Benefit Concert for Refugees at The Ivy House – THANK YOU!

3/3/2016 | Sue Whitehead

Ewan McLennan

Thomas McCarthyOur sold out benefit concert for refugees at The Ivy House on Friday 15 January made £2650 from ticket sales, the raffle and donations. With Gift Aid added (ticket sales aren’t eligible for Gift Aid) there is a pretty incredible grand total of £2794 !!!!!

The  excellent  Ewan McLennan   and  Thomas McCarthy   headlined, and also appearing were  Aimee Leonard & Emmie Ward (with Mary Currie), Pete Cooper and Gentlefolk!

Thank you so much to everybody involved who gave their time for free, including all the artists, Rob our poster designer, Pascal our sound technician, and all the helpers on the night.

Thanks also to everybody who bought a ticket, gave a donation, bought a raffle ticket or   donated a prize for the raffle. Thanks to The Ivy House for letting us have a cancelled night at very short notice, and thanks to the fantastic audience.

All  proceeds (less a small amount towards artists’ travel expenses) have gone to Help Refugees, a charitable fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift fund (we have to word it like that for legal reasons, sorry …… )

Help Refugees are a volunteer group providing practical help such as building shelters and providing heaters for refugees in Calais and Lesbos. Their website is www.helprefugees.org.uk

They say “Thanks so much for your” (ie everyone’s!) “wonderful efforts. Really appreciate you holding this fundraising on behalf of the refugees. We will ensure proceeds are put to immediate use. With temperatures dropping below zero, our biggest focus right now is warmth. These funds will very much help towards that.”

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