Last week we featured Delight's charity auction on our blog, and this week are happy to report the fabulous results!
‘Overall, we raised just over £9,000 and there will be gift aid on that, too, so it will be nearly £10,000... We can only raise that kind of money because of the low cost of the event for us - which is all down to the generosity and support of our donors and volunteers. So thank you!
For us, it makes a massive difference to what we can do. Because our overheads are relatively low and the cost of our programmes are relatively modest, we are able to have a really big impact on the lives of these children for really quite small sums of money. For many of the children we help, our involvement signals the first time they have books at home or have an outing, let alone have the level of adult support and engagement that we give them. To be working with artists and actors gives them such a boost, as well. Although we are led primarily by the impact we have on their literacy,... the big thing is the confidence they gain. For example, in one school, the teachers say that a little boy has made his first friends as a result of the confidence he has gained through the compliments on his artwork.’