Business community launches 'Sparetember' initiative for charities

Business community launches ‘Sparetember’ initiative for charities
Business community launches ‘Sparetember’ initiative for charities

This month business community tool BBX UK have launched an initiative to generate funds for charities through its network. ‘Sparetember’ is a month-long campaign where businesses will donate goods and services to charities through the platform.

Businesses on the BBX platform trade with one another using BBX Pounds, which they can use to order supplies or services for their business. Throughout September businesses on BBX can donate their spare capacity to help charities across the nation.

This can be anything from unsold hotel rooms and magazine advertising space to unsold hours for a bookkeeper. Charities will then be able to source whatever supplies and services they need from the platform such as marketing support, infrastructure for events, accounting and finance support or perhaps even office supplies.

Jonathan Holyhead, CEO of Dorset Blind Association says: “As a charity benefiting from the initiative, we are excited to be involved in the first ‘Sparetember’ this year. The BBX community is, in my experience, incredibly generous, donating BBX currency to us and with those donated funds we will be able to buy all manner of goods and services to help our work, including advertising, printing and a variety of things which help with our fundraising activities.”

The fundraising initiative was inspired by the positive responses similar month-long charity campaigns such as Movember and Stoptober have received in recent years.
John Attridge, Founder and CEO of BBX, commented: “We are excited to be launching this initiative, utilising our fantastic business community for a such a great cause. We want to give back and support charities that support us by being a part of BBX. It’s also a great way for businesses on BBX to enhance their CSR initiatives as well as providing a feel-good factor.”

John adds: “We have a number of businesses who are involved and supporting the charities. Being part of a community is really what we are all about at BBX.”

Charities have been allocated a BBX Account Manager who will work closely with them and help them to source goods and services they require through the network. By sourcing goods and services through Sparetember, charities will be able to offset some of their cash costs and be able to focus and invest in their projects.

Charities involved in the initiative include Dorset Blind Association, Diverse Abilities, Shark Trust, NSPCC, YMCA Exeter, Impact, Lincs2Nepal, Decision Time Ministries and Sports 4 Wellbeing.

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