Wow! What a Year 2018 has been!
So much has happened in 2018, and to round the Year off we thought we would share some of the big changes and amazing things that have happened in 2018.
In the line of Charity work DBAF rely totally on the time given freely by our Trustees and volunteers. We understand that naturally some things come to an end as commitments at work and home change.
At the beginning of 2018 we sadly said goodbye to three of our Trustees Katie, Kerry, and Alex.
These Trustees were crucial in the early successes of Daniel Barnett Arts Foundation and we will be forever grateful for all their time and hard work they gave to help build and promote DBAF.
As they moved on to new ventures at the beginning of the Year we wished them only the best of luck, and hope they will continue to stay in touch in years to come.
Welcoming New Trustees and Volunteers
Although we said goodbye at the beginning of 2018, we also said hello! Angela was welcomed onto the DBAF Trustee board. Angela came on board as Treasurer and has been helping the Charity with the day to day accounting, policy making, administrative tasks and events. We are extremely pleased to have Angela join the team and look forward to her work moving into 2019 looking at funding.
We also welcomed an old friend back onto the team. Joanne has once again kindly offered to give her time in a voluntary position, we are extremely grateful to Joanne giving her time to help out during meetings and events.
Finally, we would like to thank Katie Walker for all of her time and help.
Katie has worked for us, and provided us with media and photography services at various events throughout the year. We are happy to say we have her continued support in 2019.
DBAF Trustees are excited to advise that we will have some more new volunteers and partnerships starting this year, these are due to be announced later in January. We believe this will Reinforce the current team of Trustees and volunteers, working together to continue building new opportunities and driving the vision of Daniel Barnett Arts Foundation.
“Thank you to all our Trustees and Volunteers, without you none of the work we do would be possible. You selflessly give your time and for that we are forever grateful.”
This Year we have been busy! DBAF has provided Workshops throughout the Year at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Leeds LGI, and QMC Nottingham.
Fabulous! Inspiring! Technical Fun!
As usual our talented artists have been facilitating art workshops with a variety of seasonal and occasional themes.
We hope the workshops have brought much joy and lots of happy memories for all the children, teenagers, and young adults involved.
The variety and quality of work has been outstanding and we can’t wait to see what the children will create in the workshops in 2019.
In 2018 we also successfully provided 12 sessions of one-to-one tutoring for Oscar.
The feedback received has been extremely positive and based on this we are hoping to provide similar opportunities in 2019.
We are so thankful to the talented group of artists who prepare, plan and work tirelessly to think of new imaginative ideas and creative workshops throughout the Year. Their experience and skills are truly humbling.
We are always enthused by the quality of the tutoring and the nurturing approach they take. Their ability to help each young artist to flourish in their work is delightful and most importantly they aim to ensure all the attendees enjoy the workshop experience regardless of ability or age.
In 2019 we look forward to building on the current provision of Workshops, and hopefully with extra funding we will begin to drive forward more workshops and one-to-one tutoring.
Our Charity Founder and Trustees have had some fantastic opportunities to promote the Charity, further the cause and meet some very influential people.
Trustees are always working hard to promote DBAF and other local charities and causes.
Coming together to build communities, grow friendships and create opportunities for everyone.
We are so grateful for all the experiences of 2018, and as ever we are hopeful for new opportunities in 2019.
We have been fortunate to have an existing Partnership with Rotherham School of Music that will continue on and hopefully develop in 2019.
Working together DBAF have already started to help underfunded schools gain the funding needed to provide access to music workshops that benefit the whole School.
Throughout 2018 Badsley Moor Primary School had the privilege of Music workshop provision within their school through DBAF, and in 2019 we begin a new Year with a new school.
We are pleased to announce we will be enabling Brinsworth Howarth Primary access to funding for a Year of music workshops.
We can’t wait to hear all about their progress and experience, and hopefully later in the Year attend one of their concerts.
We have had some fabulous fundraising efforts throughout 2018. From our first ever 80’s night to our annual cake day, and our most recent Christmas Cafe.
DBAF Annual Cake Day
DBAF Dress Sales
DBAF Christmas Cafe
Billy Mathis Boston Marathon
Isobel Davidson Sheffield 10k
We are deeply and truly thankful to all our supporters who raise money and donate to the DBAF charity.
We currently completely rely on fundraising events and your generous donations.We appreciate the time and effort that goes into raising every penny, and for all the lovely raffle prizes that have been gifted to DBAF.
You are the reason we can continue to work within hospitals and within the community bringing a variety of arts and creative outlets to those who need it most.
From all the Trustees at DBAF,
THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sneak Preview of what’s to come in 2019
*NEW*Gifted Memories Photo Projects- Working with Katie Walker Photography and Andy Ellam Creative Studios.
Annual Cake Day
Workshops- Offering more Arts, crafts, and music workshops in a variety of settings
Bereavement Workshops- A chance to meet other parents who have lost a child and experience a creative outlet in a supporting and friendly environment. After the success of our first Bereavement workshop in December 2018 we look forward to holding these free workshops regularly though out 2019.
Rotherham Music Partnership– Bringing music into underfunded schools
And much, much more….
Get Involved in 2019
We are always on the look out for new volunteers with various opportunities throughout the year in events/ social media/ admin.
We are also currently looking for competent qualified artists/ crafters and workshop facilitators.
If you want to get involved as a volunteer or become part of the team as an artist please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year we receive donations of money that has been raised externally and this money is used to pay for the workshops and projects we run throughout the Year.
Maybe you want to organise your own event for friends and family to attend, or pledge to give up chocolate, complete a sponsored walk or take part in a sporting event all whilst raising money for DBAF. There are lots of ways you can raise money and how you do it is completely up to you.
One easy way to manage your fundraising for DBAF is to set up a fundraising page through our JustGiving page here then share your fundraising page on social media enabling friends and family to donate securely through JustGiving.
If you need help getting started, or would like to request a fundraising pack please email us email@example.com
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