is free to use and had nearly 300,000 separate users in the last year alone. This attractive website with its numerous and colourful cartoons appears at the top of Google searches for "kids' guides to climate change" and other searches related to pollution, pollution, plastics, pollution, energy, biodiversity and several more. Statistics show the site is widely used internationally, with the highest percentage of users being from the USA (37%), the UK (18%) and India (7%).     More about Tiki and his website | Tiki, a friendly penguin, cares deeply about the future of the planet. He explains the ins and outs of pressing environmental issues, as seen through the eyes of a non-human via a series of jargon-free guides, in an engaging and humorous way, appealing to both children and adults. Each guide concludes with an empowering "What kids can do" page. These guides are used as an educational resource by schools and individuals all over the world, helping our future adults gain a deeper understanding about the issues that will affect their future. Tiki's site is free for all to use. As a result, the site is chronically underfunded, receiving basic support - as it has done since its inception - from OneWorld (a non-profit UK-based organisation). Tiki's founder and producer, an earth scientist with a PhD (1970, Cambridge, UK), is looking for sponsorship to put Tiki's pages on a firm financial footing so that there can be a search for younger freelance writer(s) who can take over the reins of the website, building on its success, taking it forward into the future, where a science-based understanding of the problems caused by humans will be essential if solutions are to be found and implemented. Contact: Bry Lynas, Producer. Address: Mur Crusto, Llangybi, Pwllheli LL53 6LX. Tel.: 01766 819109. E-mail:
tikithepenguin@oneworld.org.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

There is now the opportunity to promote your business or organisation through the tiki.oneworld.org website, by including your company logo, and company information in a single advertising opportunity on the website. This would provide benefits to your business through:

     Being the sole sponsor - only one business will have the opportunity to advertise on the site, making your company stand out to all visitors to the site

     Helping to achieve objectives towards improving your Corporate Social Responsibility, by supporting a free environmental education resource used by schools and individuals world-wide

     Promoting your business or organisation as sole sponsor and reach out to educational establishments across the world on a website that is popular and well-used internationally

     Associating your organisation with a good cause: promoting global conservation and educating people about the dangers and problems facing the future of our planet

     Contributing to corporate/business Carbon Offsetting objectives, through investment in a climate-responsible organisation
 
https://www.facebook.com/Tiki-the-Penguin-154200331347974/  
https://twitter.com/penguintiki

 

 

January 2017
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THE VAUGHAN SPORTS FOUNDATION
The Vaughan Sports Foundation, based in west London, was established in November 2007 with the aim of addressing the decline in extra-curricular sporting activities in schools and to promote community sport in healthy recreation within the Greater London area. The Foundation's vision is to enable young people from a variety of backgrounds to use sports as a means of development and to build confidence, to improve health and to further their educational opportunities. The Foundation was set up in partnership with the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, an inner London comprehensive. The Foundation is based in north Kensington, recognised as an area of social deprivation. In the borough itself, 46% of children do not have English as their first language. The trustees acknowledge that participation in sport can be one of the major factors in breaking down barriers to inclusion for children. Participation in sport is also known to have a positive impact on academic performance, as recognised by Ofsted. There is also a need to address the growing prevalence of obesity in young children. If present trends continue, by 2020 one in three adults, one in five boys and one in three girls will be clinically obese. Such sporting opportunities can provide solutions to the problem of health, education and social development and enable the local youth to participate in society as mature and responsible adults. The Foundation sets out to extend provision of extra-curricular courses and activities for young people. Participants will be coached in a range of sports, fitness training and leadership skills. They have established a varied programme of sporting activities for young people during the school holidays, run in partnership with governing bodies such as the RFU and FA and other sporting institutions. The Foundation also intends to provide opportunities to participants to acquire coaching qualifications themselves so that they gain the confidence and skills needed to organise and supervise sports activities and competition in the local communities. It is hoping to add rowing and fencing to the list of options. Involvement in sports, particularly within a structured environment, is a fun and constructive way for young people to use their spare time, find new friends and obtain new skills. By taking part, young people will acquire a sense of achievement and self esteem - and realise that they can set goals and challenges and reach them. The Foundation's ambition is that all young people who benefit from its activities will raise their aspirations so that sport and healthy activities become part of the fabric of their lives. Contact: Nicholas Kehoe, Director of The Vaughan Sports Foundation. Address: 89 Addison Road, London W14 8BZ. Tel.: 0207 605 8748. E-mail: nicholas.kehoe@cvms.rbkc.sch.uk

 

