Hello everyone! Thank you for supporting our fundraiser.
Myself and a lovely community of artists and makers are coming together to raise some much-needed funds for important causes doing the work as part of the fight against racism and white supremacy.
Since the devastating and senseless events leading to George Floyd's death, it feels like the world has finally had a wake up call. It's understood that no longer can we be silent. We must speak up, call out, and take action.
It’s time to educate, have those difficult conversations and donate to organisations supporting black communities.
We have selected 7 different organisations to support, all detailed below. We hope to raise funds to support these organisations continuously throughout the year.
We suggest a minimum donation of £10. However this is just a guideline, donate what you can afford, there is no judgement here. There is no limit to how many tickets you can buy.
If you cannot donate, please share or tag a friend ✨ thank you!
The fundraiser will run until Friday 3rd July. Each week we will announce new prizes to be won from our fantastic artists, makers and creatives. Look out for a 'Thankyou' email from GoFundMe on 3rd July, I will send all winners a message there asking you to contact me directly. GoFundMe cannot share your email address with me otherwise!
All winners will be emailed and their prize posted out to them. Some prizes are custom gifts like paintings/clothing/embroidery and even tattoos. Check out our socials for more information on what you can win.
Please remember why you’re donating. Don’t donate because you’d like to win one of the prizes - donate because you are committed to the fight against racism and white supremacy; donate because you wish to support the BAME community and those working to bring black history into our education. Please research the organisations listed below (all linked in my bio) Please diversify your feed, listen, educate yourself. You should feel uncomfortable because it IS uncomfortable. We have to take some of the weight off our black and brown brothers and sisters and DO the work. Racism is a white problem that causes the oppression of Black and Brown people and it is on us to show up and do the work to eradicate racism and white supremacy once and for all.
We are sharing all funds raised between the 7 organisations listed below. Follow the links to find out more about these charities. And consider supporting their work throughout the year if you are able to do so.
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.
CRER: Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
CRER is a Scottish strategic racial equality charity, based in Glasgow. We are focused on working to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and promote racial justice across Scotland.
The Black Curriculum UK
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. We believe that by delivering arts-focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning through mobilising young people, we can facilitate social change.
SARI: Stand Against Racism & Inequality
SARI is a service user/community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
At the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, we don’t accept that your background should limit what you can achieve. We work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to broaden their view of what’s possible. We help them to gain the knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need to pursue the career of their choice, and we support them to progress through the early stages of their career.
Black Lives Matter UK
We are campaigning to bring all children up in a non-bigoted society and within systems where racial prejudices and discrimination are learnt early. We are campaigning for systematic justice to rid the UK from systemic racial discrimination in education, in work, in politics and working with ordinary people to reform and be the catalyst that starts the process for social change.
US Bail Projects
The Bail Project, Inc. is an unprecedented effort to combat mass incarceration at the front end of the system. We pay bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.
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