2020 Home Farm Trust (HFT)

This year we’re supporting Home Farm Trust (HFT) who provide facilities for people with learning disabilities locally and nationally.

One of the projects they run is providing support for people with autism, to aid their ability to communicate they need specialist equipment which would be most beneficial to the particular service user.

Your support has been phenomenal over the years with your kind generosity of support and donations.

Once again we would like your support in helping HFT raise money and making it possible to purchase the relevant equipment.

We will be selling cakes and donuts in order to raise money for their charity, so if anyone would like to help support or purchase any cakes / donuts then please get in touch.

All proceeds 100% of donations and purchases will be going to purchase this equipment thank you for your support.

https://www.hft.org.uk/get-involved/

Our Story

From a young age charity work has always played a significant part in my life. My hero and late father, Mohammed Rashid, was an unstoppable force when it came to charity work, always giving whatever time and energy he could spare to those less fortunate and I’m proud to say this legacy has left its mark on me too. I have now made it my mission and passion to help better the community we live in and organise fundraising events for the charities that have touched my heart.

The most recent of which is Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice who provide specialist palliative and neurological care for people facing a frightening and life-changing diagnosis, helping to support the family and friends effected too. After losing family members and friends to cancer – I wanted to do what I could to help support this amazing charity and as a result held our first fundraising event for Manorlands in 2016.

Our events showcase fantastic performers from RDS Dance Group, Bharathantyam Fusion Dancers, Hollingwood Cheerleaders/Dancers, Ashland’s Primary School Dancers, Enaid Entertainments, Albion Street Band, Natural Rhythm Ska Band and new for this year- a performance from the North Wind Tribal Belly Dancers. Vocal tributes were also made by local young performers as well as tributes made by Danielle Whitfield, Andrea Unsworth and Janet Unsworth Angel in aid of their mother/grandmother, Dorothy May Unsworth, who sadly passed away from cancer in November, 2018.

It’s really important that we use events like this to give people of all abilities, a platform to showcase their talents and skills – especially the young people, to stand up in front of a crowd of people and perform what they have been working on for months is a really big achievement and helps build confidence which is an another important aspect of what this is night is about.

A number of Bradford based businesses also get behind our events to show their support, either through providing donations or food on the night.

The response we have had from local businesses year in, year out, when asking for support is brilliant, for them it’s about been a part of an event that is so rewarding. All of us can be affected by limiting illnesses, so for a community to come together and raise money for a fantastic cause that actively helps people in these circumstances, is incredible and the businesses that support this event recognise that. I must say a huge thank you to the long list of volunteers that give up their time to bring everything together. A reminder that this event is all about people and communities and when we come together we can accomplish great things.

The occasion was also marked with the attendance of special guests – The Lord Mayor  and Lady Mayoress of Bradford who took time out to come and witness the fantastic display of local talent and diversity these events are famous for.

Overall the event raised a staggering total of £10,200.00 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Community Fundraiser Harriet Wood said

The money this event has raised is truly incredible and will help so many people in the local community living with incurable illnesses. A huge thank you must go to all the volunteers, performers and businesses who contributed something towards this evening; not least of which Shakil, who has put in countless hours of time and energy to ensure it all comes together on the night. Without this input none of this would be possible and we are so privileged to have him as a Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice supporter

Harriet Wood

Charity Night

Our charity night is only made possible due to the huge team of volunteers and performers, this year’s performers include – Natural Rhythm Band, Albion Street Band, Northwind Tribal Belly Dancers, Eddie Hindle Magician/MC Rapper and all the local Dance Groups/Singers/Tribute Acts. Thank you to Josh “Sound Boi” for organising the PA system raising money for Manorlands Hospice and a massive thank you to all the businesses, who just like my father, give what they can, whenever they can to make it a huge success! Every year we aim to raise more than the previous year and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for supporting my vision and raising crucial funds that Manorlands needs to stay open.

Community Support

The audience are the bread and butter of the Charity night from entering the venue to leaving; they show their generosity by making donations throughout the evening from purchasing raffle tickets and making financial donations. The audience, which comprises of all ages and cultures ranging from very young children, teenagers and adults, make the event a real success, they get involved with everything that's going on during the night, they have a fantastic time eating the delicious food donated by the business community, drinking and dancing which in return gives us the motivation to try raise more and more funds each year. A very big thank you to the audience

Audience

Every year the Business Community unite in donating delicious food for the Charity event. They all show an interest when been approached and give whole heartedly donating from Pizza's, Curries, Chicken Biryani, Samosa's, Kebab's to Cheese and Onion Pasties and even Whole Fresh Salmon. Most of the food is collected by the team of volunteers on the night which comes from the Businesses based in Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Grimsby. Once again, a big thank you to all the Businesses for their kind donations and a very special and sincere thank you to the Business Community of Bradford for their donation's, your generosity makes me proud to be a Bradfordian. Thank you.

Business Community

Our performers come from a wide range, from young people to adults, dancers to singers, who keep the audience entertained. We cannot thank them enough for sacrificing their Saturday evening to make the night successful. All performers are awarded certificates from Sue Ryder, as a token of our appreciation. A big thank you to Dave Graceland, Mickey B, Shane and Karl. Dave is our main act who gets the audience going with his performance, Mickey and Shane singing tracks from UB40 to various covers also get the audience involved and not forgetting our DJ, Karl Brook, who makes sure all the music and equipment is intact to allow all the performers to sing and dance.

Performers

Volunteers play a large and vital role in making the Charity event manageable and successful, coming together from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, travelling from as far as London, Scotland, Nottingham, Ramsbottom as well as locally based people. We have School Teachers, Firemen, HGV Drivers, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, an IT Consultant and University Students all taking part both on the night and some even prior to the event. All these kind, caring and thoughtful people all come together, giving up their time and commitments to help raise money for the Charity that we believe in

Volunteers

Big Thank You Goes Out To

Life Force Fitness (London)

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Life Force Fitness

SOS Essential

01274 615914


SOS

(ABA) Absolute Build Associate

07970053764


ABA Online

Hand of Correction

07940730687


Photography & Design

We thank you all for your support and every penny raised counts for fantastic causes

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