Bodmin Rotary Brighter Future Fund
Why we need your help
Please help Bodmin’s disadvantaged youngsters face a Brighter Future
In October 2021 Bodmin Rotary Club will have been helping people in Bodmin for 70 years and while we are celebrating our past, we still have our thoughts firmly focused on the future.
Our new Brighter Future Fund (BFF) has just been launched to help children and young people in Bodmin to achieve their potential and face a brighter future. You can see more about this exciting project on our BFF website at https://www.bodminbrighterfuture.org
There are, sadly, many young people in Bodmin who, for many reasons, will struggle to make the most of their potential. Without the right support and encouragement, there is a real risk that they will reach adulthood without the sense of self-belief and the skills they need to make the most of life's opportunities. They are also at a higher risk of getting involved in criminal and anti-social behaviour and substance abuse.
Two of Bodmin’s neighbourhoods are in the top 10% of the most deprived neighbourhoods in England, as measured by the National Deprivation Index in 2019. One of the domains measured in this National Deprivation Index is the Income Deprivation affecting Children Index (IDACI) which measures the proportion of children aged 0-15 living in income deprived families. These two neighbourhoods are in the top 5% and 10%, respectively in the country in terms of children living in low-income households.
The funds raised by the Brighter Future Fund will be used to help existing organisations already providing support and encouragement to youngsters. It will help organisations like KBSK, founded by Adie Dove who is herself a shining example of succeeding against the odds. Adie is pictured here giving an outdoor dance class to kids in Bodmin’s Priory Park when indoor classes were not permitted because of the Covid pandemic.
We will also be exploring more ways to provide safe, positive, inclusive activities for children and young people. The funds can enable our young people to be given more opportunities to express themselves, to learn new skills, and have meaningful contact with people willing and able to provide guidance and support.
So please donate if you can and claim the Gift Aid if you are eligible to do so. The Gift Aid boosts your donation at no cost to you as the Gift Aid donation comes from the Government
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Aug 25, 2021