Meet the projects pitching at The Multiplier with CFN & BeyondMe
We’re really excited that City Funding Network (CFN) is partnering with BeyondMe to present The Multiplier. Hosted at WeWork Southbank on 28th September. Three of the BeyondMe teams’ charities have been selected to pitch for funding on the night. We spoke to the charities and some of their BeyondMe teams to find out more about them and how they’re feeling about the night:
“We're so proud and happy to have been invited to the CFN event in September to present on behalf of South London Cares”, said Alex Smith, CEO and Founder of South London Cares. “We're hoping to raise a really great amount of money to fund South London Cares' Winter Wellbeing programme, which helps older neighbours, most of whom live alone, to stay warm, healthy, active and connected during the most isolating time of year. And we've got an exciting, innovative and attractive funding plan that will help us more than treble everything that's raised on the night.”
Kirsty Erridge, Fundraising Manager at Maternity Worldwide, told us about their project: “We have been working with our BeyondMe PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) team on developing a Home to Hospital Tracking Project which is looking into different technologies which can be used in low-resource rural settings in Ethiopia to track pregnant women and where they deliver their babies. We’re really excited to be able to pitch the project as we think the findings from the technologies used will make a huge impact on reducing the number of women who die during childbirth in the future as the project is rolled out further.” Felicity is part of their BeyondMe team at PwC: “As a team, we wanted to support a charity where we could use our digital expertise for a cause we all felt passionately about so Maternity Worldwide is a great fit. I’m looking forward to The Multiplier event to hear what exciting things the other teams have been up to and hopefully raise some money for a great cause!”
“I want to encourage children like mine to read for pleasure and to discuss books with their school friends face to face. I thought that if my kids were struggling to like reading then this was probably even more acute for children in disadvantaged areas”, said Ali Palmer, Co-Director of Book Clubs in Schools. “We are a little nervous about pitching on the night but think it will be good for us to step out of our comfort zone! As a friend once told us ‘it’s good to do something that scares you every day’ – we are really looking forward to the post pitch beer!”
We hope you’ll be able to join us in supporting these charities at The Multiplier – tickets are available here.