Help Barnsley Youth Choir compete in Euro 2017

We need your help to raise money so that Barnsley Youth Choir can represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia

£4,220 raised of £10,000 target 42 %
57 supporters 23 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 9:00pm 22nd May 2017
Please help us raise money to help send some amazing young people to Riga, Latvia to represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games.
 
Barnsley Youth Choir is a remarkable organisation. It is a registered charity run by volunteers that seeks to provide outstanding opportunities for young people who live in Barnsley. 1 in 5 children in Barnsley live in poverty - it's a distressing statistic and a reminder about the importance of opportunities like this for these young people.
 
Despite the challenges the choir faces it has developed an outstanding reputation internationally and is currently ranked 5th in the World Rankings - an unbelievable achievement.  Click here for the World Rankings
 
The choir has been invited to represent Great Britain in the European Choir Games in Riga, Latvia in July 2017. It’s such an honour to be asked to take part in such a prestigious event and compete against the best adult choirs from across the world. In 2015 the choir won 3 gold medals in Germany and was crowned European Champions in 3 categories – we are desperate to give our children an opportunity to try to retain their title but need your help to raise the money they need.
 

 
Many of the children involved come from less affluent backgrounds and, whilst they are working so hard to raise money, they need your help. The choir makes a real difference to the lives of these young people and our community.
 
Thank you in advance for your support - we are incredibly grateful.