Following a challenging three-week crowd funding campaign and a show-stopping Bake Off, FirstLight Trust has earned a permanent position on the GlobalGiving platform. Almost £3,000 across the charity was raised for FirstLight Trust’s project on preventing homelessness in UK veterans through their incredible supporters, but the £4,000 online target was not achieved in time. GlobalGiving, however, having witnessed the hard work and determination demonstrated by the FirstLight team across their six hubs, offered them a place regardless.
“The GlobalGiving platform gave
us an opportunity to involve the whole charity in a fun and high-profile way,” explains
FirstLight Trust’s founder, Dorinda Wolfe Murray. “It brought the whole charity
together for a common cause that enabled those colleagues who genuinely are our
often unsung heroes (the hub assistants) to shine whilst enjoying themselves
and raising our profile.”
“GlobalGiving is a brilliant community to be part
of because they really want you to succeed,” adds FirstLight Trust’s Operations
and Project Coordinator, Rose Bradbury. “Not only is there the potential to
make significant connections with new donors, but GlobalGiving offers a full
range of tools and training that help charities to grow and develop their
FirstLight Trust’s project on preventing
homelessness in UK veterans will continue to be available on their GlobalGiving
page. Homelessness is a pressing issue that FirstLight Trust support workers
face all year round. In the winter months, the issue is becoming much more
prevalent and support is needed more than ever.
If you are interested in supporting this cause you can visit FirstLight Trust’s
project page on GlobalGiving or one of their six hubs for more information: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/preventing-homelessness-for-veterans/.