EVENTS 2020 - VIRTUAL FAIRS

 

I do hope that this update finds you fit and well and not struggling with the longterm impact of Covid 19 . Sadly most fairs have been cancelled to the end of the year,  and we will very much miss reconnecting with our lovely customers, but the most important thing is that we all keep safe and keep well !

In this changing world we are having to learn to adapt and put the digital world at the forefront of our activities . This does not mean that we have forgotten our customers or the charities we have supported .We have joined together with other small enterprising brands to form a shopping website called www.brilliantlittlebrands.com

As a part of "Brilliant Little Brands", we are  ensuring that we support those charities whose financial needs are not halted by the pandemic. We are offering special discounts together with 10% donation on all sales to charities listed. the codes for which can be found at the checkout on our website.

We have also joined forces with The Charitable Fairs Fund Raising Emporium, featuring all those stalls you know and love [including us!] Follow the link and the instructions and should you place an order we will donate 10% to the CFA charity fund to be distributed between all of the CFA charities. Look for us and a link to our website under Fashion http;//www.charityfairsassociation.co.uk

PLEASE SEE BELOW A LIST OF THE VIRTUAL FAIRS TOGETHER WITH CODES FOR EACH FAIR 

Save the Children Virtual fair takes place between 29th June 2020 and 12th July to access this please look on the Brilliant little brands website ,www.brillinatlittlebrands.com , where you will find us in the clothing section. The  10% charitable code  for this is STC1 which you can add at the check out to our website.

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The next Brilliant Little Brands virtual Fair  CAWC  Chiltern America and will begin on the 13th July through to the 16th July 2020,

JUST GIVING DONATION LINK:  
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/brilliantlittlebrands-CAWC 

Support MNDA with early Christmas shopping! The “CAWC Virtual Christmas in July” kicks off on 13 July hosted at BrilliantLittleBrands.com, featuring 150 brilliant stallholders each donating 10% to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Pick up your early Christmas gifts or something for yourself from clothing,food and drink, jewellery,  accessories, kids,or  home – you name it! Shop at: https://www.brilliantlittlebrands.com/cawc1/ Your shopping will help the Chiltern’s American Women’s Club (CAWC) raise funds for their local Motor Neurone Disease Association to support their “Breathing Support Project”. With additional funds, the 40+ MND sufferers in the Chiltern area could receive transformative care that’s desperately needed.  https://www.mndassociation.org/support-and-information/local-support/branches/chiltern-branch/  Be sure to message the brands with the “CAWC1” reference at the checkout for 10% of your purchase to be donated to MNDA.

Chiltern’s American Women’s Club (CAWC) is a diverse group of women who call The Chilterns, home, either temporarily or permanently. We are a social group with a charity heartbeat. Each year we support a local charity and raise money. Last year our Charity Christmas Bazaar raised over £22,000.

https://cawc.co.uk/

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The Salisbury Hospice Virtual fair begins on 27th July to the 9th August

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The brilliant Project Harar Summer Fair  which takes place from the 9th to the 16th August .

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From September 14th to September 2021:The Dragon fest/city Giving virtual fair 

Following the success of last year, DragonFest is cintinuing as a virtual rathjer than active fair this year due to COVID  The event is raising funds for The Lord Mayors Appeal, A Better City for All, which is supporting three inspirational charities - Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans - to deliver ground breaking programmes and find solutions to some of Londons most pressing societal issues. Together we can not only change people's lives but save them.

Place2Be 75% of mental health issues start in childhood. Every day thousands of children face bullying, abuse, bereavement, family crisis, domestic violence, neglect and trauma. Our partnership with Place2Be is enabling them to deliver a transformational mental health and wellbeing programme, giving children in 180 schools in London access to mental health and emotional support so that children will grow up with prospects not problems.

OnSide Youth Zones are a game changer for young Londoners, by providing 21st century youth provision, offering them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They are building five new state of the art Youth Zones in London to transform communities in areas of high deprivation, helping to get young people off the streets and out of their bedrooms. Two Youth Zones are already open in Barking & Dagenham and Barnet with Croydon opening in September.

Samaritans Every day in the UK, 16 people die by suicide and every 6 seconds someone in crisis contacts Samaritans for help. Being more aware of our own emotional wellbeing and noticing when others are struggling will be a game changer as early interventions can prevent people reaching crisis point. Our partnership has enabled Samaritans to develop and roll out to companies Wellbeing in the Workplace, a revolutionary online wellbeing programme for employees in London and beyond giving them the skills they need to manage their emotional wellbeing, build resilience, and to listen and support those around them.

Find out more about The Lord Mayor's Appeal visit https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/

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Although we are very sad not to be physically at Early Early Christmas Fair at Tidworth this year, we are taking part in a virtual fair ,where yet again we contribute in the same way that we would if we had attended I.e 10% of all takings will go the the Soldiers Charity. This virtual fair takes place between 21st Sept and 1st October and can be accessed via our website and the early early Christmas fair website . So please do take a look and enjoy some 'Happy Shopping', by knowing you are helping those in need.

What do the soldiers charity do?