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VISION CHARITY
The aim of Vision Charity is to raise money for the benefit of blind, visual impaired and dyslexic children. Donations to the charity assist in maximising the potential of these children and improving the quality of their lives and the lives of their families, teachers and carers. The organisation achieves this through actively encouraging participation from its supporters, both corporate and individuals, as well as via sponsorship of its exceptional fundraising events. Sponsors wishing to reach a family audience may well be interested in Vision’s ambitious initiative, SchoolsRadio.com. All schools are eligible and competition entries are in contention for awards presented at the radio industry’s major awards events, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Contact: Mrs. Bernie Muir. Address: Vision Charity, PO Box 553, Chatham ME4 9AN. Tel.: 07774 106064. E-mail: bernie.muir@visioncharity.co.uk.
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WELLCHILD
The WellChild Awards is a prestigious and star-studded occasion held to raise awareness of children's health in the UK. The awards recognise and encourage all those dealing with childhood health issues on a daily basis, especially those dedicated doctors, medical researchers, nurses and teachers who care for sick children every day. Perhaps most important of all, they recognise those children who have coped against the odds with a serious illness or disability and who are an inspiration to us all. Each award is presented by a celebrity. In the past, these have included Prince Harry, Rod Stewart, Duncan Bannatyne, Westlife and the Strictly Come Dancing team. Previous events have been extremely high-profile, attended by over 500 people. It received the following press coverage      Television - ITV News, BBC (South, East and Liverpool), Community Channel    Newspapers - The Sun, Daily Mirror, Metro, The Times    Magazines - Hello!, Best, Reveal, Real People, First News    Websites - channel4.com, mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, people.com, itn.co.uk. A full press pack is available and video highlights can be viewed on the website. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Karl Gwilliam, Fundraising Manager. Address: WellChild, 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA. Tel.: 01242 548766. E-mail: karlgwilliam@wellchild.org.uk
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WEST END KIDS
West End Kids is a centre of excellence based in London for young performers aged 10-18 who show exceptional talent and dedication in musical theatre and the performing arts. In turn, the company provides the "Kids" with challenging performance experiences via workshop style coaching. Since its creation in 2001, West End Kids has provided dedicated students with all the tools they need to progress into outstanding performers, with focus on singing, choreography, attitude, mental toughness, work ethic and expectation. West End Kids is very proud of the fact that a very high proportion of its pupils have successfully applied to the performing arts school/college of their choice including the Brits School, Sylvia Young and Mountview. Furthermore when its students move into work professionally, there is no shock to the system as they have been working to the same standards for years. This makes the transition smooth for them and ensures they are a pleasure for directors to work with. Recently, a West End Kid, Holly-Anne Hull, won the Disney Channel's prestigious My Camp Rock competition. This was a great honour for both West End Kids and its Managing Director Martin Williams, who has provided personal vocal tuition to Holly-Anne for many years. Moreover, Holly-Anne displayed perfectly the standards that all West End Kids aspire to and indeed achieve. West End Kids is very active in using many forms of the media both for communication with its pupils and promotion of the company. Its website www.westendkids.co.uk receives 120,000 hits per year. West End Kids is also very active in Facebook and YouTube where it publicises its various activities and performances and as a consequence has a loyal following of thousands of fans throughout the world. The cost of running West End Kids is, not surprisingly, very expensive. In particular, London rehearsal venues are not cheap, therefore the company faces constant financial constraints. On the other hand the company is committed to providing professional advanced coaching to young performers with talent, regardless of financial circumstance. Faced with this persistent financial conundrum, West End Kids is looking for sponsorship of its rehearsal overheads so that it can continue to offer its current first class coaching programme to young musical theatre talent rather than restrict it merely to those who can afford it. West End Kids is confident that sponsors of the company will benefit from its growing national recognition via the ever-increasing demand for public performances, open workshops and media promotion. Indeed, this is a wonderful opportunity for a sponsor to gain excellent publicity, especially within the youth sector as West End Kids would be looking to promote the sponsor's name at all its events throughout the year. Over the last twelve months, the West End Kids brand was seen by in excess of 300,000 consumers. If such sponsorship fits in with your profile in this sector West End Kids would be delighted to discuss this matter. Contact: Mrs Julie-Ann Harris. Address: 36 Chestnut Avenue, Coney Hall, West Wickhem BR4 9ES. Tel.: 020 8123 2025. E-mail: julie.harris@westendkids.co.uk
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CC/001 AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Giving awards worth £55,000 per year to individual talented young musicians towards instrument or tuition costs is only part of what Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) does in trying to help them to achieve their potential. AYM also aims to help families struggling to meet the costs of having a musically talented child by collaborating with other music organisations. The projects the organisation has devised provide opportunities for young people to, say, borrow a small-size or outstandingly good instrument; attend a specialist ensemble course; or participate in local masterclasses. Sponsorship opportunities exist for all these projects, which are eminently “brand-able”. Involvement in supporting “excellence” in the community is something that potential sponsors would consider a valuable addition to their public perception, say AYM. Director Bridget Sime would be happy to talk to anyone interested in either providing awards for certain categories of instrument, eg “76 Trombones” (or fewer!); or learning more about their collaborative projects. Patrons of AYM are Richard Baker, Nicholas Daniel, Sir John Drummond, Evelyn Glennie, Nigel Kennedy, Sir Jonathan Miller, Murray Perahia, Sir Simon Rattle and Marisa Robles. AYM has support from many leading trusts and foundations and from Allianz Cornhill Musical Insurance. Contact: Bridget Sime, Director. Address: Awards for Young Musicians, PO Box 2097, Wickford, Essex, SS12 OZQ. Tel.: 01268 571887. E-mail: awards@a-y-m.org.uk.
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CC/002 Concert in aid of the BABY LOSS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
October is International Infant and Baby Loss Awareness Month. The 15th October is the worldwide awareness day. "In 2009 and 2011 I organised a charity concert to raise money for the four main Baby Loss charities and to allow people to come together and publicly remember the babies they have lost. It has been hosted by Shane Richie and Les Dennis and is a fun evening with some very moving moments. Last year's performers included Tupele Dorgu (Corrie and Waterloo Road), Stefan Booth (Eastenders) and Steps singer Lisa Scott Lee. This year we hope to make it bigger and better. With the help of a sponsor we could get a PR team on board to help sell it out and help raise the profile of the charities even more. We are only looking for £5,000 for the event, as everyone involved gives their time freely. The money would mainly be used to cover the costs of the venue and PR and marketing for the event". Contact: Jessica Chu, Concert Producer. Address: 22 Gordon Hill EN2 0QP. Tel.: 07974701716. E-mail:
jess@jessicachu.co.uk
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CC/003 BAGGATOR - ACTION LEARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Baggator is a Bristol-based registered charity that works with disadvantaged young people from the inner city and outlying housing estates. The organisation runs a structured programme of adventure camps and uses 'Action Planning' to help the young people take progressive responsibility for their own input into the programme. In addition to their club nights at Felix Road Adventure Playground (Wednesdays 1930-2130), they are now working to develop The Pickle Factory as an open access café/drop-in for young people. More information is available on the charity's website. They are in urgent need of funds to maintain this innovative programme that has enthusiastic support from the young people involved and are anxious to hear from sponsors to tell them more and to discuss ways in which they work with sponsors for mutual benefit. Contact: Pete Daintree, Co-ordinator. Address: The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH. Tel.: 0117 955 7733. E-mail: info@baggator.org.
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BARNARDO'S
Barnardo's is the U.K.'s largest children's charity, helping nearly 100,000 children through over 300 projects throughout the U.K. Barnardo's works with the most vulnerable children and young people in society, to transform their lives and fulfil their potential. To help 'give children back their future', corporate sponsors have the opportunity to support a variety of exciting, high profile events throughout the year that deliver real tangible benefits and P.R. Contact: Corporate Partnership team. Address: Tanner's Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG. Tel.: 0208 498 7478. Fax: 020 8551 6870. E-mail: supportercare@barnardos.org.uk.
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BIG BROTHERS & SISTERS
Big Brothers & Sisters is a mentoring charity working towards a national network of agencies, supplying volunteer mentors to children between the ages of 6 and 16 from lone parent families. The result is a two-way friendship benefiting both child and adult. The charity crosses the boundaries of working with children and parents and adults between the ages of 20 and 35. The charity offers many ways of working for mutual benefit with sponsors. Address: Big Brothers & Sisters, 1d Yukon Road, London SW12 9PZ. Tel: 0208-673-3030. Fax: 0208-675-2020. E-mail: friends@mentors.org.uk.
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BIGFOOT THEATRE COMPANY
Since its launch in January 2000, Bigfoot Theatre Company has become the UK's largest and most progressive theatre in education company, they tell us, working within over three hundred schools across the capital per school term. Its service of providing out of school drama clubs, Saturday classes and comprehensive summer arts courses has made it the most sought after theatre company for inner city schools. Bigfoot now requires specific sponsorship support packages to help the expansion of its services nationwide. Its aim is to use drama as a tool to help develop confidence, self-esteem and good communication skills for deprived and disilusioned children and young people. With a plethora of exciting projects formulating its termly programmes, Bigfoot has the scope to develop long term partnerships with organisations that wish to share in its success. Reg. charity no.: 1069710. Contact: Karl Wozny. Tel: 020-8761-2111. E-mail: karl@bigfoot-theatre.co.uk.
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CC/007 BIRMINGHAM NORTH CITY TENNIS CLUB
Birmingham North City Tennis Club is an inner city no-profit tennis club, based in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, whose members come from a mix of ethnic backgrounds. The club was launched in 2005 through grants by partners including the local council; but the club is now not going to be funded after August. The club has been producing players who have been successful in playing and winning tournaments against more established clubs both in team and individual events. More than this they have been seeing children become more positive people - and also becoming fitter. The club meets all the criteria that the government has said that they would like to see for children in such organisations. Despite this, Birmingham Nortn City Tennis Club is in danger of going under as it does not receive support. "It takes approximately £40,000 annually to run the club and we would like sponsorship for at least three years, after which time we are aiming to be able to sustain ourselves". Contact: Lawrence Douglin. Address: Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre, Craythorne Avenue, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 1HL. Tel.: 07815 309515. E-mail: douglinl@hamhall.bham.sch.uk
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CC/008 BULLYING UK
Bullying UK is part of Family Lives, a UK charity helping parents and children deal with school bullying. There is a wealth of information on the website at www.bullying.co.uk (link below) and personal advice is given by email on help@bullying.co.uk. Bullying UK is part of the government's National Grid for Learning and is linked from more than sixty local councils and eleven UK police force websites. It also has a link on more than sixty local newspaper websites throughout the UK owned by Johnson Press. Liz Carnell is a journalist on the Yorkshire Evening Post and regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes. She writes extensively for the media on bullying issues and has been a speaker at national conferences and seminars in the UK and Canada. Bullying UK is looking for major sponsorship to continue its work. Contact: via the details on the website (link below).
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CARING FOR LIFE
Caring For Life is a Christian charity based in Leeds, helping homeless and vulnerable young people. It locates suitable housing, provides work experience training and offers long-term support. Other services offered include help with decorating homes and other forms of help (eg budgeting and literacy skills). Once settled, the young people are encouraged to become involved in daytime activities at Caring For Life's farm base, where work experience is offered in agriculture, horticulture, conservation and workshop skills. The organisation is currently seeking sponsorship funding and particularly help with funding transport (two of the organisation's cars are rapidly ageing and in need of repair to keep them roadworthy). Contact: Lis Wilcox, Support Co-ordinator. Address: Crag House Farm, Cookridge, Leeds LS16 7NH. Tel.: 0113-261-2131. Fax: 0113-230-0415. E-mail: lis@caringforlife.karoo.co.uk.

 

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CC/010 CENTREPOINT
Centrepoint is the national charity helping homeless young people. Whether they have run away from neglect or abuse to sleep rough, or been thrown out at sixteen to fend for themselves, young people are vulnerable on the streets and need help. Centrepoint offers safe accommodation and a chance to turn things around with counselling, education and training for life. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact: Jessica Board, Corporate Fundraising Officer. Address: Centrepoint, Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London E1 8DZ. Tel.: 020 7423 6867. Fax: 0845 466 3500. E-mail: JBoard@centrepoint.org.
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CC/011 CHILDLINE
ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people. Since it was launched in 1986, ChildLine has counselled more than one and a half million children, saved children’s lives, brought abusers to justice and found refuge for children in danger on the streets. Every day calls from around 2,300 children are answered by ChildLine. However, the enormous demand for its service means that hundreds more children each day are unable to get through and hear a message asking them to call again later. The organisation desperately needs people and companies to raise vital funds. With sponsors' help, ChildLine can ensure that these children reach the vital support, advice and protection their counsellors provide. ChildLine offers a wide range of sponsorship packages to corporates. A company might choose to sponsor ChildLine's helpline and the cost of counselling children who call. Alternatively, they could sponsor all the calls that come in concerning a specific issue such as bullying or abuse. ChildLine regularly produces information leaflets and reports aimed at children and parents and they will happily discuss the opportunity to sponsor a forthcoming publication. A sponsor might choose to support one of ChildLine’s annual fundraising activities – for example, Pedal Push, where children from over 1,000 nurseries, playgroups and schools across the UK are sponsored to pedal, push or ride around a small course or route. ChildLine has partnerships with some of the UK's largest companies - and some of the smallest. They are proud of their experience, success and professionalism, and will work closely with the sponsor's company and staff to meet their objectives. They understand that when ChildLine benefits, so should their partners. Contact: Corporate Partnership Team. Address: 46 Folgate Street, London E1 6GL. Tel.: 020 7650 3350. E-mail: corporatepartnerships@childline.org.uk.
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CC/012
THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
The Children's Society has been striving to help children and young people since 1881 and has played an important role in addressing the injustices of society, past and present. Children and young people are shaped by the communities they live in, and by the people who surround them, the Society points out. Their prospects can become bleak when these influences let them down. So The Children's Society concentrates its resources on tackling the root causes of the problems these children and young people face. It listens to children and, armed with their experiences, it challenges the injustices that they face by speaking out with them. A range of sponsorship opportunities is available, many of which may be suitable for sponsors with particular interests in children and community work. Contact: Corporate Support Team. Address: Edward Rudolf House, Margery Street, London WC1X 0JL. Tel.: 0207 841 4652. Fax: 0207 841 4555. E-mail: Jen.Woolridge@childrenssociety.org.uk.
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CC/013 CHILDREN WALKING TALL
Children Walking Tall is a UK-based charity working in Goa, India, to improve the deprived lives of street children. The organisation hopes to provide a shelter to which all children, no matter what their background, religion or circumstance can come for healthy food, a safe, dry place to rest and to join in with creative and fun education and also time to do what children the world over should do, PLAY! The charity aims to offer street children nourishing food, medical care, education, clothes and showers and toilets. Doing these basic tasks, Children Walking Tall will ensure that they provide some love and care for children that otherwise have nothing and no-one to turn to. The charity is looking for any kind of sponsorship or donations whether it be money, materials, services or volunteers. Contact: Robert Lyon, Co-Founder. Address: 10 Byron Close, Darlton, Newark, Notts. NG22 0TG. E-mail: please contact via the organisation's website.
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CC/014 CHILDRENS SAFETY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Childrens Safety Education Foundation is a national charity dedicated to promotion of a child's personal, social, health and citizenship education. Each year the Foundation reaches 500,000 children attending over 11,000 schools. The Foundation aims to prioritise work with the most vulnerable children and young people in society, to transform their lives and enable them to stay safe and fulfil their potential. Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to support a variety of exciting, high profile campaigns throughout the year that deliver life saving messages and P.R. Contact: Patrick O'Malley, Head of Development. Address: Hilton House, Lord Street, Stockport SK1 3NA. Tel.: 0161 477 5122. Fax: 0161 476 2786. E-mail: patrick.omalley@csef.net.
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CC/015 CLIC - CANCER & LEUKAEMIA IN CHILDHOOD
Founded in 1976 by Robert N. Woodward, CLIC decided to concentrate on three specific elements to help sick children and their families: medical resources, practical help and research. CLIC aims to develop exciting ideas and partnerships with local and national community groups,individual donors and companies in the business sector. These ideas have been designed to create a mutual support network between these sectors and the charity. Every service CLIC provides is paid for by public donation or sponsorship. CLIC believes it is vitally important that having a similar thought process with its supporters will allow the needs of all concerned to be met in full. Registered charity number 802396. Contact: Ian Fraser, Head of Regional Fundraising. Address: CLIC, Abbey Wood, Bristol BS34 7JU. Tel.: 0117 311 2631. E-mail: ian.fraser@clic-charity.demon.co.uk.
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CC/016 CLUBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Clubs for Young People - Northamptonshire (CYPN) offers the chance to make a difference to the personal and social development of young people in the area. Sponsors can support the organisation's publicity, information and events - from annual reports to leaflets circulated throughout the county of Northamptonshire. Activity, event and company sponsorship opportunities are available, from skate and music festivals to attendance at national fun and competitive events with up to 500 people in attendance. Contact: Emma Haggar, County Director. Address: CYPN, 8th Earl Spencer Centre for Young People, Bedford Road, Northamptonshire NN4 7AA. Tel.: 01604 624611. Fax: 01604 624611. E-mail: office@cypn.org.uk.
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CC/017 COMMUNITY LINK CHILDREN'S CHARITY
Community Link Children’s Charity provides affordable, accessible childcare citywide in Aberdeen. The organisation aim to develop a broader range of interests for all children attending its clubs. The children are free to explore new activities and interests with their peers in a relaxed, homely and caring setting. The charity's staff are selected carefully and it is imperative that they work in a child-centered manner, allowing choice and discovery in an environment that encourages social development and recognises individuality. The children who attend the clubs come from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and attend for many diverse reasons such as parents going back to work, respite or to improve social interaction with others. Community Link Children’s Charity ensures the safety and security of children in its care, which in turn gives parents/carers peace of mind. To meet increasing demands, the charity is seeking sponsorship to further support and maintain its work. Contact: Grace Taylor, Fundraising Co-ordinator. Address: Block CG, Hilton Campus, Hilton Place, Aberdeen AB24 4FA. Tel.: 01224 355675. Fax: 01224 283855. E-mail: grace63@btopenworld.com.
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CC/018 CONCERN WORLDWIDE
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation working in twenty-nine of the world's least-developed countries on both emergency relief and long term development programmes. The organisation works with the poorest people - often women and children - on a range of projects including health, water and sanitation, agriculture and HIV. Contact: Ash Akhtar. Address: Concern Worldwide, 100 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB. Tel.: 020 7863 3075. Fax: 020 7863 3082. E-mail: ash.akhtar@concern.net.
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CC/019 ELDERSLIE NURSERY SCHOOL
Elderslie Nursery School is a non-profit-making, parent committee-run nursery school with charity status. It provides learning through play for children of multiple abilities between the ages of two and five years old, as well offering an accessible form of support to parents of young children in the local community. The nursery has facilities to teach children with some physical and learning disabilities, as well as able children, and promises a safe, encouraging and fun learning environment through play of all types. Elderslie Nursery School attracts the majority of its funds to buy resources and equipment for the children through fundraising. "The parent committee and local community all help with the planning and implementation of the events and, although this helps, this method can only raise so much and relies heavily on community and public support which can be erratic - so we also rely on funding from external sources of support such as other charities and sponsorship. Our ongoing intention is to provide equipment and resources that will enable children with a wide range of abilities, including children with speech and language difficulties, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, to learn through play and their environment to the best of their abilities. We are also hoping to find money and/or support for a marketing and publicity campaign, so that we can raise awareness of what we do within the surrounding areas where we are often not known about. We can offer advertising in exchange for support, as we are based within a village hall which is heavily used by other groups to - and our information board is available for all the public to view". Contact: Mrs Shelley Phillipson, HR Advisor and Administrator. Address: Elderslie Nursery School, Ockley Village Hall, Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey RH5 5SY. Tel.: 01306 713439. E-mail:
elderslie.nursery@live.co.uk.
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CC/020 FACING THE WORLD
Facing the World is a UK-based charity that offers facial reconstructive surgery to children who are unable to access treatment in their own countries as a result of lack of finance, infrastructure or skills. Without treatment, these children suffer extreme prejudice as well as medical complications. Reconstructive surgery for those with severe disfigurements requires multidisciplinary teams and high tech. medical equipment - something that is only available in very few countries. Facing the World's medical team are all volunteers. Patients and their guardians stay in the UK for an average of three months. Sponsorship support is requested. Contact: Sarah Driver-Jowitt, Executive Co-ordinator. Address: Facing The World, London House, 266 Fulham Road, London SW10 9EL. Tel.: 0207 352 6702. Fax: 0207 352 0052. E-mail: info@facingtheworld.net.
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CC/021
GATESHEAD EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT & CHILDCARE PARTNERSHIP
"In plain language - we need your money to help children and parents. Don't expect any huge accolades, VIP luncheons or big events. We are the little people, working daily with parents, increasing childcare provision and helping working parents by giving them impartial information of registered, police-checked childcare providers. We also give free training to enable folk to gain accredited qualifications in childcare and so continue to improve the way we live. We love our work and want to do the best possible for the parents around us. You'll be alongside us in all our promotional materials, roadshows, banners on footbridges and websites and have the opportunity to share your product with our children and parents at our many events". Contact: Mrs. Rosemary Hendry, Children's Informations Services Officer. Address: Gateshead Early Years, Dryden Professional Development Centre, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5UR. Tel: 0191-491-5979. Fax: 0191-491-5979. E-mail: chis039@iclwebkit.co.uk.
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CC/022 GLOUCESTER ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Gloucester Academy of Music (GAM) is a not-for-profit educational organisation based in the centre of Gloucester. For over a quarter of a century, it has been the starting place for thousands of young musicians, attracting students from across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. On top of individual tuition on a number of different musical instruments it offers a wide range of group activities, including junior string and wind groups, orchestras and choir. Over the past few years, the Academy has worked in partnership with, amongst others, the Carducci Quartet, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan on workshop and performance projects. It also runs a series of holiday courses throughout the year and engages with the community through outreach projects in schools. "GAM remains committed to widening access to classical music for all young people, and we are seeking sponsorship for a bursary fund to enable us to offer financial assistance towards fees for young people who would otherwise be unable to develop their musical potential. All sponsors would be listed on our website and on printed material such as concert programmes. Musical education is important in developing a child's concentration, team work, mathematical skills, discipline and rigour - but can also be a lot of fun. We believe that learning an instrument is too valuable an opportunity to be restricted to those with the financial means. In this economic climate, where the arts face Government funding cuts, we will be forced to rely on the generosity of patrons and the private sector to expand these opportunities to all". Contact: Kate Evans. Address: Gloucester Academy of Music, 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW. Tel.: 01452 385162. E-mail:
kate@gamusic.co.uk
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CC/023 GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN'S CHARITY
For over 150 years, Great Ormond Street Hospital has been a provider of world-class specialist paediatric care, research and training. Every year, the hospital's specialised doctors and nurses care for around 90,000 children from all over country. Many of these children are suffering from rare, complex and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is asked to raise £20 million each year to keep the hospital at the cutting edge of paediatric medicine. This money provides support services for seriously ill children and their families, funds the most up-to-date equipment, contributes to the ongoing rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital and funds vital research at the hospital's research arm, the Institute of Child Health. Companies can support the charity in a number of ways: Charity of the Year - many companies are discovering the fun and benefits of supporting a chosen charity. This can be a great way of motivating staff behind one objective, with a variety of team building, exciting and social activities; Cause related marketing partnerships - the famous GOSHCC name and teardrop logo can be licensed, for use on a company's product or service and thus help to build strong brand values with its target customers. Contact: Clare Cook, Senior Press Officer. Address: 40-41 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AJ. Tel.: 020 7916 5678. Fax: 020 7831 1938. E-mail:
sheehyc@gosh.nhs.uk.
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CC/024 HARINGEY WARRIORS YOUTH ORGANISATION
The Haringey Warriors Youth Organisation (HWYO) is a community group that provides youth services in north London. It has been established since December 3rd, 2001, providing sessions in sport and music based activities. HWYO has upwards of 700 registered members with over 100 children and young people using its services weekly, a number that is growing as more children and young people become aware of HWYO and what they offer. HWYO is creating positive community leaders who approach life with a different attitude and who empower themselves and their community. HWYO is providing The Professional Clubs and Sports Coaching Program, The Get Qualified Project, HWYO Sports-Camps and Peace In The Community Showcase, combined with youth mentoring. These projects are a unique approach to working with children and young people, designed and implemented by HWYO. The way HWYO has combined different learning aspects into the projects makes it very special in comparison with other service providers. When participants experience the combination they must have more. HWYO is about enabling children and young people to make a change in their own lives their family’s lives and the lives of the people living in their community. HWYO provides disadvantaged children and young people with life skills and steers them away from anti-social behaviour and crime. Life skills involve confidence building, anger management, understanding people, character building, personal development, family development, inter-personal relationship building, leadership skills, working with others and creating friendships. The community that HWYO seeks to serve is ethnically and socially diverse. By bringing together young people in this community, HWYO enables young people to share ideas and learn from each other and about different cultures. HWYO links with, and adds value to, current council projects and local service providers. HWYO targets children and young people between the ages of 6 and 25, with learning sessions taking place during their free time. Contact: Mr. Jesse Peters. Address: 99 Granville Road, Wood Green, London N22 5LR. Tel.: 0208 888 6629. Fax: 0208 888 6629. E-mail: Haringeywarriors@aol.com.
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CC/025 HCPT GROUP 21
HCPT Group 21 is part of the international children’s charity HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust. HCPT Group 21 organises a number of events during the year including a Christmas Party for one hundred disabled and disadvantaged youngsters. The charity also holds a number of day trips for smaller groups of about fifteen youngsters as well as the annual one week pilgrimage holiday to Lourdes at Easter which consists of a group of fifteen children and twenty helpers (including a Group Leader, nurse and Chaplain). Some of these helpers are Sixth Form students from local secondary schools who also need some financial support to be able to take part. These activities help volunteers to be fully involved in their local community and and encourage disabled and disadvantaged youngsters to gain self esteem and feel part of the community in which they live. There are a variety of ways in which sponsors can help the work of HCPT and the cost of some items is listed below. Contact: Patrick Kelleher, Deputy Group Leader. Address: 9 Appleford House, Bosworth Road, London W10 5EQ. Tel.: 07736 038789. Fax: 01226 720706. E-mail: patrick2.kelleher@uwe.ac.uk.
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Current opportunities

Drinks/ice cream on a day out or at a Café in Lourdes - £100
Day-out in London (includes transport and venue costs) - £200
Sponsorship of a Volunteer (60% of full fare) - £300
Sponsorship of one child on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes - £550
Sponsorship of Group Sweatshirts - £750

 

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CC/026
LEARNING THROUGH LANDSCAPES
Learning Through Landscapes is 'The UK School Grounds Charity' and its mission is 'to ensure that children enjoy the opportunities and experiences that well planned and designed school grounds can offer'. LTL has a portfolio of national and regional educational and environmental projects available for sponsorship, linked to promoting and enhancing the development, use and value of school grounds. These include National School Grounds Week, a national award scheme, a major secondary school grounds campaign and a cause-related marketing project. Contact: Stephen Webb, Head of Fundraising. Address: South Side Offices, The Law Courts, Winchester SO23 9DL. Tel.: 01962-846258. Fax: 01962-869099. E-mail: swebb@ltl.org.uk.
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CC/027 THE LOWE SYNDROME TRUST
The Lowe Syndrome Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funding for medical research into the incurable children's disease called Lowe Syndrome - sadly life expectancy is short. To date the Trust has set up a UK Scientific Advisory Board of eminent professors of medicine and awarded four UK medical research grants to Great Ormond Street, University College London, Imperial College and Dundee University. The Trust has also contributed funding to three USA projects. The children are loving, affectionate, happy children in spite of the horrendous features of the disease - blindness, seizures, arthritis and much more. Contact: Lorraine Thomas, Chair. Address: 77 West Heath Road, London NW3 7TH. Tel.: 0208 458 6791. Fax: 0208 455 2680. E-mail: lthomas@care4free.net.
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CC/028 MISSING PEOPLE
Missing People provides support for missing children, vulnerable adults and families left in limbo. The charity offers families of the missing specialist advice and practical support as well as searching - securing publicity that could end years of heartache. Missing People relies on donations from individuals and companies in order to provide its services and reunite families. This year the organisation offers a new opportunity: to sponsor a phone and help the charity to provide hope and support to children like Sam. Sam ran away to escape his father's constant abuse. He was alone in a phone box late at night when he contacted Missing People. Sam said that no one cared, that he had nowhere to go and that he wanted to hurt himself. With sponsors' help, Missing People will be there for every desperate caller like Sam. In return, Missing People will provide    the sponsor's name or company logo on www.missingpeople.org.uk (50,000 visitors a month)    a recognition plaque at Missing People HQ    recognition in supporter communications    PR activity throughout the campaign    a 'Thank you' letter from Sir Trevor McDonald. "Most importantly, you will receive a full update of who your company has helped. We have a range of other opportunities to support our work, from sponsorship of our flagship running event, spaces for your company's team at the Virgin London Marathon, to getting your company to take on a challenge for the charity; or it might be as simple as setting up a payroll giving scheme at your work or even recycling your old mobile phones. We also need volunteers throughout the year across the charity, so, whatever time and skills you have, we'd love to hear from you. Whatever you, or your company, do it will ensure our phones are there 24 hours a day to help young people like Sam. Call us now on 020 8392 4510 or email marketing@missingpeople.org.uk to discuss ways you or your company can help". Contact: Pete Richardson, Marketing Officer. Address: 284 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7JE. Tel.: 020 8392 4516. Fax: 020 8878 7752. E-mail: pete.richardson@missingpeople.org.uk.
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CC/029
NCH ACTION FOR CHILDREN
Contact for information about how companies can get involved: Sally Torrington. Tel: 0207-704-7167. Switchboard: 0207-704-7000. Fax: 0207-226-2537. Address: NCH Action For Children, 85 Highbury Park, London N5 1UD. E-mail: sallyt@nchafc.org.uk.
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CC/030
THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BUREAU
Companies can help by sponsoring a project or event. Contact the Fundraising Office. Tel.: 0207-843-6320. Fax: 0207-843-6306. Address: 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE. E-mail: fundraising@ncb.org.uk.
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CC/031
THE NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
As the only UK charity dedicated to all deaf children and young people, the NDCS is able to 'think global' - but it 'acts local' through a network of advisers and 127 groups. There is a wide range of sponsorship packages to choose from, funding everything from high profile community projects to family-friendly resources. Contact: Joanna Conlon, Corporate Fundraising Officer. Tel: 020-7490-8656. E-mail: joanna@ndcs.org.uk.
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CC/032
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC)
Contact: Alex McDowell, Community Appeals Manager. Address: NSPCC London, 3rd Floor, Arnold House, 36-41 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3EL. Tel.: 020 7596 3700. Fax 020 7596 3737. E-mail: amcdowell@nspcc.org.uk.
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CC/033 NETHERLEY VALLEY CHILDCARE INITIATIVES
Netherley Valley Childcare Initiatives are seeking a sponsor to support this community childcare organisation in enhancing the lives of families with children. They are committed to providing quality childcare training to people over the age of twenty-five years and then employing their graduates within their mobile creche service operating across Merseyside. Developments are underway to create a home sitting service for vulnerable families, parents with sick or disabled children, lone parents, new parents and those wishing to return to work or education. Their highly trained nursery nurses provide rich and varied learning activities within the family home rather than at a day care setting. The organisation is a social enterprise and charity seeking to strengthen the family by creating worthwhile opportunities for parents and children. Contact: Diane Severs, General Manager. Address: The Business Centre, 304 Childwall Valley Road, Belle Vale, Liverpool L25 2RJ. Tel.: 0151 498 4408. Fax: 0151 487 6147. E-mail: nvci.4@virgin.net.
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CC/034 NEW PATHWAYS
New Pathways is a registered charity supporting men, women and children who have suffered trauma due to rape and sexual abuse. It is the first organisation in Wales to house a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). The organisation offers counselling and support to all children, regardless of the trauma suffered. New Pathways is seeking a sponsor who can help in any way. Contact: Peter Green. Address: 57-58 Lower Thomas Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0AD. Tel.: 01685 379310. E-mail: newpath7@aol.com.
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CC/035 OCEAN YOUTH TRUST NORTH WEST
Ocean Youth Trust North West (OYTNW) operates a 76-foot traditionally rigged gaff ketch out of Liverpool. The trust sends young, disadvantaged people on 5-6 night voyages on the Irish Sea. Berths sell for an average cost of about £300 each, but this only covers about 65% of the organisation's total overheads. OYTNW are always looking for grants/ donations/sponsorships, so that the young people of the North West can benefit from an experience that will change their life. Any amount would be most welcome. Contact: Gill McKinnon, Office Manager. Address: Unit 4, 7 Brandon Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5HN. Tel.: 0151 666 1664. Fax: 0151 666 1664. E-mail: info@oytnw.org.uk.
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CC/036 OCEAN YOUTH TRUST SOUTH
Ocean Youth Trust South is a registered educational charity (no. 1079959) which offers adventure sail training to young people aged 12-25 on board the 72-foot yacht John Laing. The organisation gives young crew members the chance to overcome personal challenges and achieve things they would never have believed themselves capable of doing. They would like to hear from sponsors who are interested in being associated with their work in one of three ways: 1. Major sponsors are sought to help replace John Laing with an exciting modern vessel that should set the standard for sail training yachts for years to come. Naming rights and other sponsorship benefits are available - there is a £1.4 million appeal. 2. Sponsorship is also sought in connection with the vessel's maintenance and refit (there is an annual £60,000 appeal). 3. Bursary funding for deserving and disadvantaged young people who cannot otherwise afford to sail is also sought. Costs are as follows: £325 per person for a five night voyage; £3,900 for a full group of twelve young people. The charity is seeking support currently for groups including siblings of life-limited children in local hospices; for a Portsmouth-based teenage sea shanty group to sail to a festival and perform there; for young carers, homeless teenagers and victims of bullying or abuse; and also for people with physical or learning difficulties. Adult sailing, corporate days, client days and marketing opportunities are also available to sponsors. Contact: Caroline White. Address: Ocean Youth Trust, PO Box 203, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 9AZ. Tel.: 0845 365 6781. E-mail: webmaster1@oytsouth.org.
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CC/037 OPPORTUNITY LINKS
Opportunity Links is a childcare information service, working closely with the Department of Education & Skills to support working parents. Opportunity Links has recently developed a Working Families Tax Credit Calculator to help parents work out their tax credit entitlements. Following its initial success, the organisation is now looking for sponsorship to send the calculator to relevant organisations such as colleges and libraries throughout the country. Contact: Steve, Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator. Address: Opportunity Links, Trust Court, The Vision Park, Histon, Cambridge CB4 9PW. E-mail: steve@opp-links.org.uk.
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CC/038 REBOUNDERS
Rebounders is a registered charity that provides trampoline therapy to children and adults with any type of special needs or disability. It is based in Cardiff and serves the South Wales area. It has over seventy members currently attending each week, varying in age from two to 64 (the majority are children). Members range from those with minor language or coordination problems to those with little or no speech, understanding or mobility. The charity is staffed mainly by volunteers, and all the coaches are fully qualified to work with special needs clients. Sponsorship is sought to help Rebounders establish its own disability trampolining venue in Cardiff to provide a safe and relaxed environment for these children to meet and play, rather than being restricted to hiring a court in a leisure centre, with all the many distractions around. Sponsorship will also help them meet the demands of an ever-growing waiting list. Contact: Heather Sargent. Address: 26 Cheriton Drive, Thornhill, Cardiff CF14 9DF. Tel.: 029 2075 9196. E-mail: heather@rebounders-tramp.co.uk.
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CC/039 ROB BURTON SOCCER SCHOOL
Rob Burton Soccer School is a soccer school for disabled children and young people. A sponsor would have pride of place on the school's website which attracts a large number of hits each month, as well as shirt sponsorship and name checks when the team is featured on local radio and newspaper media. Newspaper articles would be reproduced on the club website. "The domain name www.disabilityfootball.com has proved to be a massive hit all over the world!", says Rob Burton. "With such an amazing domain name the money from sponsorship would go to promoting my disabled soccer school and expanding it into wheelchair sports and other specialist areas". Contact: Rob Burton. Tel.: 07974 121 701. E-mail: rburton1978@yahoo.co.uk
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CC/040
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Sponsorship opportunities are available for a special corporate hospitality package at Christmas time. Other opportunities also available throughout the year. Contact: 0207 012 6409. Tel.: 0207 012 6409. E-mail: s.cunningham@savethechildren.org.uk. Address: 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD. In Scotland, contact Mary or Clare on 0131-527-8222. E-mail: m.cresswell@scfuk.org.uk.
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CC/041 SCOTT MALVERN
Scott Malvern is a talented young motor racing driver who has followed the same career path through karting that launched the career of Lewis Hamilton. Like Lewis, he hails from a very ordinary working class background. Having impressed British Champion Formula Ford team Jamun Racing in a test, he accepted an opportunity to work for them as a race engineer when he couldn't raise the funding to drive. He is unique in this position in that, as well as being an excellent driver, he has a sound knowledge of car set up and engineering. Jamun have put him back in the car as driver at the end of this season and he has impressed them greatly. He has also been offered tests with two other teams and was equally impressive; enough to be offered a deal to sign as a race driver at subsidised cost - but Scott has very little funding available. He therefore seeks a backer to underwrite his race costs and in turn will give a good return on that investment. Motor racing is a very exciting sport and it presents many opportunities and benefits to investors. "This is not a begging bowl or money pit. Scott will give a real return on your investment. He will also use his motorsport activity to raise funding and awareness for his chosen charity, The Haven House Children's Hospice. Don't let this opportunity and his rare talent go to waste!" Contact: Dominic Malvern. Tel.: 07890 117414. Address: 9 Fencepiece Road, Barkingside, Ilford IG6 2LY. E-mail: dominicmalvern@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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CC/042 SCOTTISH FREE BIKERS
