BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS CHARITY FUNDRAISING
BY CHILDREN. FOR CHILDREN
IN AID OF CANCER FUND FOR CHILDREN
Bright Young Things has been on a mission to fundraise for our charity partner Cancer Fund for Children throughout 2018, By Children, For Children.
Bright Young Things have to date held 3 fundraising campaigns.
- We commissioned an original song by the renowned singer/songwriter Katie Richardson, called Step by Step. Its sentiment is that no matter what life throws at us with we can get through it together, step by step. Our byts learnt the song in their weekly classes and on 28th January 2018 hundreds of bright young things from across Northern Ireland came together with Katie Richardson to professionally record the single at the famous Half Bap Studios Belfast. The unforgettable day included a huge BYT Singalong of the song on the steps of St Anne’s Cathedral.
The song was released via iTunes and all money from download sales went directly to our wonderful charity Cancer Fund for Children. We believe passionately in giving back, and encouraging our byts to do the same. We feel that the process of fundraising gives us an opportunity to express both our creative sides, as well as the wonderful life skills that the process of giving and gaining a better understanding about those facing challenging times will give our bright young things.
2. We held the BYT Children’s Festival of Creativity at Rockport School on Saturday 24th March, 2018. All Bright Young Things took to the stage for their own class performances and everyone enjoyed a range of creative games and activities throughout the day. All ticket revenue will go directly to Cancer Fund for Children, so we are encouraging the whole community to come along and enjoy the day for a wonderful cause.
3. Each of our BYTs took on their own fundraising mission, unleashing their full creativity at school and at home to encourage their friends and family to sponsor them all in the name of Cancer Fund for Children.
To date Bright Young Things have raised over £10,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.
FUNDRAISING PROJECT 1:
The BYT Charity Single Step by Step.
All funds will go directly to Cancer Fund for Children.
FUNDRAISING PROJECT 2:
The BYT Festival of Creativity at Rockport School on 24th March.
FUNDRAISING PROJECT 3:
Each child at Bright Young Things individually fundraised for Cancer Fund for Children bringing their unique creativity and passion to a wide variety of amazing fundraising initiatives.
DONATE TO THE BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS FUNDRAISING MISSION.
Do you want to support our fundraising mission, but cannot make the festival. You can donate directly to Cancer Fund for Children using the link below and be part of our wonderful fundraising challenge, By Children, For Children.
VOLUNTEER AT THE BYT FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY
Bright Young Things has a mission to develop children and young people’s confidence. communication, creativity and social skills for life through the power of drama.
In aid of Cancer Fund for Children, we are hosting our very first Children’s festival, the BYT Festival of Creativity on Saturday 24th March at Rockport School, Holywood.
The festival will be a high energy, creative day of performance, fundraising and lots of fun and creative activities. If you would love to get involved, want to gain unrivaled experience working at a children’s festival with some of the most experienced arts facilitators in the business then we want to hear from you. Perhaps this will get your foot in the door for a career in working with children or the arts, add to your Duke of Edinburgh volunteer activities or perhaps you simply want to spend a Saturday giving back in a really, really fun way. Then get in touch today.
We are looking for runners, production assistants, front of house team members and chaperones. We will also be watching out on the day for those with great potential to come along to our facilitator pathway programme recruitment day so a potential career in the arts could follow.
To register your interest, please fill in the google form linked below and submit by Thursday 8th March and we will be in touch with lots more details.