Postponing the competition
It is with the greatest regret that we have decided to postpone the Bodmin Brighter Future competition until the Autumn. With the lockdown, closure of schools, uncertainty surrounding the new variant and the rapid increase in Cornwall’s infection rates it is impossible to make plans and we have no idea what the next few months have in store.
The competition needs to have the active engagement of schools and parents and because of all the extra work and challenges they are facing, now is not a good time for them to have anything more to deal with. Leaving it until the autumn will hopefully give us the best chance to roll the competition out and make it the roaring success we need to raise funds to help Bodmin’s children and young people build a brighter future.
But just because we can’t run this competition yet, doesn’t mean we can’t do anything. We know that the poorest families have been hit hardest by previous lockdowns and this one will undoubtedly exacerbate these problems.
We have already started contacting grassroots leaders and organisations to discuss working together to raise funds for any specific emergency needs arising from this lockdown. The focus will still be on children and young people so if you know of any specific needs, have a fundraising idea or would just like to chat about this and get involved in raising funds for young people in Bodmin please get in touch with Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org