A look at the Redbridge Mayor’s charities fundraising events
It was nice to be invited to the Mayor’s parlour.
I had a look at the Mayor’s exciting schedule of fundraising events in March and April.
- 7 March – curry night
- 23 March – Mayors Awards ceremony
- 24 March – Redbridge has Got Talent
- 26 March – SEVA action day (selfless community action)
- 2 April -Family Fun run
The Redbridge Mayor role as fundraiser for the chosen Redbridge charities is a significant one for the Borough. It’s a bit like crowdfunding and getting as wide an involvement in the Redbridge community as possible, where every penny helps. The Mayor is actively approaching businesses and he sees this as a benefit to the businesses in the form of promotion and also the benefit for them of being involved and giving back. Agreed!
Ideas which the Mayor found helpful:
- Fun run: what activities and stalls could complement the business sponsors marquee and the health theme to keep people there whilst the later runners arrive? I suggested local start-up business Weiningers Resistance Sliding to get people trying out the resistance training slider mat. I also suggested a join-in dance session to help promote a local dance studio/business. We suggested D-Style dance and a Bollywood session who came to our Christmas Spirit Timebank event.
- Seva day: What ideas did I have for this event? As I knew about the Mayor’s concern for the environment I suggested for the bridge painting – use the recycled paint from Forest Recyling Project, distributed by Ilford Recycles a few meters away from sponsorship marquee. If the Mayor could identify a location where there could be environmental/community stalls, I thought the Redbridge Green Fair would be willing to run that and could certainly identify green stalls. I suggested Redbridge Lakes for a venue as it has a strong green ethos and is in our green business directory.
- Ideas for business sponsors: What about Amey? I mentioned that we had posted a blog about the company wanting to engage with the Redbridge community. He seemed to like that.
And here’s the Mayor with a message about the importance of business and community partnerships.
Thanks for the invite – nice cuppa!