Every year the BlogOn Conference raises money for a specific chosen charity, but in 2017 we are introducing The BlogOn Community Fund.
Since the very first BlogOn in 2013 Laura, the founder of BlogOn, has tried to incorporate charity giving into the conference. She works tirelessly to gather incredible raffle and tombola prizes for the, now famous, overflowing stalls available on the day. Bloggers buy tickets throughout the event and win some incredible prizes. All this whilst organising the event itself, working and blogging.
Why? Because when her daughter Elizabeth was diagnosed with Leukaemia at just 4 years old she was helped endlessly by charities big and small throughout her treatment. When the dust settled and Elizabeth was on the road to recovery, she set out to pay back as much as she could to those who helped her, giving back £1000’s raised by conference goers to those established charities.
In 2016 we saw a fellow blogger and her family thrown into the crazy world of Cancer and all it brings with it. It was a unanimous decision amongst the community that the 2016 BlogOn charity would be #TeamCowley. We raised over £1700 towards the equipment needed for Chris’ recovery, at just one event.
Following the success of helping one of our own, Laura had the idea of creating a community fund to help bloggers in need. ‘For Bloggers By Bloggers’ is our motto so why not have the funds raised at each BlogOn help bloggers in emergency situations. She quickly formed a panel of established professionals and the idea quickly grew wings.
May 2017 will see the first funds entered into the pot and the applications will open 01/06/17 – for all the details on how the fund works and who can apply click the button below.