ACV Foundation CIC was registered as a not for profit organisation in July 2019
( registration no 12079728)
ACV Foundation CIC’s mission is to support the vulnerable within the community. The charitable organisation’s aim is to help create a kinder and more compassionate society. This could be in the way of parties for disadvantaged children, or events for the homeless and families living in poverty.
Good mental health and a better understanding of each other is also vital for a better world. We will raise awareness to mental illness, as well as host talks, workshops and group activities for people struggling with mental health issues and suffering with low self esteem.
Compassion towards animals and the welfare of the planet is also of paramount importance to ACV Foundation CIC. Therefore, we pledge to make sure that to the best of our ability all ACV hosted events are ethical.
Achieved so far
Since July 2019, with the help of a small group of volunteers, ACV Foundation CIC has already successfully organised and hosted two parties for vulnerable children in the Derbyshire community. The first being a Halloween party that took place on Saturday October 26th 2019, and the second a Christmas party on Saturday 21st December 2019. Both held at Loundsley Green Community Centre, over 30 children with a parent or carer attended each of the parties. The local business community were eager to help, swiftly donating Halloween outfits, spooky tableware/accessories, toys for Santa and sweets.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported ACV’s parties in 2019, in particular Tesco, Swizzels and Peak Fm Radio. Our 2020 parties are already booked and we very much hope to receive your kind support and generosity once again.
Foundation Derbyshire funded workshops
We received our first funding award in October 2019 from Foundation Derbyshire’s PCC Community Investment Fund. This money will be used to run a free well-being and empowerment 6-week workshop in the early spring 2020. Called The Power of YOU the sessions will take place at Derby Women’s Centre and will benefit 18 women who are struggling with mental health issues and low self esteem.
As the founder of ACV Foundation CIC, I would like to share with you some of my fundraising history
In November 1999, I organised my first ever charity event, raising funds for the NSPCC. Glenn Tilbrook, lead singer from the band Squeeze agreed to do a solo acoustic gig in between the band’s tour dates supporting Blondie. Together, we raised a significant amount of money for the children’s charity.
The Kevin Bull Memorial Golf Day 2006
Shortly after my father’s death in 2003 more fundraising events followed. The decision was two-fold. To help me overcome the pain of losing him and to follow in his footsteps by raising money for worthy causes. And so, with the help of volunteers on the 12th May 2005, we held the first of two very successful celebrity golf days raising over £8,000 for the NSPCC. The second of the two held in 2006 in memory of my dad.
After the success of the golf days, once again with the help of volunteers, I organised another three events, raising a grand total of £20,000 for disadvantaged children.