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Lill Brothers Charity Event Announcement
At the 2019 charity event, I announced that it would be my last one of this nature. This was a tough decision to make but was based on difficulties I found managing the amount of work and preparation that went into organising such a huge occasion.
However, since then I have had time to think and ponder over this decision. Family and friends have helped to reassure me that charity work is in my blood and I should not give up when so much good is being done because of my determined efforts.
In response to this I have had lots of interest from my close friends and associates who have come forward and given their support. They have shown willingness to share and delegate with me, some of the responsibilities in organising another charity night. With this overwhelming amount of help and assistance offered, I have given some serious thought and have decided to once again plan another event.
I would have continued to involve myself with various charity organisations in some form or another on a smaller scale, but to do something once again on this massive scale, I feel so much more reassured especially when it helps so many people and worthy causes.
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Some of my friends have mentioned charities that are close to them and would like me to consider my next fundraising event for their chosen charity. I have always maintained that as long as I can try and make a difference to people’s lives, I would be happy to get involved with more than one charity as they are all equally important.
I believe in supporting and bringing about community cohesion and am about uniting people from different cultural and religious backgrounds together as I have done previously, also it is just as essential to get different charities together as illness and age does not discriminate when facing life limiting conditions.
I have recently been in touch with the suggested charities and have decided that I will be fundraising for my chosen two charities which are:
Meet Up and Memories group
If you have lost a loved one to a brain tumour, our Meet Up and Memories group is a welcoming place of support. Offering the opportunity to meet with others who have experienced a similar journey, the group gets together three times a year in February, June and October at various venues across Yorkshire. If you are interested in coming along to our next group please contact Samantha at email@example.com.
Our benefits clinic is your one-stop-shop for benefits advice. From making a new claim to changing current claims because of your diagnosis, our benefits clinic is here to help.
To find out more, contact our patient support specialist Samantha Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate #BritishScienceWeek, we want to thank the amazing team at our brain tumour lab in Leeds who are working tirelessly to make breakthroughs that improve the outcome for brain tumour patients in Yorkshire.
If you want to find out more about our team, click here: http://www.btrs.org.uk/Our-Work/Research
The 2020 fund raising begins, we have created a just giving crowd funding page which is now live, please click this button Lill Brothers Just Giving Crowd funding page and donate every penny counts for these great charities.
Please watch this space for details of Lill Brothers Charity Event 2020
Our events showcase fantastic performers from RDS Dance Group, Bharathantyam Fusion Dancers, Hollingwood Cheerleaders/Dancers, Ashland’s Primary School Dancers, Enaid Entertainments, Albion Street Band, Natural Rhythm Ska Band and new for this year- a performance from the North Wind Tribal Belly Dancers. Vocal tributes were also made by local young performers as well as tributes made by Danielle Whitfield, Andrea Unsworth and Janet Unsworth Angel in aid of their mother/grandmother, Dorothy May Unsworth, who sadly passed away from cancer in November, 2018.
It’s really important that we use events like this to give people of all abilities, a platform to showcase their talents and skills – especially the young people, to stand up in front of a crowd of people and perform what they have been working on for months is a really big achievement and helps build confidence which is an another important aspect of what this is night is about.
A number of Bradford based businesses also get behind our events to show their support, either through providing donations or food on the night.
The response we have had from local businesses year in, year out, when asking for support is brilliant, for them it’s about been a part of an event that is so rewarding. All of us can be affected by limiting illnesses, so for a community to come together and raise money for a fantastic cause that actively helps people in these circumstances, is incredible and the businesses that support this event recognise that. I must say a huge thank you to the long list of volunteers that give up their time to bring everything together. A reminder that this event is all about people and communities and when we come together we can accomplish great things.
The occasion was also marked with the attendance of special guests – The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford who took time out to come and witness the fantastic display of local talent and diversity these events are famous for.
Overall the event raised a staggering total of £10,200.00 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Community Fundraiser Harriet Wood said,
“The money this event has raised is truly incredible and will help so many people in the local community living with incurable illnesses. A huge thank you must go to all the volunteers, performers and businesses who contributed something towards this evening; not least of which Shakil, who has put in countless hours of time and energy to ensure it all comes together on the night. Without this input none of this would be possible and we are so privileged to have him as a Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice supporter.”
All funds raised go directly to our chosen two charities
From a young age charity work has always played a significant part in my life. My hero and late father, Mohammed Rashid, was an unstoppable force when it came to charity work, always giving whatever time and energy he could spare to those less fortunate and I’m proud to say this legacy has left its mark on me too. I have now made it my mission and passion to help better the community we live in and organise fundraising events for the charities that have touched my heart.
The most recent of which is Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice who provide specialist palliative and neurological care for people facing a frightening and life-changing diagnosis, helping to support the family and friends effected too. After losing family members and friends to cancer – I wanted to do what I could to help support this amazing charity and as a result held our first fundraising event for Manorlands in 2016.
The audience are the bread and butter of the Charity night from entering the venue to leaving; they show their generosity by making donations throughout the evening from purchasing raffle tickets and making financial donations. The audience, which comprises of all ages and cultures ranging from very young children, teenagers and adults, make the event a real success, they get involved with everything that's going on during the night, they have a fantastic time eating the delicious food donated by the business community, drinking and dancing which in return gives us the motivation to try raise more and more funds each year. A very big thank you to the audience.Audience
Every year the Business Community unite in donating delicious food for the Charity event. They all show an interest when been approached and give whole heartedly donating from Pizza's, Curries, Chicken Biryani, Samosa's, Kebab's to Cheese and Onion Pasties and even Whole Fresh Salmon. Most of the food is collected by the team of volunteers on the night which comes from the Businesses based in Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Grimsby. Once again, a big thank you to all the Businesses for their kind donations and a very special and sincere thank you to the Business Community of Bradford for their donation's, your generosity makes me proud to be a Bradfordian. Thank you.Business Community
Our performers come from a wide range, from young people to adults, dancers to singers, who keep the audience entertained. We cannot thank them enough for sacrificing their Saturday evening to make the night successful. All performers are awarded certificates from Sue Ryder, as a token of our appreciation. A big thank you to Dave Graceland, Mickey B, Shane and Karl. Dave is our main act who gets the audience going with his performance, Mickey and Shane singing tracks from UB40 to various covers also get the audience involved and not forgetting our DJ, Karl Brook, who makes sure all the music and equipment is intact to allow all the performers to sing and dance.Performers
Volunteers play a large and vital role in making the Charity event manageable and successful, coming together from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, travelling from as far as London, Scotland, Nottingham, Ramsbottom as well as locally based people. We have School Teachers, Firemen, HGV Drivers, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, an IT Consultant and University Students all taking part both on the night and some even prior to the event. All these kind, caring and thoughtful people all come together, giving up their time and commitments to help raise money for the Charity that we believe in.Volunteers
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