Appointment of Trustee
We are pleased to welcome Shruthi Sivadasan to the Board of Trustees.
Professionally, Shruthi is a subsea engineer with Wood in Aberdeen. She will be the lead Trustee for Volunteer Management and bring a wealth of experience to the role having worked as a voluntary teacher in a low-income school in Tanzania and through her chairmanship of SUT+ Aberdeen.
Shruthi's biography can be found here.
Voluntary Fundraisers - UK wide
Online Information Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April 2021
We are holding an online Information Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April, starting from 7pm. Chris will be talking about the projects that we have supported in the past and our current fundraising appeal to build a primary school and community education centre in Kangawa.
This will be an online event and you can book a free ticket through Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/jrkf2v9z.
Alternatively, you can WhatsApp your details (name and email address to receive booking confirmation) directly to us on 07436 629594 and we will book you a ticket.
VACANCY ALERT: Trustee with focus on Volunteer Management
We a seeking someone who can develop and deliver a strong volunteer management strategy so that we can fulfil our purpose to provide education to the communities in Kenya (and potentially throughout Africa). Working from home, you will be the lead Trustee for volunteer management, helping us to create and develop strong volunteer fundraising groups across the UK. This is a blank canvas for you to work from!
As one of five Trustees (who are based across England and Wales), you will also be responsible for the overall management of the charity, including setting its future direction. The Trustees regularly communicate using Microsoft Teams, email and WhatsApp. We also try and meet face-to-face once a year. Reasonably incurred expenses will be reimbursed.
What skills are we looking for?
Vital: volunteer management and project management
Useful: knowledge or interest in education and Kenya or Africa.
What difference will you make?
We are looking to build a new primary school in the Kangawa area of Ngong, Kenya. Your work will help us to achieve this and provide primary education for local children (who are currently denied the opportunity) and literacy classes and vocational training to the local community.
What's in it me?
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved at the start of the project and see through to its delivery. Depending on funding there will be opportunities, if you wish, to visit Kenya to check on the progress of the project delivery (construction work etc) as well as celebrating the school opening. This project is a real opportunity to make a difference in children's lives and empower the local community in bettering their lives.
For more information and to apply please visit the Trustees Unlimited website here.
Join #TeamTBBT for the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon 2021
50,000 runners to take on the world’s biggest virtual marathon on Sunday 3rd October.
50,000 runners to tackle the traditional London Marathon route on the same day.
With the result of the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon Ballot announced recently, The Bouncing Bal Trust has three places available for anyone who wants to raise crucial fund while making history as part of the world's first 100,000-person marathon.
Following the announcement that London Marathon Events plans to stage the world’s first 100,000-person on Sunday 3rd October, The Bouncing Ball Trust is inviting its supporters across the UK – and the world – to be a part of it by running to raise funds in its name.
On Sunday 3rd October 50,000 participants will take on the traditional course from London’s Blackheath to The Mall – an increase of more than 7,000 on the previous finisher record – while another 50,000 people around the globe run the 26.2 miles on the course of their choice, any time from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, in a virtual event.
The physical and mental health benefits of being active have been brought sharply into focus during the pandemic, and this biggest-ever London Marathon offers more people than ever before the chance to experience these benefits while raising much-needed funds for charity.
The Bouncing Ball Trust has a limited number of places available in the virtual event and is encouraging anyone who was unsuccessful in the ballot to contact them for a chance of taking part.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events, said: “With the national vaccination programme underway, we are delighted to announce our exciting plans for the world’s first 100,000-person marathon. The London Marathon is the most popular marathon on the planet, with a world record 457,861 people applying in the ballot for a place in the 2020 event, and the incredible success of the 2020 virtual event shows the huge appetite to be part of the world’s greatest marathon.”
If YOU would like to join #TeamTBBT please complete this interest form and we will be in touch!