On Wednesday December 9th, over 500 hours of volunteering was given to local charities via a new charity event launched in Brighton in 2014 – the Time2Give Christmas Ball.
The event now in its second year is the brain child of Gail Bainbridge co-owner of Brighton based accountancy practice Bainbridge Lewis and all started off the back of a Leadership inspired project.
Gail explained: “I was asked to design a non-profit project that would bring together two communities that were important to me, as a small business owner and a charity trustee myself it was a clear choice. I’ve been volunteering for a few years now and I know that I have got as much, if not more, out of it than I have put in and I’ve met some amazing people. So the Time 2Give Ball made perfect sense.”
The event held at The Grand in Brighton and hosted by Guy Lloyd and Sophie Corbett supported 12 charities from across the city and included the ‘Auction with a difference’ where guests are invited to bid for some really wonderful prizes with their TIME rather than their CASH. Donated time will be matched up to the 12 not-for-profit organisations already looking for professional support. As it was pointed out on the evening by Nathan Roberts from A Band of Brothers: “Who helps the helpers? Well the Time2Give ball certainly does. The event really endorsed the fact that time is the new money!”
The event was supported by Business in the Community, Clark Brownscombe, Community Works and Giving Times.
For more information go to www.time2give.org.uk.