A group of like minded friends whose interests include bikes, cars and music formed a committee to organise the inaugural “Brighter Days” event in 2013.
In our first year we raised in excess of $32,000.00 for the two chosen children’s charities SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood); a charity close to some of our groups heart which assist in research for unexplained deaths of perfectly healthy toddlers. The other was for the DEBRA foundation (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association); a debilitating children’s disease where basically every day of their life is a struggle as everything that touches their skin causes it to peel off. It is similar to having third degree burns on their entire body with no cure in sight.
Since 2013 we have continued supporting these two charities. The success of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Brighter Days Festivals far exceeded our expectations and raised a combined total of over $950,000. We hope to raise more funds each year through natural growth and as awareness of the annual event develops. The name obviously is two fold the first, that the event is held in Bright the second is in the hope that we can make a “brighter day” for some kids.
Brighter Days is an incorporated fundraising entity, it is made up of a group of committed people from within our group and also a subcommittee of people from Bright and Melbourne who help the cause immensely.