Since all of the money for the refurbishment was raised last year the fundraising team on the FoTBC Board has been taking a bit of a break and focusing on working with colleagues to get the cinema ready for opening in April 2013.  However, we need to get back to work again especially since FoTBC has committed to donating a minimum of £5,000 to the cinema every year, to help it to provide a really good service to all members of the community and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy using the facility.

Over the next few months we expect to be generating some new ideas and activities to meet that commitment and we hope that our Friends will get involved with us in making these happen.  In the meantime, feel free to send us your ideas about how we can raise money for the cinema.  If you would like to make a donation then please take a look at the section of this website which invites you to sponsor a seat or simply contact us to make a donation, no matter how big or how small, at

Downloadable here is a sponsorship form for any events you are planning, plus Fundraising Hints and Tips. Also downloadable is a four page leaflet explaining the project that you could hand out to people at your event.

Please support our lottery

If you'd like to contribute to the campaign little and often, why not support us via the Weather Lottery, which raises money for charities through its Sunshine and Lightning lotteries and lists a lot of well known charities on its books? Sign up for as little as £1 a week (up to 60p of which comes to us), and you are in with a chance of winning £10,000 or £25,000, depending on the game you choose. Take a punt - and help get the cinema built..

One of the major ways we are planning to raise funds to rebuild the cinema is through seat sponsorship. It’s a spectacular and delightful way to support the Birks, and your generosity will be acknowledged by way of a plaque on the seat you choose.

You can also donate straightforwardly via the Charity Giving website or to:

Friends of the Birks Cinema at the Royal Bank of Scotland
8 The Square Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
Account No 00168306 Sort Code: 83-15-09
Or send a cheque direct to us