Scottish Free Bikers is a group of motorcyclists trying to raise money for Yorkhill Children's Foundation in Glasgow, as well as raising money to get children in Vietnam out of slums and into schools. "All the expenses of the group come out of our own pockets. Every penny given to us as a donation is therefore given directly to the children - making us one of the only 100% donation fundraising groups I know of. We have been running events and collections and have many more planned, although we do need help to afford to keep doing these so that we can maximise our help to the children. Any money we get from a sponsor will mean we can pay for more venues for more fundraising events - any help would be great as we are currently using our own personal funds to pay for them. We have secured some major players in television, radio and newspapers, as well as a celebrity, to back us. All the events we run are advertised in these media. The website is currently being updated and upgraded by one of these companies". Contact: Alun Brydon. Address: 125 Westland Drive, Glasgow G14 9PF. Tel.: 07812 602938. E-mail:
alunb@scottishfreebikers.com.
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CC/043 SIERRA LEONE WAR TRUST FOR CHILDREN (SLWT)
SLWT (a registered charity) works to promote the education, health, rehabilitation and self-sufficiency of children and youth affected by war in Sierra Leone through advocacy and the provision of financial and technical support. Its vision is to become an authority on the welfare of the war-affected children of Sierra Leone, and secure a better future for them. The charity organises a wide variety of events in support of its activities. Contact: Folu Olajide, Project Co-ordinator. Address: 7 Thornton's Road, Potter's Bar, Little Heath, Herts. EN6 1JJ. Tel.: +44 208 874 2051. E-mail: info@slwt.org.
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CC/044 SOUND:CHECK: LIVE AT ST JOHN'S (MUSIC FOR CHILDHOPE)
Sound:check is a night of live music with a difference: artists perform in a manner that best suits the venue. "During the sound check we film a song from each artist to provide beautifully shot and directed HD live music videos (to view these please visit our website). All profits from ticket sales go to the charity ChildHope. Sponsorship would provide the opportunity to be connected to a music event which champions raw talent and musical integrity. We are a very new concept. Our pilot event took place on March 2nd, 2013. We sold over five hundred tickets and had a special guest appearance from Willy Mason. Consequent reviews and feedback from the night were extremely positive, describing it as 'magic' and 'uplifting'. Each set performed is one-off because of the instrumental set-up. Therefore our videos and audio recordings are completely original. This is a big USP and one that is currently helping to make our videos viral. Due to the acoustics in the church venue and the sound team, the sound quality produced from our live performances is very high. We not only produce high quality live events but also videos that are not to be beaten in the quality of their audio and definition. We secured exclusives in Q Mag and Clash for two of the videos and they have also been recommended by Mercury Prize as well as being re-tweeted by celebrities as diverse as Jon Snow, Charlotte Church and The Fugees. The concept behind the videos is to provide honest but engaging live music videos that compliment the music. This is something we feel is currently lacking in the music industry and the excitement that they are currently generating supports this. We would be delighted to discuss sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Marie-Claire Denyer. E-mail:
marie-claire@soundcheckchannel.com.
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CC/045 SPEEDMARK (SPORT & LEISURE) LTD.
SpeedMark are actively seeking a sponsorship partner or partners. The company works within primary and secondary schools throughout Great Britain, employing ex-professional footballers to carry out unique football fundraising events. To date they have been in front of 425,000 children aged from 4-16, and will be in front of a further 225,000 children of the same age over the next twelve months. This figure represents a major opportunity for potential sponsors, whose brand would also be seen by an average of 2.21 million parents and guardians. Speedmark have raised over £500,000 for schools - and have endorsements from the Rt. Hon Richard Caborn MP, Minister for Sport, Sport England and the Professional Footballers Association (the PFA), of which they are extremely proud. This is an ideal opportunity for a child-friendly brand to be associated with an established and fast growing company in the primary and secondary school market. Contact: Nick Palich, Marketing Director. Address: Speedmark, 3rd Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW. Tel.: 01254 230099. Fax: 01254 382282. E-mail: nickpalich@speedmark.org.
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CC/046
SPORTS LEADERS UK
Back in September 2004, the operating name of the British Sports Trust (BST) was changed to Sports Leaders UK, its motto: ‘Inspiring people and communities through leadership qualifications in sport’. As part of the change process and positioning on the National Qualification Framework, Sports Leaders UK have also developed existing award titles and created new awards, all of which are available for sponsorship. The awards are as follows:     the Young Leader Award is for children aged between 9 and 13 years; the Sports Leaders UK Young Leader Award can aid in learning through being actively involved and sharing out the responsibilities when playing games; participants will eventually be able to take on the role of leader; it is appropriate for use in primary and secondary schools as well as sports clubs, uniformed organisations and other community groups    the Award in Dance Leadership is for people interested in dance; Sports Leaders UK's Award in Dance Leadership will help them to develop vital skills for life such as planning and organising oneself and others, teamwork, communication and motivation; the award can be a stepping-stone to employment, further education or training; above all, it’s a fun course, open to all, that helps people to grow and develop    Key Skills in Sports Leadership - Sports Leaders UK have been working in partnership with OCR (the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examinations boards) to produce Sports Leaders UK's Key Skills In Sports Leadership, a set of support materials to assist learners in gathering portfolios of evidence required to achieve key skills through sports leadership; Key Skills are nationally recognised standards of achievements in skills related to life; they allow learners to prove their ability to use certain transferable skills, equipping them for the workplace and further education    Women, Get Set, Go! - as an award designed specifically for women, Sports Leaders UK's Women, Get Set, Go! has been developed by the Women's Sport Foundation, with the support of Sports Leaders UK and Sport England and is based on a highly successful Norwegian model. Women, Get Set, Go! is a personal development programme, which is intended to provide a springboard for women into sport or activity leadership, whether as coaches, leaders, administrators or officials. Everyone can gain from involvement in the Sports Leader Awards, say the organisation, whether through a more active, healthier lifestyle, the satisfaction of contributing to community life, meeting new people through sport - or simply through the confidence that comes from developing leadership potential and skills for life. Contact: Midge Blake, Commercial Development Director. Address: British Sports Trust, 23-25 Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes MK14 6LY. Tel.: 01908 689190. Fax: 01908 393744. E-mail: mblake@sportsleaders.org.
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