BLT selected as a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund
BLT has been selected as a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund. This means we could be in line for a donation of up to £25,000, which will help enormously towards fixing our leaky roof.
Keep your fingers crossed that the judging panel will choose BLT – the results are due in January. In the meantime, well done to all our fundraising team and thank you to everyone who voted for BLT!
This is all great news, but there’s still a long way to go. So here are more ways you can pitch in and help us to continue raising the money we need…
The Co-op Local Community Fund
This is a fundraising scheme that runs until October 2018. It requires only that you join the Co-op and then once you have your card and membership number, to register BLT as your chosen charity. A percentage of everything that you spend on Co-op branded products will then be allocated to our charity fund. What’s more, there is a dividend paid to yourself so you should be able to recoup your £1 membership fee very quickly.
Further details about participating stores in the Bromley area will be on the website and our understanding is that once you have your membership card and have nominated BLT as your chosen charity you will be eligible to divert some of the cost of your shopping bill into our fund.
Joining is extremely easy – just visit the Co-op website and follow the relevant links.
The Big Give
We have also very recently added BLT’s name to a site for large donors called The Big Give. At this stage we are not expecting the really big donors to be pushing much money in our direction, however we felt it was as well to be set up and ready just in case. So if during your Christmas festivities you find yourself hobnobbing with any big movers and shakers with large pockets, please feel free to mention that we can be easily found by going to The Big Give site and searching for ‘Bromley Little Theatre’.
More Sunday Night Specials for 2018
This month sees the last of our ‘Sunday Night at BLT’ special events for this year. However we felt they were successful enough for us to consider a series of similar events in the 2018. We do have some projects that we are considering but if there is something that you would like to suggest that would in your opinion draw a crowd please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Here are details of our ‘Twas The Night Before Xmas’ flower arranging evening on Dec 10th. tickets are on sale now.
Don’t forget the spare change tin on the bar counter is now available for you to get rid of your old £1 coins. We have already collected a significant amount and would be delighted to receive many many more.
Look out for the ‘Treasure Island’ raffle which will present this month’s lucky winner with a treasure chest full of goodies.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has contributed in some way towards our efforts in this first year of fundraising for the Bromley Little Theatre Development Appeal. We don’t yet have a final figure for how much we have raised but will announce this as soon as possible in the New Year.
We have several ideas in the pipeline to keep up the pressure and hope that next year will see us start to put together some applications for substantial amounts from some of the larger trusts.
Our successes so far this year should stand us in good stead as we begin the real fundraising work in 2018!