VAC was proud to promote Coventry 4 Good at the 2014 Donkey Derby in War Memorial Park on 2nd August. A wet start and end to the day did nothing to dampen our spirits as we enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon talking to visitors about ways to get involved with Coventry 4 Good. A tombola - with prizes including toys, sweets and other goodies, combined with donations and sales of pens and wristbands, raised £41.17 for Coventry 4 Good, and several of Coventry’s children became proud owners of pink Coventry 4 Good balloons!more
Coventry University became the first organisation in the City to donate goods through the new Coventry 4 Good scheme. The University supplied 20 computers for use by voluntary groups in the city who lack the funds to purchase ICT equipment to support their activity with some of the most vulnerable people within the city. University staff gave their time to help prepare, pack and load the computers ready for collection by the Coventry 4 Good team who transported the equipment to the Community Hub where Whitefriars Housing staff volunteered to help unload and set up the computers in the community room in Paul Stacey House.more
Coventry and Warwickshire-based accountants and charity experts Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O) are among the first to pledge their support to the Coventry 4 Good campaign.
Sue Ogle, director of operations and development at VAC, said: “We are delighted that Harrison Beale & Owen are eager to show their support for Coventry 4 Good which hopes to make it easier for community groups, charities, social enterprises, businesses and individuals to work in harmony and form partnerships.
“Businesses are able to get involved in a variety of ways such as participating in office bake sales, helping to renovate a community centre, sponsoring an event or even establishing a payroll giving scheme for employees.”
Mark Ashfield, director at Harrison Beale & Owen which has offices in Coventry and Leamington, added: “It is important that businesses are able to establish strong links within the community and one way we can achieve this is by helping to enhance projects taking place in the city.
“The Coventry 4 Good initiative will make it easier for...more
The launch of Coventry 4 Good took place at 4 Bull Yard, Coventry City Centre 14th July 2014 and saw the Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan officially declare Coventry to be a 4 Good city – the only one in the Midlands.
Coventry 4 Good has been developed as a recognisable brand to promote the work of local voluntary and community groups and to encourage local people and businesses to help them. The Coventry 4 Good approach aims to increase giving locally in the following ways:
Through giving time by volunteering to support activities in the local community such as: participating in a one off event — office bake sales, shoe box appeals, sponsored activity; giving a few hours a month to support a local group, becoming a trustee or joining/starting an employee volunteering scheme
Through using skills and talents to help others. This could include a painter and decorator sprucing up a community room, a joiner repairing a fence or a marketer...more
All monies raised will be distributed to groups and charities within the city via the Coventry 4 Good Fund. Our initial target is to raise £5000 in 6 months, we will be arranging a number of activities such as bag packs and sponsored events to raise awareness of Coventry 4 Good and get the fundraising underway.
We’ve embedded a DONATE NOW button on the home page of the website to enable people to make online donations. And, we’ve also introduced a text-donate facility. People can now text COVE46 £1, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.more