War Child put out open call for clubs to join venue-powered fundraiser
War Child have announced a venue-powered fundraiser, ‘Dance For Good’, and issued an open call for UK night clubs to join the initiative on 29th April.
Created and powered by the charity’s The Right To Dance platform, the fundraiser urges clubs to donate a percentage of their profits from a night to support War Child’s ongoing work in conflict areas including Ukraine and Yemen.
The annual action aligns with UNESCO’s International Dance Day, and will build on last year’s event which saw 11 of the country’s leading underground venues collectively raise over £4.5k.
This year War Child hope to build on last year’s success and reach a target of £15k whilst expanding their network of venue partners, which currently includes the likes of EartH, Village Underground, Corsica Studios, Cobalt Studios, Soho House, The Mill, Patterns, The Love Inn and XOYO.
Charlotte Nimmo, Head of Fundraising Engagement at War Child UK commented: “As far as we’re aware, DFG is a first of its kind and sees venues rallying behind a single cause and date on an unprecedented scale. It’s an emphatic testament to the power of club culture as a force for good, at a time when these virtues need to be appreciated and supported more than ever. We’re hugely grateful for all participating venues, who are helping ensure War Child can reach more vulnerable children caught in conflict.”
War Child’s The Right To Dance platform was created to mobilise the dance music community to support the charity’s work through collective action including events, merch and content.
If you’re interested in joining the fundraiser contact War Child for more info before the sign up deadline on 20th April.
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