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need.

We are a grant-making charity, supporting 70,000 people in around 60 countries each year. We do this by awarding grants to individuals and families, and providing essential funding to around 90 charities and organisations that support the Army family. When we hear of a person or family in need, we aim to respond within 48 hours.

https://www.eecfair.org.uk/

The code for this event is :EEVCF

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From the 5th to the 18th October Medical research Beaconsfield Virtual Fair 2020

What do action medical research do? 

Since we began in 1952, Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs to help save and change the lives of babies and children. The prospects for finding new cures and treatments is almost within our grasp. ... With your help, we're determined to change this and make a real difference to children lives.

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 From the 5th to the 18th October 2020:" Newbury Riding for the Disabled":

What do RDA do?

The Riding for the Disabled Association, also known as the RDA is a United Kingdom based charity focused on providing horse-riding and carriage driving lessons to people with both developmental and physical disabilities.

Studies show that a horse's pelvic movement mimics a humans, which provides sensory input to the brain and nervous system. ... Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy (EFET) or Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), can also help with a wide range of mental health problems and learning disabilities.

Studies show that a horse's pelvic movement mimics a humans, which provides sensory input to the brain and nervous system. ... Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy (EFET) or Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), can also help with a wide range of mental health problems and learning disabilities.

https://www.rda.org.uk/

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From the 19th October until the 1st November 2020: "Action Medical Spalding" Virtual fair :

Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people. The charity is currently funding research into conditions including Down syndrome, premature birth, epilepsy, meningitis, nectrotising enterocolitis and rare diseases. Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world!

action.org.uk

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From Sat 24th October to Sunday 29th October the "Westonbirt Virtual Shopping Fair"[ WVSF] in liason with the Charity Fairs association.

The Westonbirt virtual Shopping Fair is part of Home start Stroud district . For those of you who are unfamiliar with this charity,

Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester is a local charity which supports  parents who are going through challenging times located in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire and we are currently developing our service in Gloucester.

Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester is a local charity which supports  parents who are going through challenging times located in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire and we are currently developing our service in Gloucester.

A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful or needed. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

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From October the 26th to November 8th 2020 "The Macmillan Merton Early Early Virtual Christmas Fair"

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.

 In 2018, Macmillan Cancer Support reached 6.7 million people affected by cancer.Cancer touches at least one person we know and love every year.

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From the 2nd November to the 15th November 2020: Chiltern American Women's Virtual Fair: [CAW'S]

Caw's support a different charity every year through their fairs which sadly cannot take place this year due to COVID, but have decided to hold a virtual fair this year

https://cawc.co.uk/

 Their chosen charity for 2020 is the Motor Neurone Disease Associationwww.mndassociation.org

Most MND sufferers die of respiratory failure, within a year of diagnosis. With CAWC support, the 40 + MND sufferers in the Chiltern area (10+ new diagnosed each year), could receive transformative care.

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From the 2nd November to the 15th November 2020  Chuffs Virtual Christmas Fair RDA

RDA What do they do ?:

RDA enriches lives through horses

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 RDA centres all over the UK.

RDA is an inclusive and diverse organisation. We welcome clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism, and there are no age restrictions. Through our network of member groups, RDA is at work in every corner of the UK, in our cities and remote rural areas, bringing the therapy, achievement and fun of horses to as many people as we can.

https://www.rda.org.uk/

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From the 16th November to the 30th November 2020: The Hampshire Virtual  Fair 

 The Hampshire Fair raised over £12,000 in 2019 for the Art Fund, the UK's national charity for art. In 2020, The Fair committee is delighted to be supporting local charities across Hampshire, to help strengthen our community.

Art Fund supports the vital work of museums and galleries across the UK. We give grants to help museums acquire and share works of artsupport the professional development of curators, and inspire and engage new audiences.

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From the 16th to the 29th November 2020 : "Gift of Sight Virtual Fair."

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group transforms lives by saving sight in the world’s most unique region facing decades of conflict resulting in the poorest people lacking the basic privileges of ordinary life.

We are the oldest and only charitable provider of expert eye care in the Middle East and have clinics in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or the ability to pay.

Our main hospital in East Jerusalem has been operating for over 137 years. The hospital is the main provider of eye care for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, and sees many of the most complex eye cases from across the oPt, which are referred to us from medical centres across the West Bank and Gaza. As it is the only charitable provider of eye care, the importance of the hospital for the region cannot be overstated.

St John Eye Hospital has a large outpatients department, specialist eye units, operating theatres and 24-hour eye emergency services.

Our facilities are internationally recognised as operating to the highest standards. St John Eye Hospital recently became the first Palestinian hospital to be awarded the three-year Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. JCI is a US-based organisation that has established patient safety and quality service standards for health facilities worldwide.

https://stjohneyehospital.org/events/

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The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 5,000 different plant species

 Money generated  helps support the Garden and Arboretum's running costs and conservation programme. ... Your money will help both the work of the Garden and Arboretum and of the University Herbaria, a fascinating repository of plant material and botanical illustrations.

https://www.obga.ox.ac.uk/friends

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