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BRaG Charities

Every year the BRaG residents are asked to nominate and then select charities for BRaG to supprot annually. At the end of the year BRaG will donate most of its income to these charities. Every year we will support two charities and St Lukes Church, this means that we will donate 1/3 of our income to each charity. A small amount of money (fighting fund) is retained every year to enable us to commit to events for the following year.

Below are some if our charitable support and donations in previous years. Please note that in 2017, BRaG did not nominate charities due to admin errors and also did not make a profit on any events, the committee decided to roll any surplus funds over to 2018.

2018 Charity support (as voted for by the BRaG residents

Thanks to all that voted in the 2018 survey. We are pleased to be supporting Brain Tumour Research and KCAH for 2018. All of our profits will be split between St Lukes Church and the voted charities with 1/3 going to each. Please click below for more info on each charity.

Brain Tumour Research

KCAH (Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness)


2016 Charity Support

BRaG is delighted to announce that the chosen charities alongside St Luke's Church for 2016 are:

Joel Community Services - a permanent night shelter for homeless people in Kingston.  http://www.joelcommunitytrust.org.uk/

Momentum - supporting families and children with cancer being treated at Kingston Hospital http://www.moment-um.org/home/

All funds raised by BRaG during 2016 will be split between these three charities

The recent poll of BRaG residents about charities to support in 2016 returned these results.

Joel  23%
   
Momentum  21%
   
Princess Alice 16%
   
Shooting Star Chase 14%
   
Kingston Centre 14%
   
Brain Tumour 11%
   

 

Tim Holmes, BRaG Vice Chair hands over cheques for £500 raised from BRaG activities in 2015 to Ela Sice, Schools and Clubs Education Coordinator of the charity Momentum and to Father Martin Hislop of St Luke's Church.

2015 Charity Support

In 2015 BRaG will support the charities listed below and St Lukes Church. All of our fundraising profits will be split equally between these three worthy causes.

Voting for the 2016 Charities will open in early 2106.

Please click the titles below to view more information about each charity.

Momentum - Kingston

Momentum is a registered charity established in 2004 which aims to help children (up to the age of 17) and the families of children, undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and South West London. Momentum was set up by Bianca Effemey and two parents who had first hand experience of these life-changing events, with the simple goal of trying to help others in similar circumstances. Find out more about us here.

London Air Ambulance

We work to save the lives of our patients in their hour of most need, when they are so seriously injured there is a real chance they will die from their injuries without the highest level of care immediately.

Sadly, this could happen to any of us at any time as we go about our daily lives.

With your help, we can save more lives by:

  • Providing life-saving medical interventions such as open heart surgery, blood transfusion, and anaesthesia at the roadside
  • Ensuring our advanced trauma team has the medical equipment and kit they need to carry out their work
  • Keeping our vital aircraft in the sky and our rapid response cars on the road

 

 

 


BRaG 2013 Charity support

This year BRaG will be supporting Shooting-Star Chase Hospice and the St Lukes Church Roof appeal. Once again we are very please to be supporting two local charities as chosen by our residents via an online poll.

The results were as follows (remember that everyone had 2 votes hence the percentages add up to more than 100!!)

Kingston Samaritans 17 votes - 32.1%
St Lukes Church roof appeal 24 votes - 45.3%
Shooting Star CHASE Hospice 27 votes - 50.9%
Kingston Churches Action on Homeless (KCAH) 17 votes - 32.1%
All Saints Church Kingston 4 votes, 7.5%
Momentum 15 votes, 28.3%

There is more information on these charities below and we hope you will help us to support these causes this year.

2012 BRaG charity support

In December 2012 we ran a residents survey to decide which charities we would support in 2012.

St Lukes Church had 58% of the votes and Kingston Can had 32% of the vote. Each resident was able to vote for 2 charities from a shortlist of 12.

For the detailed results of the survey please click here. We had 31 respondents each was able to vote for up to two charities from the list of 12 nominations.

We were very pleased to present a cheque of £3100 to Fr Martin Hislop for the St Lukes Church roof appeal and also a cheque of £3100 to Barry Couling from Kingston Can. The BRaGons also raised £1450 for Kingston Can.

2012 was a bumper year for BRaG fundraising and we would like to thank everybody for their generosity.


2011 BRaG Charity Support

BRaG were very pleased that the final fundraising total for the Royal Wedding Street Party was £3900. Glen and Caroline presented a cheque to Fr Martin Hislop for the St Lukes Roof Appeal for £1700, bringing the final donation amount up to £1950. Ron H and Glen presented a cheque for £1950 to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on 23rd May 2011. Once again we would like to thank each and every one of you for your generosity.