Spring/Summer 2018 issue

Fundraising update

A round-up of the latest fundraising news from the British Homeopathic Association’s Fundraising Officer Tracey Simmons.

New way to raise funds for the BHA

The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is extremely excited to launch “10k 4 BHA”, a new ongoing initiative to raise funds for the charity.

Two members of the BHA staff–Tracey Simmons and Sacha El Masry–are the first to take on the challenge and have committed to walking 10,000 steps every single day in June–yes, even on the weekends!

The great thing about 10k 4 BHA is that it’s completely flexible–you can do your own 10k whenever and however you wish. So, for example, you could decide to walk 10,000 steps in one day in September this year, or you could choose to do a 10k run in April next year. Or, you could even read 10,000 pages in the month of August–it’s entirely up to you.

Because it’s an ongoing campaign, you choose when it’s best for you to take part. There’s even the option to make it an annual event or do something that will really challenge you–something you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to!

If you would like to take part we’d love to hear about your challenge, so please get in touch–fill in our online form on the BHA website, email or call 020 3640 5903.

If you’re unable to take part but would like to make a donation, you can do so on the BHA website or by calling us on 020 3640 5903. Alternatively, post a cheque payable to ‘British Homeopathic Association’ to CAN Mezzanine, 4951 East Road, London N1 6AH.

As Health & Homeopathy magazine went to press, Tracey and Sacha were halfway through their 10k 4 BHA challenge. Read about how they got on in the next edition or take a look at the BHA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.

BHA's 10,000 challenge: 10k 4 BHA

Incredible support for our legal challenge

You will have read about the judgement made in relation to our legal case against NHS England in the editorial from our CEO, Cristal Sumner. Although the judge did not find in our favour we are grateful for the support we received, including over £109,000 in donations towards our legal costs. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who donated to help us keep homeopathy part of our national health service.

A particular note of gratitude to the Friends of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine who as an active, interested party, made excellent submissions in evidence and supported our work from the very beginning.

Data protection law changes

GDPR: General Data Protection Regulations

Data protection has always been, and always will be, important to us. You’ll be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR affects the way charities, as well as companies and other organisations, keep information about their supporters or customers.

At the BHA we have always taken exceptional care with the information we hold on our supporters. We are very protective of your personal data. We have never sold and we will never sell your details to other organisations. We only share your details to fulfil obligations to you, such as posting Health and Homeopathy magazine, and do so with trusted firms who meet GDPR requirements and destroy records after use.

We have a revised Privacy Statement which explains what information we hold about you, why we hold it, how we protect it for you and how you can have your information removed from our files if you wish. Read our privacy statement or call us on 020 3640 5903 and we will post a copy to you.

You’re unlikely to see any changes in the way we communicate with you, which includes sending you Health and Homeopathy magazine, occasionally sending information about projects we are working on, or important information regarding our campaigns which we think you would be interested to know about. As always, you can contact us whenever you wish to change the way we communicate with you.

Winter appeal success

BHA Winter Appeal snowflake

Although it was a particularly cold and snowy winter, we are warmed to tell you that your donations raised just over £1,500 for the BHA’s Winter Appeal this year. In light of the Judicial Review donations, we were really pleased and are extremely grateful for the support of our work. Our donors are immensely valued and vital to us in continuing our work and for this we are most thankful.