As the scheduled 2021 Beat The Streets is unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are taking our fundraising efforts online. We’ll be running an extensive campaign until the end of January in aid of Framework Housing Association; the leading homelessness charity in the East Midlands.
Over the last 3 years, you have helped us to raise nearly £250,000 of vital funds that have enabled Framework to keep the Sneinton Hermitage shelter open all year round, employ two mental health workers, and continue delivering desperately needed services, during what has been an incredibly difficult period.
We’ve had such incredible support over the last few years, and there are so many ways that you can get involved this winter to continue to contribute to this very important cause.
The yearly sell-out popularity of the tombola at the festival has inspired an online raffle, which like the regular feature, will offer a substantial selection of prizes including concert tickets, gift vouchers and other contributions from generous local businesses & artists including Rock City, Rough Trade, The National Ice Centre, Broadway Cinema and many more. You can enter the raffle and view a full list of the prizes here.
A further set of premium rewards will be on offer via a Crowdfunder option, where givers can pledge a set amount for exclusive rewards such as Splendour Festival VIP treatment, a salsa dance class, tickets in the executive box at The O2, a digital marketing audit, a custom commissioned portrait and lots more. This will be coming at the start of December, so keep your eyes peeled!
Alongside the raffle and rewards schemes, we will be taking part in an array of fundraising activities & challenges, and seeking sponsorship for their efforts. Teams will aim to collectively walk the distance between DHP’s Bristol venue, Thekla, and Rock City. You can track all our efforts and donate over at our JustGiving page here.
Beat The Streets is also encouraging the local artists who would usually make up the bulk of their line up to get involved with their own sponsored activities, and with so many creative minds combining forces for the cause, there are bound to be many more opportunities to raise & give announced throughout the fundraiser.
With the coronavirus pandemic still having a profound effect on local communities across the country, and a notably devastating impact on the live music industry, there has never felt like a more important time to stand together and support the most vulnerable people in our society.