The Bodie Hodges Foundation Capital Appeal to buy Bodie’s House
2021 Santa Fun Run
Following on from the success of our virtual Santa Fun Run in 2020, for 2021 we have decided to have both an in-person Santa Fun Run event at Leicester Racecourse, and a virtual Santa Fun Run, in any location of your choosing! Either way, we really hope you will take part and get well and truly in the Christmas spirit with us here at the Bodie Hodges Foundation on Sunday 12th December 2021.
Our in-person event will take place at Leicester Racecourse, where doors will open at 9.30 am for registration and Santa Suit collection, with the warm-up at 10.45 am. The 1km inclusive course event will start at 11 am with the 3km event beginning at 11.15 am. Food and drink will be available at the Racecourse, along with a variety of fundraising stalls, including a chocolate tombola! 😊.
Our virtual Santa Fun Run can be completed in any location you choose. You can run, jog, walk, use a wheelchair, or push a buggy – whatever you choose and however you choose to take part, with a recommended distance of either 1k, 3k or 5k. As in 2020, we will stream a warm-up event on our Facebook page for you to take part in before you start. We would love you to join in with us on this day and share lots of photos on social media. However, you can, of course, choose to take part on any day in December that is more convenient for you. For every participant aged 3 years and over, we will post out a Santa Suit to run in and a medal to celebrate your achievement or alternatively, you may collect this.
In support of the Bodie Hodges Foundation, we would like all entrants to please try and raise £20 in sponsorship, to enable us to continue to support those bereaved of a child. A sponsorship form may be found below, or you can set up your own page via our dedicated Santa Fun Run page on Just Giving below:
We have a limited amount of Santa suits available, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
2021 Ecclesiastical 12 Days of Giving
Please vote for the Bodie Hodges Foundation to help us be in with a chance of winning £1000 from Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving campaign. Each day, 10 winners will be drawn at random, and nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 6 – 21 December 2021. Just follow the link below and scroll down to complete your nomination. Please share this link with your colleagues, friends, and family too!
Golf Day at the Belfry – 29th July 2022
We are once again, looking forward to hosting the Bodie Hodges Foundation Golf Day at The Belfry on 29th July 2022, where we will have exclusive use of The Brabazon course.
Come and join us for a fantastic day of golf on the only UK course to have hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions, with competition holes and games, followed by great food and entertainment.
Early bird rates are available for teams reserved before 1st December 2021, with standard team entry discounted to £920 (Price after 01/12/21 will be £945) with non-competition hole & team sponsorship packages discounted to £1,145 (Price after 01/12/21 will be £1,195).
A limited number of teams of four are still available, so to book, please contact Kellie Charge, Fundraising & Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07857 943322
Enterprising Women Awards – Finalist
We are proud to be finalists in the Enterprising Womens Social Commitment Award. We are working hard to provide services that support families bereaved of a child.
We are Recruiting for Sessional Bereavement Practitioners
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is looking to increase its sessional worker team within Bodie’s Bereavement Service, we want to connect with dynamic, flexible, and creative individuals to support our charity vision of hope.
Do you have experience and knowledge in supporting the emotional wellbeing of adults and children, can you bring a range of therapeutic skills to support families bereaved of a child? Do you understand the impact of grief and bereavement on a family? Do you have experience of working with men, grief in different cultures? And facilitating groups.
We are looking for sessional workers who can help us support our diverse community, who hold professional qualifications such as youth work, psychology, mental health, or counselling. Consideration will be given to people working towards these qualifications dependent on course and level.
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is committed to safeguarding and protecting our service users, we will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with both adults and children are recruited to work for us. The post will be subject to a range of vetting checks including a full criminal records disclosed.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or ethnic BAME backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds as these are underrepresented at The Bodie Hodges Foundation.
The Bodie Hodges Foundation is committed to paying staff a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff in a similar role.
For more information, please contact Nicola Rhodes.
Charity of the year
2020 is the perfect time to think about making us your Charity of Year. We work closely with many businesses of many sizes. We love to welcome new businesses to Team Bodie who share our values and we promise that you will also benefit from offering your support to us. We work in different ways with different businesses. Some offer us services and others take on exciting fundraising challenges to support the work that we do.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly food shop to Christmas gifts – you could be raising free donations for the Bodie Hodges Foundation with Easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Waitrose & Partners, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds!
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/bodiehodges and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easy fundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to the Bodie Hodges Foundation at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges, and the Bodie Hodges Foundation will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.