Bid to play cricket at Lord’s with the Pilotlight charity auction
From 18th November – 9th December, Pilotlight will be holding a fundraiser to support its ambitious 3-year plan to triple the number of charities and social enterprises it works with by 2012.
[UKPRwire, Mon Nov 16 2009] From 18th November – 9th December, Pilotlight will be holding a fundraiser to support its ambitious 3-year plan to triple the number of charities and social enterprises it works with by 2012.
This will be a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ Skills Auction, reflecting the Pilotlight philosophy of skills sharing.
One of the amazing lots on offer is the chance to play Indoor Cricket at Lord’s, at the state-of-the-art Indoor School.
You will have the opportunity to play a two-hour, six-a-side or eight-a-side game in the MCC Indoor School. You can also invite guests to watch from the viewing gallery. The school will provide an umpire to explain the rules and judge any LBWs. The match will be followed by a one-hour tour of the hallowed grounds. This includes the famous Long Room, players’ changing rooms, the media centre, museum and shop
This prize, and many more, will also be available to bid for online from 18th November to 9th December. Visit http://www.pilotlight.org.uk for more information.
Pilotlight also has many ‘Behind the Scenes’ prizes available to bid for – supporting its belief in mentoring and coaching. These would make great work experience placements for anyone wanting a taster of their chosen industry. These include a week’s work on the Spectator magazine – Britain’s oldest and best-selling weekly political magazine; and a day at Pet Doctors, shadowing a vet.
Pilotlight is a charity that helps other charities to grow, and to reach more people, more effectively. They achieve this through a unique process of placing teams of senior business leaders (Pilotlighters) into ambitious, innovative charities and social enterprises.
By mentoring and coaching them through the process of planning for growth and financial sustainability, charities that Pilotlight has worked with experience an average growth of 54% within 2 years. The average growth for voluntary sector organisations is 6% per year.
Currently, Pilotlight supports over 50 innovative grassroots organisations.
One example is Globetown Learning Community, based in Tower Hamlets, on the fringes of the City. It works with low-income families to raise the aspirations of their children.
Leon was 15 and in danger of dropping out. By taking part in a mentoring project run by the charity, he was encouraged to stay in education. He now has a degree and plays American Football for Great Britain.
Globetown’s Director, Jackie Barnes, says: “Without support from Pilotlight we wouldn’t be here now. It was a massive learning curve for us all but they gave us the foundation we needed. We are more likely to get funding now because we have a decent business plan and strategy in place. Everyone at Pilotlight is so positive and they really want it to be a success . . . it’s a team effort.”
For further information please contact:
T: 0034950 453340