Yes Let’s Appeal
Support our appeal and help put the creativity back into childhood in Barton Hill, across Bristol and beyond.
A child’s eyes see the world differently. Their curiosity can make a journey into an adventure. They embody possibility, imagination and freedom of thought.
But, society is changing before our eyes and with it too childhood is changing.
Barton Hill, where Travelling Light are based, has the highest number of children aged 0-15 of any ward in Bristol. It also has some of the highest levels of child poverty anywhere in the city. Opportunities for play and creativity are few and far between in a landscape of uncertainty. The few spaces that remain more often than not fall to those who have the resources to seek them out and to access them.
With children facing issues such as poverty, hunger and housing it is easy to forget that in addition to their basic needs, children also deserve to play, create and imagine. These things are also crucial to their wellbeing. Stories transport children beyond the world they live in, sparking their imaginations and igniting their curiosity.
Our Yes Let’s Appeal aims to raise £50,000 to invest in childhood, and the opportunity for children to make, be part of and experience great stories.
Until 31st August, 2019, every £1 raised will be matched £1 for £1 in money from Arts Council England’s Catalyst Fund. Giving us the potential to double our target and raise an amazing £100,000 to put the creativity back in to childhood in Barton Hill, across Bristol and beyond.
Can we do this? Yes Let’s!
Download our fundraising pack here, full of ideas and tips to raise money!
FUNDRAISE through a challenge or an event in your home, school or workplace
DONATE to the appeal, a donation large or small will make a real difference
SHARE the appeal with your friends or select us as your chosen charity on social media
MAKE, bake and sell for the appeal and donate the proceeds
TAKE PART - In one of our Yes Let's events or run your own using the Yes Let's Fundraising Pack
YES LET's DINE
Download our Yes Let's Dine pack for your fundraising dinner party event!
YES LET'S DAY | 18th July
Ask your school or office to take part in Yes Let's Day on 18th July, wear a funny/silly/quirky hat and raise funds for the appeal. Your school/office could also take part in a 10 minut multi-location activity of the game Yes Let's - we could have the world's biggest game of Yes Let's!
YES LET'S PICNIC | 12th - 18th August
Organise your own fundraising picnic for the Yes let’s Picnic Week. Choose a great spot for your picnic – maybe it is your garden or your local park – just don’t forget to ask your grown up and to invite your friends and family! For tips on how to run your event download the Yes Let's Picnic Pack.
Come along to our Yes Let's Big Picnic with Terry from Gerat British Bake Off 2018, on 18th August 2019, at Windmill Hill City Farm, 12pm-3pm. For more information visit our Facebook page.
- Download the Yes Let's Fundraising Pack for ideas and useful templates to help you run your very own Yes Let's event or challenge.
- Download the Yes Let's Picnic Pack, with all you need to make your own fantastic picnic fundraiser, including hints and tips, special recipies, bunting templates and more.
- Download the Yes Let's Dine pack, featuring featuring everything you need to make your fundraising dinner party fun!
- Planning a sponsored challenge, cake sale or another activity for the appeal? Download a Yes Let's Certificate to commemorate what you and your supporters have achieved. Post a picture with your certificate on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or send it to us by email and we'll give you a special public thank you from the team!
- Download a Yes Let's Day letter to take to your school.
For more information, support with your Yes Let's activity or to let us know about any fundraising events, sponsored challenges or anything else you have planned for the appeal contact Georgina Densley, Participation Director: email@example.com | 0117 3773 162
To donate £5, text PLAY002 to 70970