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Get your tickets for our award winning ‘A Bellyful of Laughs’

Tickets are available now for our award winning comedy night, ‘A Bellyful of Laughs’.

Taking place this year on Thursday 13th February in The Kings Hall at The Grand Hotel in Leicester city centre, tickets are just £25 to include a two course dinner and a range of comedy acts.

The night is part of the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.

For more information and to get your tickets click here.

We hope to see you there for a great night.

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Funky Scarf Day is nearly here!

This year’s Wear a Funky Scarf Day takes place on Friday 24th January.

To get involved simply wear your favourite or most funky scarf and give a donation of your choice or organise other fundraising activity to help ensure local people in need are warm, safe and fed this winter.

It is a great way for schools and businesses to show their support and we have posters, stickers, balloons etc. available for those taking part.

Email rachel.markham@charity-link.org to get your free resources for visit www.charity-link.org/funkyscarfday for more info.

Please also share your photos on social media, using the hashtag #funkyscarfday

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Skipton Building Society Award

We were delighted to hear in December that we’d been selected for one of 40 £1,000 grants, distributed by Skipton Building Society as part of their new Community Giving Campaign.

The campaign invited brokers and employees of intermediary firms to nominate a housing or homelessness cause, which they actively support, to receive one of 40 £1000 donations.

Thanks to Rajesh Modha from Finance Lab for nominating us for an award, which will help to provide essential items to those in need, including those who are trying to create a home after a period of homelessness.

Susan McEniff, Director of Charity Link, says of the award:

“Charity Link believes that everyone deserves to be warm, safe and fed and by working in a unique way (untapping funds from charitable trusts across the UK) we can turn every £10 donation into £50 of essential items for people in need across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

This means that the donation will actually provide £5,000 worth of vital support, such as beds, cookers and washing machines, which will ensure that many vulnerable people are looking forward to a much brighter 2020!

On behalf of the whole team at Charity Link and the clients that are being helped as a result of this kind donation, a huge thank you to Skipton Building Society and to Rajesh Modha of Finance Lab who kindly nominated us for support.”

 

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We are looking for a Trust Administration Assistant

We are currently looking for a Trust Administration Assistant to join the friendly team at our Leicester city centre office.

Please see our vacancies page for full details on the role and how to apply.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on Monday 9th December. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 16th December.

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Charity Link Sleepover – now open for registrations!

How do you fancy doing something amazing to kick off 2020?!

Join us for the Charity Link Sleepover this January – no training required – just some warm clothes, a sleeping bag and a sense of adventure!

Registration is open now for this memorable ‘challenge’ on Friday 24th Jan (we start at 8pm and finish with a breakfast bap at at 8am on the Saturday morning).

It’s all about facing bit of hardship for one night so others don’t have to.

Last time it was tough (the experience stays with you) but I think everyone also gained something special from taking part. Why don’t you reserve that slot in your 2020 diary – there are individual and team entries – who can you encourage to share this unique evening with? 

Find out more here.

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Raise funds when doing your Christmas shopping!

If you are shopping online this Christmas (or at any time of year!), did you know that you can help raise extra funds for Charity Link – at no extra cost to you?!

Shop via the Easy Fundraising website – it links to a range of big retailers and each time you shop (rather than going to the retailers websites direct) we get a donation (at no extra cost to you) www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charitylink

If you shop via Amazon – instead of going to amazon.co.uk type in Smile.amazon.co.uk     It’s the same usual Amazon service but you can choose a charity to support (we are listed here as Leicester Charity Organisation Society) and again we then receive a donation each time you shop.

You can also raise funds when you book restaurant tables and hotels online at Charitable Bookings – https://charitablebookings.com/

More details on all of these at:

http://charity-link.org/get-involved/fundraising/online-fundraising/

Please share with family and friends too – the pennies really do add up!

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Congratulations Sue!

Congratulations to our Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Sue McEniff, who was the runner-up in a category of 16 other finalists in the ‘Outstanding Women of Charity Impact – Charity and Voluntary Award 2019’ category of the East Midlands Women’s Awards held recently in Nottingham, in recognition of her work here at Charity Link.