We’re hosting 10 Charity evenings in 2019! Applications are now closed and all successful charities have been informed.
Thank you to everyone for applying it has been a great response and we’ve loved reading about everyone’s fundraising ideas.
We’ll be releasing dates for next year soon and we’ll let you know on this page how and when you can apply for a 2020 night on us at Yeo Valley HQ Canteen for your charity.
We’ll be featuring some of this years fundraising events on this page so please check back if you’d like to stay updated with how it’s going!
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Our next Fundraising evening is on the 24th October and is being hosted by PROMISEworks. Operating across Somerset; it recruits, trains, matches and supports local volunteer mentors, each of whom links with a vulnerable child or young person. We know that mentoring works but this support sits outside the statutory responsibilities of local government.
The trusting and supportive relationship helps the young person to recognise and develop resilience, self-esteem and emotional well-being, so helping them to “build a life that works”.
The children and young people within their programs come from a wide variety of difficult life experiences and family backgrounds. They are introduced to them by local Children’s Services and other agencies. The service is delivered free of charge to both the family and the referring agency – with PROMISEworks relying upon its own fundraising efforts to finance this invaluable work.
The Sustainable Soils Alliance
Thursday 12th September was our evening with The Sustainable Soils Alliance (SSA). The SSA aims to reverse the UK’s current crisis in soil health: they are the figurehead of a partnership of farming organisations, businesses, NGOs, applied science and academia working together to restore our soils to health and ensure sustainable land management within one generation.
Soil, the foundation for all terrestrial life, is fragile and finite. In the UK (and globally) a third of our soils are degraded with 2.9 million tonnes of topsoil lost every year. The SSA believes that through collaboration, commitment and common purpose we can restore and protect our soils for future generations, helping to mitigate climate change whilst also supporting water and air quality, biodiversity, food production and public health.
Children’s Hospice South West
Children’s Hospice South West celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016 and is still dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives.
Nerys Daniels from Chew Valley organised our fundraising evening on Thursday 25th July to raise funds for CHSW, which supports her son Toby aged 3. “Toby has many complex medical health needs and requires 24/7 care which means life can be exhausting. When we go to Charlton Farm, we get to spend quality time together as a family.”
The charity opened Charlton Farm in 2007 and supports over 220 families whose children have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions by providing respite stays, palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care.
Called ‘We are Family’, the evening included a sparkling reception, 3-course meal, music and entertainment and an auction with great fun had by all!
Churchill Preschool raised over £4,000 at their charity evening on Thursday 27 June.
The charity chair, Fran Yandell, said of the event: “we’re a tiny local charity up against some big hitters, so we were surprised and excited about the opportunity to hold this fundraising event at Yeo Valley. We gave it everything we’ve got to make it a brilliant night and we think everyone had a great time!”
Churchill Pre‐School provide care and education for children from two years old until they go to primary school. They support children to thrive, develop friendships and grow in confidence as they develop new skills and further their independence. Their fantastic, highly qualified and dedicated team treat each child as an individual, and nurture their natural curiosity and eagerness to learn.
The philosophy at Churchill Pre‐School is simple: “Your child is always at the centre of everything we do”.
St Peter’s Hospice
Our third evening was hosted by St Peter’s Hospice!
St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. They aim to improve the quality of their living and dying by providing physical, psychological and spiritual care for patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice.
They extend care and support to families and loved ones and also teach other healthcare professionals about how to care for people at the end of their lives.
We had a wonderful evening on the 9th May with Martin Roberts as a special guest speaker and an auction.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Our second fantastic evening was hosted by Avon Wildlife Trust!
Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest local charity working to protect wildlife in the West of England area Young Bristol has become one of Bristol’s leading youth charities, providing critical out-of-school services for children and young people in communities across the city.
They care for 36 nature reserves, from ancient bluebell woods to Iron Age forts, nationally important wetlands, and wildflower meadows. And run award-winning educational and community programmes. They also work with landowners in the wider countryside, to reduce the decline in wildlife by creating a Living Landscape.
Avon Wildlife Trust was established in 1980 as one of the first urban Trusts in the country.
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