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Wensleydale Concert Series

Can you help?

There are lots of ways you can help us to support the concert series. Please use the contact form if you can help or have any other suggestions.

Practical

  • Can you help to distribute a few brochures to friends and neighbours? It is our experience that word of mouth is the best way to share information in the Dales but with only a handful of people distributing brochures it is very difficult to reach large numbers of people. If you can help in your village to distribute brochures to friends and neighbours, local shops, pubs, guest houses and hotels etc. and also chat to friends about our concerts if would help us enormously.
  • Can you help at concerts with interval refreshments and in other practical ways?
  • Do you shop at Amazon? Then you can make a small donation to us with every purchase at no cost to yourself by using the Amazon Smile project and nominating us as your charity of choice.

amazon smile

If you shop at Amazon please register your interest in Wensleydale Concert Series by visiting Amazon's Smile registration page above. Type Wensleydale Concert Series into the "Select your own charity" box then click Search. When our charity name appears click Select. You only need to do this once.

IMPORTANT: In future when you shop at Amazon please remember to use the website http://smile.amazon.co.uk (instead of the usual www address) and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of all qualifying purchases to the concert series. (Note only purchases made via the SMILE link will qualify so please bookmark it or add it to favourites.)

Financial

Ticket prices do not cover the expense of putting on a concert - we invite professional musicians who need to be paid, we also need to pay for travelling expenses, venue hire, heating, piano tuner etc. as well as publicity costs. You can help by:

  • buying a season ticket or at least purchase tickets in advance to give us financial security from ticket sales - especially for concerts in smaller venues.
  • becoming a friend of the concert series by making a donation and filling in a gift aid form which means we can reclaim income tax from your donation. You can use our booking form/gift aid form (download here)
  • sponsoring an event. We have been very lucky that a number of generous individuals have sponsored events over the last couple of years - without their support we would not have been able to continue. If you are interested in sponsoring an event please contact us using the contact form or speak to Carol Haynes or Liz Sowter after a concert.

Partnership

As a community based concert series we would like to establish contacts with local businesses with opportunities for mutual support though event sponsorship, advertising opportunities in concert programmes and acknowledgment via our website and at concerts. If you represent a local business who would like to work with us please contact us via our contact form.

Thank you to:

The Upper Wensleydale Newletter for their generous support over the last few years which has been used to help us with the costs of printing.