Industry charity The Light Fund is putting the £150,000 it has raised into 30 different charities.
David Scott, treasurer of The Light Fund and MD of Rainbow Productions, said: “Thanks to an outstanding effort from the licensing community. The Light Fund has raised a record amount this year, meaning we are able to fund more charity projects than ever before. Next year will be a significant one for The Light Fund as we aim to reach our £1m fundraising milestone.”
The impressive sum, raised through a variety of activities undertaken by the licensing industry including the Southern and Northern Light Fund Quiz Nights, The Miffy & Friends Charity Cycle Challenge, the Summer Pub Treasure Hunt, marathons and more, will be used to fund projects with a huge number of charities helping men, women and children. These include The Children’s Trust, where £5,000 will fund a part time Health Play Specialist for six months, benefiting 135 children.
A specialist incubator for Hull special care babies unit will be funded by £6,200 for New Life, while £5,000 has been donated to Challenge Africa to create a girls school in Kenya.
In addition, £5,000 has been earmarked for the Orchid Cancer Appeal to go towards Awareness Roadshows in target areas of Liverpool as part of the Go-Nuts for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.
To find out what other charities will benefit and how to make a donation, go to www.lightfund.org/beneficiaries