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A £5 donation could help us unlock £20,000

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:31

A £5 donation could help us unlock £20,000

As someone with an interest in the Spark we know you will share our passion for inspiring young people through the arts.

As you know, we introduce children and young people to live performance in the hope they will believe it is "for them" whether as an artist or participant/audience member or both. What we most want to create through the Spark is a direct channel to the hearts and minds of our children to inspire them to be the best they can be. We do this through presenting some of the most inspirational performers in the world during the Spark Festival. These artists have the ability to make us stop and think and to see the world in a new light.

We have a great opportunity to do more of what we do best - but we need your help. Arts Council England has offered us a matching opportunity so that every £1.50 you donate is matched by £1. BUT time is running out – this offer from the Arts Council runs out in April.

We have £20,000 more to unlock and we don't want to lose a penny of it as it could pay for as many as 30 performances in schools reaching up to 3,600 children. If, for instance, you were to donate £10 before 24th April – this would almost double your donation (including gift aid). This would pay for 3 children to attend a show performed in their school.

There has never been a better time to be part of The Spark Arts for Children. A donation from you will make it more exciting than ever. Last year was our biggest festival to date with audiences of almost 25,000 people.

Thank you so much for reading this and please help children in Leicester if you can.

Easy ways to donate:

Text: SPAR10 £10 to 70070

Post: Send a cheque made payable to The Spark Arts for Children

Online: www.thesparkarts.co.uk/donate

Call: 0116 2616893 during office hours for more information

The Spark Arts for Children is a charity so we can GIFT AID your donations. If you would like us to take advantage of Gift Aid, just let us know when making your donation and we'll do the rest. Or, if you are sending a cheque, please complete and send the form below.

Tags: fundraising, Spark Arts for Children, Spark Festival, Funding