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Tickets now available for A Bellyful of Laughs

Join us for our annual and now award winning* ‘A Bellyful of Laughs’ event – part of the Leicester Comedy Festival – which takes place each February.

The 2019 event will take place on the evening of Thursday 7th February at the The Fish & The Chip restaurant in Leicester City Centre.

For just £25 pp you will be treated to a range of comedy acts, lead by local comedy start Anthony King, along side two courses of delicious grub.

With a raffle of great prizes on the night, last years event raised over £1,000 so this is a great way to have a fab night out whilst helping local people in need.

Tickets available now in our online shop.

We hope to see you there!

*Charity Link’s A Bellyful of Laughs event was awarded with the community award in the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards!

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Get your ‘Wear A Funky Scarf Day’ stickers and posters

We’d love to have you support for Wear a Funky Scarf Day, our annual dress up event which takes place this year on Friday 25th January.

Simply wear your favourite or most funky scarf and give a donation of your choice to help buy more essential items for local people in need.

For schools and businesses taking part, contact us for free posters to help promote the day and stickers to give out to everyone showing their support.

Full details of this event at www.charity-link.org/funkyscarfday 

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Could you brave the cold and cobbles to help buy beds for local people in need?

We are currently looking for guests to join us for the Charity Link Sleepover which starts at 8pm on Saturday 26th January in at our Leicester city centre office courtyard.

All guests have a £60 fundraising target which will actually help to provide a bed and bedding for two local people in need – so by facing a little cold and discomfort for a night you will be helping to improve the lives of people who face daily hardship.

All the details and an information pack can be found at www.charity-link.org/sleepover

If you can’t take part yourself but would like to support this event, you can support the team by giving at donation of your choice.  We have an online sponsorship page here.

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Christmas opening hours

Our Christmas opening hours are:
Close 3.30pm Christmas Eve.
Shut – Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Open as normal on 27th December.
Close at 3.30pm on New Years Eve.
Shut – New Years Day
2nd January – Open as normal
We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Thanks to everyone who helped create magic this Christmas!

Thank you so much all the amazing local businesses, organisations, trusts and others who lent their support for Magical Christmas, our event at Curve Theatre on 15th December 2018, including our key sponsors, Rachel Hargrave, Glynis Wright and Co Family Solicitors and Roy Wood.

Thanks to the support received, we were able to invite over 330 vulnerable people, including over 200 children, to this event where they got to have something hot to eat, enjoy a visit from Santa who gave out selection boxes and enjoy stories, songs and entertainment before watching either White Christmas or The Cat in The Hat.

Feedback received includes:

“Honestly thank you so much. I’ve been sat in tears over it. Been struggling so much and my daughter wanted to go and I knew I couldn’t’ afford tickets, so this is just an amazing present. I can’t thank you enough.”   

Absolutely blown away”

“My children have never been to anything like this before”

“It’s fun, I love it”

 “Truly a magical experience. Both kids couldn’t stop smiling!”

“You brought laughter to my lips at a difficult time!”

“Had a brilliant time” 

 

View some of the photos from the event on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/charitylink 

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Are you a trustee of a local charity which has received a letter regarding the Revitalising Trusts Programme? 

Local charities are being urged not to panic if they have received an email from the Charity Commission advising them to transfer their funds or wind up their charity.

The ‘Revitalising Trusts Programme’ has been targeted at charities with low levels of expenditure, and asks charities to take action within four weeks or risk being investigated.

Charity Link wants to reassure charity Trustees that there are other options available.

Director of Marketing & Fundraising, Susan McEniff, said: “Trustees may be worried about the communication they have received from the Revitalising Trusts Programme.  We want local Trustees to know that there are other options besides those detailed, and that Trustees should always seek independent advice before deciding to close their charity or transfer its assets to another body.  Charity Link would be pleased to offer advice and support to any Trustees who are worried.”

For advice please contact Susan on (0116) 222 2200 or email: susan.mceniff@charity-link.org

For details of Charity Link’s Trust Administration Services click here.

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A Bellyful of Laughs tickets on sale now!

Join us for our annual and now award winning* ‘A Bellyful of Laughs’ event – part of the Leicester Comedy Festival – which takes place each February.

The 2019 event will take place on the evening of Thursday 7th February at the The Fish & The Chip restaurant in Leicester City Centre.

For just £25 pp you will be treated to a range of comedy acts, lead by local comedy start Anthony King, along side two courses of delicious grub.

With a raffle of great prizes on the night, last years event raised over £1,000 so this is a great way to have a fab night out whilst helping local people in need.

Tickets available now in our online shop.

We hope to see you there!

*Charity Link’s A Bellyful of Laughs event was awarded with the community award in the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards!

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Will you be getting FUNKY in January?

Our annual dress up event, Wear a Funky Scarf Day, will take place on Friday 25th January 2019.

We’d love to hear from schools and businesses who are interested in getting involved – we really need your support!

The day is so simple; wear your favourite or most funky scarf and give a donation of your choice or organise extra fundraising activities on the day.

Funds raised will help local people to be warm, safe and fed this winter.  Raise just £25 and you’ll help to buy a bed for a local child in need.

You can order a fundraising pack (containing stickers and balloons) to support the day or just take part (we’d love to see your photos).

Find out more about Wear A Funky Scarf Day here

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Sleepover 2019 info pack now out!

Our first every Sleepover in January was such a success that we are running the challenge again in 2019!

Can you last from 8pm on Saturday 26th January until 8am on Sunday 27th January out on the cobbles of the Charity Link courtyard in Leicester City Centre?

To find out more visit our Sleepover page and download our info pack now.

Registration is £15 and challengers are asked to raise £60+ in sponsorship (enough to buy a bed and bedding for two local people in need).

Full details here