The Cost of Giving it All

Posted by Annie on July 26, 2011

I really love to create opportunities for music fans to reach out and help others. Memories in Music has raised thousands of pounds since its first charity event at Knebworth House (visit our past events section to view photos from the events). Together with music fans, we’ve put smiles on the faces of children in need in Brazil, and helped those struggling with cancer here in the UK. It’s a very good feeling to help other people through your love of music, as those who have helped know!

Our new event is benefiting the Outside Edge Theatre Company, who work with people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. As entertainment for the public, we’ve got music by Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention and Vo Fletcher, a drama by the theatre company, a raffle and a music display. All great stuff, and we hope the evening will help the company to continue their work.

Events like these cost money to stage. You can’t get away from it. I’d like to give ALL the money we raise on the night to The Outside Edge. That means I have to find sponsors so that all the ticket and raffle money can go straight to the theatre company to continue their charity work. That’s a big goal. Can you help me achieve it?

Here are some of the costs with which I hope music fans will help:

Stage hire/set-up: £30, $49
Chair hire/set-up: .40p, .65 cents per chair (we need £60, $90 for all the chairs)
*Green room for the performers: £22, $36 *The Green room has now been sponsored.*
Ticket printing: £12.50, $20 per run (we need two runs)
Performing Rights Society license for live music: £35, $57
Venue hire: £60 per hour, $98 per hour. Some hours have already been sponsored, we need 3 more.

100% sponsorship can be done, but it costs someone to give it all. There’s a great expression: Many hands make light work. This applies to our event. The more fans we get to give, the lighter the burden will be on the money for the event. Let’s do it! Even purchasing one chair will help us towards our goal.

Thanks music fans!
Annie x

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2 Responses to “The Cost of Giving it All”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Put me down for the green room, love. Money to follow next week!

  2. Annie Says:

    Thank you for taking care of the performers Cathy. Both the actors and the musicians needed a place to relax and wait before they go on, and when they come off stage too! It’s much appreciated.