Events for Charities started off the back of a few charities events over the last 2 years and we want to share and help with some of the experiences we have gained and give help to groups, and organisations wanting to put on a successful event with less stress.
Our first charity music event was in aid of 500 miles for Ciara in assoiciation with Poppy Scotland, we put together a music event featuring a host of original and covers bands and raised a total of £2,494. This was to help Ciara go to blind school in Edinburgh, with the promotion and media we used to promote the event we gained more attention and helped Ciara gain her place in Edinburgh's school for the blind. Ciara's father Mac passed on the cash we raised after obtaining funding for Ciara to go to school to another charity of his choice.
The following year we were part of Rock for funds, that hosted a music event over 2 venues in aid of Yorkhill Childrens Foundation. With using past experiences we benefited from and raised a grand total of £3742. The aim was to continue with Rock for Funds but the venture was going in a different direction from what we were hoping for and we moved on from Rock For Funds.
Since then Events for Charities was born through a family member having been taken in to Yorkhill Childrens hospital in Glasgow and they asked if I would like to get involved in raising money as a thank you to them for the care and support they had shown them while they were going through treatment for their son. Since the initial conversations Events for Charities was born.
The first event under the Events for Charities banner was on the 8th April 2012 in Glasgow's Merchant City in aid of Love Hope & Strength Foundation. The Event was over two stages and over 20+ bands and artists took part in the event. We managed to raise £612.34 through admissions, raffles and auction of a Simple Minds 5x5 Boxset and Tour T-shirt that was donated by Simple Minds.
The Second event under the Events for Charities banner was on the 5th & 6th May 2012 in Glasgow's Merchant City in aid of Yorkhill Children's Foundation. The Event was over 6 stages and over 62+ bands and artists took part in the event. We managed to raise £2945.77 through admissions, raffles and auction of a Signed Rangers Football Club ball donated to us from Rangers Football Club.
The Third event under the Events for Charities banner was on the 29th & 30th September 2012 in Glasgow in aid of Cue & Review (Print Speaking to the Blind). The Event was over 2 venues with the best in tribute bands playing Maggie May's and some of the best Rock, Blues & covers bands playing the Clutha.. We managed to raise £3050.67 through admissions, raffles & donations.
The Fourth event under the Events for Charities banner took place on the 1st to 12th December 2012 in aid of Erskine Hospital, CHAS and Yorkhill Children's Foundation "Twelve Days of Christmas". with 36 bands/aritists and 10 venues forming what was to be a great 12 days of music and comedy. We managed to raise £2017.62 each charity will recieve £672.54 through donations, raffles and entry fee to a few of the venues.
The fifth event the annual EFC Festival in Aid of Yorkhill Children's Charity (Formally Yorkhill Children's Foundation was help on the 3rd to 5th May 2013. This event was ran over 3 days with artists, bands and comedians performing over the weekend. The total raised for the event was £3984.81 from ticket sales, raffles and dontaions.
After working 14 years in the music industry in management, promotion and booking agency work we have been putting our experiences in the industry to good use to market events and promotion. We hope you will find this website resource useful and helps you have a successful charity event.
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