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The Light Fund

What Is The Light Fund All About?

The Light Fund is the industry’s umbrella charitable body that raises funds for specific charity projects covering children, women and men.

It was set up in 2004 by Progressive Gifts & Home’s joint managing directors Jakki Brown and Ian Hyder and, since its inception, it has raised well over £1,000,000 for a number of charities including The Children’s Trust, Kidscape, Teenage Cancer Trust Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre, Guide Dogs For The Blind, The Orchid Trust and Prostate Cancer Care.

Through multifarious fundraising efforts - from raffles at Max Publishing awards events, quiz nights, treasure hunts, product sell-offs and individual’s private fundraising efforts - £thousands are raised for good causes.

Everyone on The Light Fund committee gives their time for nothing and there are no admin charges - meaning all the money we raise goes direct to the causes.

Charities are invited to submit proposals to a specially created website

At the end of each year, each member of The Light Fund committee consider each and every charity project submission received and vote independently on the top projects (in order of priority) they feel have the most merit in funding. These votes are then correlated with the charity projects, with the highest number of votes receiving the funding.

Commenting, Jakki Brown, co-founder of The Light Fund and editorial director of PG&H said: “It is fantastic that, through the collective generosity of those in the industry, we are able to achieve so much for those less fortunate than ourselves through The Light Fund.” For more details visit

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