THE BIG GIVE 2020CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN
We were thrilled that London Youth Choirs was chosen by The Big Give and The Childhood Trust to participate in their Champions for Children online appeal.
This was a massive vote of confidence in the role LYC is playing in continuing to educate and provide emotional support to our young members across the whole of London.
Conscious that many LYC families were finding lockdown financially challenging, we have not charged any membership fees this summer term. Some families have kindly donated their fees and we are aiming to bring in additional donations through The Big Give to fund the ongoing delivery of LYC Live, our weekly online training programme.
OUR APPEAL TARGET WAS £45,000
This meant that we needed to raise £22,500 in online donations between 23-30 June. Every gift would be matched pound-for-pound by a combination of The Childhood Trust and a generous new donor.
Donations from just £5 were matched and we hoped that this appeal would enable us to attract support at all levels from new, as well as existing, supporters.
We are delighted to announce we passed our target and raised £45,500 in just over 25 hours!
We went on to raise £54,500 over the Big Give fundraising week.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
London Youth Choirs is about so much more than learning to sing. LYC teaching raises confidence and aspiration levels in young people, many of whom come from challenging circumstances and have little support at home.
Yyour help will keep our young people singing. Over the past 7 years, membership has grown to 311 and we know that more young people are wanting to join.
What’s special about The Big Give is that your generous gift was doubled and if you added Gift Aid your donation, LYC received even more.
YOUR £20 DONATION
+ £20 Big Give match + £5 Gift Aid = £45 to LYC
YOUR £100 DONATION
+ £100 Big Give match + £25 Gift Aid = £225 to LYC
YOUR £500 DONATION
+ £500 Big Give match + £125 Gift Aid = £1,125 to LYC
Every pound you gave contributed to our mission of offering all young Londoners, irrespective of background or circumstances, an enriching musical experience. Donations from this appeal will help to ensure our teaching and wellbeing support through LYC Live can be sustained until we can come together again for rehearsals.
Every gift, whatever the size, will make a difference.
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