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BNI Fantasia aim to help businesses and individuals grow in the West Essex area

At BNi Fantasia our aim is to help businesses and individuals grow in the West Essex area. We meet every Friday morning and our members are part of the world’s leading business referral organisation with over 280,000 Members in over 10,000 BNI Chapters worldwide. Over £520m of business a year is shared in the UK & Ireland alone. Our members enjoy unparalleled business growth, driven by a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. 

But we’re also keen to support our local community and TheGivingMachine has helped us do exactly that. We have our very own GivingLottery that supports Rainbow Rural. They give disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Great Dunmow and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and have fun on their sustainable working farm.

Children and adults who visit love working outdoors, whether with animals or gardening and gain so much from the experience. As a registered Care Farm they can support safe, supported access to the centre. Our support helps Rainbow Rural to provide this opportunity and make a difference to our local community.

We have our very own GivingLottery that supports Rainbow Rural. They got us up and running super quickly and our members simply play weekly to support our cause. So far, with only 20 players, we’re raising around £1,000 a year and our members love the idea that their charitable support also gives them a chance to win and we have had many winners over the last year.  

We all look forward to the Saturday evening draw in the hope of getting a welcome notification. As our group is growing, we’re looking forward to referring even more business and making an even bigger difference with Rainbow Rural.

We hope that more business groups like ours will consider adopting a local charity and supporting it in this way so that we can all have some fun and make a difference at the same time.


About the author

Luisa Gatward

Our Head of Operations, Luisa is responsible for the smooth running of all operations including marketing and partner relationships. Having started working for TheGivingMachine in 2010, she has seen our Charity grow and develop into what we have today.

Bnifantasia Debbie

Vice President BNi Fantasia, Great Dunmow

Debbie Babbage

Head of Operations & Business Development at Chew Events

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