Become a helper!
We are raising £1,700 to take our A Cappella show, '10 Things I Hate About A Cappella' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time. This project is close to all our hearts, and will help the society achieve goals it has never reached before, perform on a global stage and be challenged and inspired by other A Cappella groups attending the festival.
Who are we?
We are The Songsmiths from the University of Leeds, an award winning and internationally competitive A Cappella group who perform across the country. We have performed on ITV's This Morning and Loose Women, on stage at The Diana Awards and for many other charities. The group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and we hope to go beyond anything the society has accomplished before by taking our show to the biggest arts festival in the world.
The Songsmiths is made up of 16 students, from first years to postgrads! We have been rehearsing tirelessly all year to create a show that reached the ICCA UK Final this March, where judges have praised our professionalism, innovative style and intricate arrangements. This year the society has become bigger and better than ever, becoming more inclusive, broadening our connections with A Cappella societies from other universities and establishing 'The Songsmiths' as a recognisable and established group.
By taking a show to the fringe, we are giving our members the opportunity to perform on the biggest world stage, not to mention all the soft skills gained in the process of workshopping and crafting a commercial show. This is important to us as a committee as we want to give first-year students the chance to experience this unforgettable opportunity, as well as giving final year students their last goodbye to the society.
This is where you step in... As a donor, supporting this cause will have an immediate impact on the current students at the university. Your donation will allow our work to become a tangible reality, increasing the longevity and sustainability of the society in years to come.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
Our minimum target of £1,700 will cover:
- £1,303 contribution to our accommodation (£153.00 per bed/night)
- £240 flyers and posters, essential for drawing in an audience at such a competitive event.
- £150 props, equipment, insurance
If we reach our full target, the rest of the money will afford:
- The remainder of our accommodation costs
Rewards for you
- For a £10 donation, we will post a personalised 'Thank you!' on our social media channels.
- For donations of £20, we will record a personalised song for you! (x15)
- For the first generous donation of £50 we will name a character in our show after you! Immortalise your generous legacy! (x1)
- For any donation, you will receive updates on the fund-raising progress, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
As a society, we have already managed to cover some of the costs ourselves, including the accommodation and venue deposits. However, what we need is some extra support to help subsidise this cost for all members/individuals taking part.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our story, and hope you can help in any way you can by donating or sharing our page! Please stay in touch by finding us at:
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