Hello everyone I hope all is well in your lives. We would like to wish you all a good year in 2019.
Lets make it a good year for giving to young people who need our support.
I have a new personal aim – to recruit people to give monthly donations totalling £1,000. To support young people who are in ever increasing need, partially due to the Government choosing policies which have lead to austerity for those most vulnerable.
We have changed our donations to: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thesunnyfund
I have managed to let people who we know to cancel their Just giving account and sign up with the above.
However we do have one person who gives anonymously, so if they read this could they please make the changes – thank you.Thank you to all of you who have donated to the fund, it is our only means of carrying on the work we do.
During the last year we gave financial support to:
Amberliegh Saturday music, drum and dance sessions £3,515.00
Hackney Quest to support a young person to attend their evening, week-end and holiday programme. £1,350
We also gave to support a young person have ice skating sessions, however this was refunded as family circumstances changed and she was unable to do them.
As you can see our activity has been low this year due to our depletion in funds. If we can increase our income we would like to give more money to young people for weekly activites, to help lift them out of their circumstances and have positive experiences.
Warm wishes to you all – Bonnie
Drums, Dance and Song
Thursday 30th August 2018 from 6pm
Enjoy an evening of performances by children from Amberliegh music group and buy pizzas from the Garden oven to help raise funds for this amazing project for young people.
Entry is free, but please donate generously!
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
The Garden is next to the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural,
13 Dalston Lane E8 3DF
2017 Wreath evening
We had another wonderful evening wreathing, on the last evening of November it was lovely to do something festive and get everybody in the Christmas spirit. We raised a fantastic £400, thank you to everyone who came along to support the Sunny Fund.
Sky ran a stall at the Norwegian Christmas fair at the end of November to raise funds for the Sunny Fund.
Drums in the garden
On a summer evening in August visitors to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden were treated to a performance by Amberleigh the air was filled with their joyous drumming, beautiful singing and dancing.
A big thank you to Marie and Brian at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for hosting Amberliegh’s performance and for generously donating all of the money made through the sale of pizzas during the evening. Thanks to the vast number of pizzas sold, ice cream eaten and cash donations the evening raised a fantastic £1,000 which was donated to Amberleigh to help fund their summer programme.
Christmas wreath workshop in aid of the Sunny Fund
Join the London Flower Farmer and make a garden inspired Christmas wreath to adorn your front door for the festive season, over a glass of something seasonal. Using natural mosses as a base and working with the fragrant greens of winter, jewel like rose hips, lichen tinged branches, dried grasses and flowers, you will learn to make the wreath of your dreams to take home.
7.00 – 9 pm Thursday 30th November 2017, £40
Bermondsey Spa, Southwark
For more information email email@example.com
Despite the government’s pledge to increase support for mental health services for children and young people, this is not happening. Apparently there have been cuts and closures in these services. This leaves young people having to present with more serious problems, often having moved into physical self-harming or suicide before being recognised as needing treatment. Consequently lots of young people are experiencing mind pain and their families left without support to help them with this. Unresolved pain in the mind – depression, anxiety, poor self esteem, unresolved anger issues will all come to fruition at some point in the future, possibly in a more extreme way (and in some cases radicalisation). This does not reflect well on our government and institutions as being caring. These young people are the future and we need to help them, support them and be compassionate about their needs. These services need to be funded and ring-fenced to avoid money being used for other probably under-funded services.
Statement from Bonnie Cracknell, in response to BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme broadcast 22nd May
Autumn flower arranging on the eve of the harvest Moon at The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Thursday 15th September 2016 7 – 8.30 pm
On the eve of the harvest moon come and make an autumnal vase arrangement with the London Flower Farmer and help raise money for The Sunny Fund. All the money raised from the evening will go directly to the Sunny Fund, helping vulnerable children who have very little to nourish their lives.
The evening will be held in the Pineapple House at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden (13 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF). Using flowers and seasonal foliage grown in Walthamstow by the London Flower Farmer. You will learn how to make a vase arrangement in a natural style. All materials provided, including a glass of wine. Places are limited, to book a place either contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.instagram.com/london_flower_farmer/
The Sunny Fund was set up by the friends and family of Sunny Cracknell in response to his death in 2004, following an unprovoked attack in Islington, London. Sunny was a dynamic, charismatic young man, gentle and caring to those he loved. His love for life with his positive energy and outlook inspired all his friends and family.
The Sunny Fund aims to motivate and inspire young people to develop themselves to their full potential, without harming others and by having respect for differing views and the fragility of life. We seek to help young people who are limited by social and economic hardship by:
- Making time and a safe space for young people
- Providing positive new experiences
- Supporting individuals through financing specialist help and therapeutic input.