Little Heroes Comics
Charity Number: 1174304
Trustees' Annual Report
14/08/2019 - 30/07/2019
Objectives and activities
The primary objective of Little Heroes Comics is to provide children undergoing long term medical treatment in the UK with a fun and creative outlet by the provision of art materials through a comic-making package. Our key objectives for the year were as follows:
● Continue to build brand awareness within the UK comics scene
● Continue to build brand awareness within the Health Industry across the UK
● Distribute the remaining 400 kits to children.
● Start to support the ongoing costs of the charity without the need for a grant this year.
Achievements and performance
We are super excited to announce that we hit our target this year. We managed to get all the remaining kits we had left from last years grant provided by The National Lottery, shipped out and into the hands of kids across the country.
This year we took our first venture into funding a whole year of running the charity via donations alone and no grants. Where this was successful and we managed to raise enough money to keep the charity running. We did fail at bringing in enough money to get the charity growing and building up the reserves needed to make 5000 more kits to send out. As such we are taking all that we have learned this year and pushing forward with a new campaign called £15,000 for 5000. This is aimed at raising the £15,000 needed to create and distribute 5000 more kits over the next 2 years.
The Kits Future
The main reason that the cost for making the next 5000 kits is so reduced compared to last year is that over the course of this year our founder Aaron has been working with the talented artist Andy Hanks to create a complete kit branded in the Little Heroes (How To Make Comics With Springworth) brand. Once we have raised the required funds we can then get these made and shipped over to us instead of us having to make each kit individually. This will not only mean a better and more fun kit for the children but it will also mean we can afford to send more kits out in the long term.
Points Of Light Award
On December 14th 2018 our Founder Aaron Rackley was awarded the Points Of Light Award by the Prime Ministers Office. The Points Of Light award is given out daily by the Prime Minister to recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community