Shooting Star and Charity of the Year BRIC 2023

BRIC is Our Chosen Charity 

After receiving brilliant applications from many worthy causes, we’re delighted to announce that BRIC (Building Resilience in Communities) has been selected as our Charity of the Year for 2023! 

As a team we felt that we could help make a difference for a cause that is becoming more and more vital to communities in Lincolnshire.  

BRIC, based in Gainsborough, supports vulnerable children and their families across Lincolnshire. The team have changed the lives of thousands of children and their families since 1984.  

They provide emotional support and practical help to get them back on their feet after dealing with issues such as illness, disability, abuse, isolation, and the demands of having a young family. 

Kamila Zolotar, the Community Engagement Manager at BRIC, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Shooting Star for choosing us as their charity of the year for 2023.  

“We are at our best when we support each other, and we are certain that the relationship with Shooting Star will help us raise awareness of the vital work we do to support vulnerable children and their families in Lincolnshire.  

“It’s so wonderful to know that we have them on board supporting us because reaching the most vulnerable in the communities at the earliest opportunity, actively promoting the good emotional health and well-being of children, adults, and communities and yet demonstrating the best possible impact for the best value is what we are focused on.  

“This makes the wonderful start to the year for the whole team at BRIC.” 

BRIC offers a range of support for families that may be struggling. Its Happier Families project provides support for children and their families to enable them to feel less isolated, healthier, and happier together.   

The support could be offered over the telephone, by a Family Support Mentor visiting the home, or by accessing a community activity, whichever is right for the family at the time.  

Kids’ Patch is BRIC’s community garden project, providing weekly activities in one of its community spaces across Lincolnshire, connecting children and their families with food, nature, and their community.  

The spaces provide an opportunity for parents and their children to spend time outdoors to reduce isolation and improve resilience, health, and happiness. The sessions run all year, and in all weathers, with everyone enjoying the fresh air and learning more about the environment and where food comes from. 

2023 marks the 16th year of our charity of the year initiative, through which we help local good causes raise their profile through pro bono marketing, PR, digital and event support. Our past beneficiaries include Headway Lincolnshire, The Bearded Fishermen, Help Us Grieve, Help Me, I’m Fine and Sophie’s Journey. 

To find out more about BRIC and the work they do, visit: