This year our Community and Charity priorities will include many of those charities we have supported in previous years and celebrated below, however, we are also very mindful of the impact of COVID-19 on everybody connected with BBEC. We will therefore have an increased focus on supporting local charities and good courses and those charities linked to the health and wellbeing of students. We are also hoping to fundraise for the creation of a BBEC Steel Pan Band which will provide opportunities for engaging students in the wellbeing of other students and community groups.
These are our successes:
Children in Need
BBC Children in Need £64.03 – exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. The vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. BBEC students wore Pudsey/spots and yellow accessories and donated a silver coin.
Hello Yellow – Young Minds £68.11 – Looking after our wellbeing has never been more important. By taking part in #HelloYellow, your support means YoungMinds can help even more young people and their families at a time when it’s needed most. BBEC students wore Yellow accessories and donated a silver coin.
World Biggest COFFE Morning
MacMillan World’s Biggest Coffee morning £210.16 – People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. BBEC 6th Form students invited staff and students to world inspirational cakes and a cuppa
Poppy Appeal £38.11 -ArmisticeDay is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars. Staff and students held a two-minute silence and students made three large montages made out of poppies, this can be seen in the student entrance on the wall.
Kidsmas – Barnardos £52.00 – Christmas is a truly magical time. We want to help people rediscover the magic of Christmas and celebrate children. That’s why we’re calling it Kidsmas.
Throughout December until the Christmas holidays, BBEC students and staff raised funds in various events i.e. guess the weight of the cake, guess the number of sweets in the jar, elderly and golden ticket winner Christmas plus Bingo and concert and selling hamper tickets. The funds raised were split between the following charities:-
Save the Children
Save the Children £105.93 – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event it is held on with of proceeds going to the charity ‘Save the Children’.
Wild heart – Micro Tyco £105.93 – Micro-Tyco is a multi award-winning entrepreneurial training programme for schools, colleges, community groups, universities and organisations.
Darby Rimmer – MND Foundation
Darby Rimmer – MND Foundation £105.93 – After playing professional football since the age of 17 I was forced to retire at the age of 29 after being given the diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND).
Bradford Nightstop £105.93 – Since 1993 Bradford Nightstop has offered free emergency accomodation to homeless young people aged 16 to 25 in the homes of trained volunteers.
Lord Mayors Appeal
Child Bereavement UK not only provide confidential support to families – helping them to rebuild their lives – but also educate professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.