Emergency Crowdfunder update!

Thankyou crowdfund

We are delighted to announce that after receiving Gift Aid and a few late donations, our crowdfunder has reached a grand total of £25,475, exceeding our ambitious target. 

Like so many charities, Dance Base has faced an incredibly challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on public activity. In September 2020 we launched a short-term crowdfunding campaign which ran for 8 weeks on Go Fund Me. We received donations from an incredible 532 individual donorsreaching past our target of £25,000! We were so touched to hear your messages of support and to find out what Dance Base means to you. 

Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and helped us to raise this significant amount. With your help, we have been able to ensure that Dance Base can continue as a charity for the benefit of everyone.  

While the pandemic continues to affect our activities and income, these donations have given us the confidence and short-term stability to continue. We are also committed to using these donations to restart our work beyond the walls of Dance Base to support people’s health and wellbeing, however new lockdown restrictions mean that much of this will need to happen later this year. Your donations will help us to get started as soon as possible and we will keep you up to date with our progress. 

 In summary, this fantastic fundraising total has already helped to: 

  • Stabilise our finances 
  • Ensure that no more staff redundancies are currently necessary 
  • Allow us to continue running a broad programme of online classes 
  • Help us to form a new strategy and department focused on Dance for Health and Wellbeing. 

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