Monday, 12 September 2011

A Great Day for Giving World at Leicester Market

It was a Sunday well spent when Giving World took part in the first Our Leicester Day at the city’s market.

For one day, the market was taken over by local community organisations, clubs, societies and voluntary groups.

It was a chance for ourselves and the other organisations including Loros, Menphys, Citizens' Eye Community News Agency and the University of Leicester to promote the work we do for the people of Leicester and Leicestershire.

It was a showcase of what goes on, in and around the neighbourhood and a real diversity of activities, cultures and interests were on display, together with street performers, musicians and the talents that make Leicester the place to be.

It was an ideal way for Brian Langton and Andrew Punshon, our newly appointed Project Officer and Marketing, Communications and PR Officer to meet members of the public and spread the word about Giving World.

We handed out more than 300 postcards as well as several dozen booklets outlining the good work done by Giving World in matching businesses with surplus goods to people in need through our partner charities.

Elsewhere, Adam Daley, our Fundraising and Income Generation Officer will soon be breaking the pain barrier to raise funds for Giving World when he takes part in The Great Kibworth Run on Sunday, September 25.

He said: “This is a great opportunity for someone to benefit from my pain! It's a half marathon, 13 miles and the very first one I've ever tried.

“I've chosen to raise money for Giving World because it's a really great charity that I've come to know and believe in, they do some very good work and I've been fortunate enough to witness some of it first hand.

“£100 means Giving World can reach 72 people in need, so if I can reach my target of £300 that's 216 people who will receive important necessities.'’

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