The Gazette - February 2020

Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Treasurer’s Report

We now have Linda Innes, our new fundraiser, onboard. She has plenty of experience in fundraising and is enthusiastic about our charity. I am looking forward to helping Linda draw up a fundraising strategy to make maximum use of our organisation’s resources and concentrate efforts where it is most needed.

Charity Job was the recruitment service who helped us to find Linda. Following on from her appointment we heard that our name would be put forward to a committee at Charity Job to be considered for a donation. We were successful and we received the wonderful gift of £4,200.

If you are shopping online please remember that at no cost to you there are fundraising initiatives available to raise funds for the BCA. Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of a purchase price and Give as you Live allows you to shop with many different retailers, including holiday firms and utilities companies, and a percentage of the total is given to the BCA.

I bought some BCA sweatshirts in November and sold several at our Autumn tournament. They are available at £10 each. I will be bringing them to BCA events, along with BCA polo shirts and drawstring bags.

Gill Smith, Treasurer