The Candis Big Give is a fundraising initiative involving charities and their supporters.
Summer’s here, which is a sociable time for many of us as we gather with family and friends to make the most of the warmer season. In this month’s issue of Candis, we hear how two Candis Big Give charities are helping to create sociable activities and build valuable support networks for many people during their most difficult times, and why they believe friendships are so important.
Joss Searchlight raised £11,130 in The Candis Big Give, which will help them to reduce the isolation of families affected by childhood cancer, get families talking, and arrange social events and gatherings to bring families together. We hear from the charity’s founder why this makes such as difference to families.
You can also find out how Dorset Blind Association are reducing social isolation and improving the quality of life for people with sight loss in Dorset through their social and activity clubs.
For now, check out this video by children’s charity Action Medical Research, who raised £34,575 in The Candis Big Give to fund cutting-edge medical research across the UK. The video features one of the charity’s dynamic young researchers in genetics, explaining why she’s an ‘Action Hero’.
How buying a subscription helps: In 2016 Candis Club will donate a minimum of £250,000 from members’ magazine subscription revenue, via Gift Aid, to The Charities Aid Foundation. Up to £250,000 will be passed to health charities taking part in The Candis Big Give. Any remaining monies will go to charities at the discretion of the General Committee of Candis Club.
We never forget that it is your subscriptions to Candis that have enabled Candis Club to give such huge amounts to charities over the years. Since 1962, the total raised is £54,841,388. Click here to learn more about the Candis story.
Scroll down to find out more about the charities that participated in this year’s Candis Big Give!
Christopher Hampson explains how The Lullaby Trust charity helped his family
Dr Sally Chappell explains why The University of Nottingham’s research is so important
Vicky Cunningham from Merseyside, tells how Dreamflight gave her son the trip of a lifetime
Katie shares how Road Victims Trust helped her and her family to cope with the tragic loss of her son
Dianne explains how Joss Searchlight makes a difference to families of children with cancer
Becky Turnbull explains how Sebastian’s Action Trust has helped her son Ethan
Roz Tranfield reveals why The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is so important