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“Our favourite charity”

One of bibic’s donors tells more about why he has supported us for so long.

“During mine and my wife’s long marriage we both occasionally supported a large number of different charities but we supported only bibic for the entire period. I have continued and increased my support now.

Our reason for continuing to support bibic for many more years than any of our other charities is the result of their valuable use of our donations and regular reports on the improvements of the children and young adults they support.

My first knowledge of bibic’s work was in the 1970’s, when a member of the team left a card money box for use by friends and my large family for loose change.

Money was sent to bibic on a regular basis. In the early months I was starting my career studying hard to pass exams. This was a good opportunity to strengthen our relationship with bibic and we have supported them for 30 years.

I had always been keen on all sports and was determined to continue and develop this during my working career. My wife had been involved with a number of my sports and as I took on more projects her support was absolutely essential and she supported and accompanied me at many Regional and National events. Our work was rewarded by the offer of visits to several members of the Royal family.

We were both invited to join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a garden party at the Sandringham royal residence and we also met Anne and Diana. I met Prince Charles twice while I advised the Princes Trust.

We have not been able to visit bibic, but we have developed excellent friendships.

I am keen to continue my friendship and support as long it is possible and in addition to my support I will continue to support special occasions e.g. providing funds for Christmas presents at the Centre for children who come to see you.

I have already promised a donation towards your anniversary.”

We are so grateful for John’s continued support over these 50 years – and look forward to what the future holds for bibic in our mission to support children and young adults.

To support bibic, please make a donation or find out how you can get involved in supporting us too!

Thank you!