TFN’s Response to Covid-19
Like all charities, we’ve had to look closely at TFN’s role in the Coronavirus crisis. While we obviously can’t hold live events for the time being, we’re 100% committed to finding innovative ways of enabling our network of donors to support vital organisations working to support the most vulnerable people.
We were delighted to raise £25,000 for the three charities that pitched at our first virtual funder in March, thanks to support from our corporate partner, T. Rowe Price. The presenters filmed themselves giving their pitches and these were edited into a 30 minute filmed event. You can see the film by following this link (and it's never too late to make a pledge - please drop Jennie a line if you would like to!).
A few weeks later we held the Spring meeting of our Strategic Funding Group over Zoom for a small group of around 20. It was lovely to see so many friendly and familiar faces after weeks in lockdown and we were delighted to raise over £43,000 for the three charities.
On Thursday 18th June we will hold our first large scale, live virtual event. We'll be following our usual format as closely as possible and if you’ve ever wanted to introduce TFN to friends or colleagues, this will be a great opportunity to do so. We’re currently expecting to deliver all our events virtually for 2020, supporting charities that are coming up with new and innovative solutions, that are helping the most marginalised and potentially “unseen” victims, and who are working at the front lines of the crisis. We’ll be getting the money we raise to them quickly and with minimal restrictions, giving them the flexibility they need now more than ever.
As the tiny TFN team works remotely from all corners of the country, we’re immensely grateful for the unstinting support of our Members, Funders and Trustees. For an organisation that is built on the power of human connections, this is a particularly testing time, but as far as TFN is concerned, we really are all in this together.