Brightbulb Design have raised £1350 for the Caring Cancer Trust as part of their charity of the year scheme. The money was raised over the year, through a social media digital raffle as well as approaching Waitrose to be part of their charity scheme plus fundraising events across the Island including the Brighstone Christmas Tree festival where the business had a presence and crafted a Christmas tree with handmade baubles from many of the children who had sadly passed away from being victims of cancer.
Chris Ody, The charities Hon.Chairman comments: “The money raised will mean we can take 5 more children who are suffering or have suffered from childhood cancer on a healing holiday of adventure to try and re-ignite their passion for life.”
In addition to raising the £1,350, Brightbulb also provided the Caring Cancer Trust with a new website and updated t-shirt and other design paraphernalia free of charge adding much to their overall support for the charity.
Fiona Jeffery, Brightbulb’s head of happiness who drove the charity campaign adds: “It’s such a pleasure as an Island business to be able to give back and pull our business connections together so that we can help such a worthy cause. Thanks to all the businesses that donated prizes to the raffle and supported us in raising money for the Caring Cancer Trust.”
For the coming year BrightBulb have nominated The Wight Brainy Bunch as their charity of the year. A small Island charity setup after the founder Mark Grimes was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015. Realising there is very little funding received in the research of brain tumours on the Isle of Wight, The Wight Brainy Bunch charity was born. A charity providing support for those suffering this devastating disease on the Island – not only the patient but their carers and family members.