Brighton School of Samba Van Crowdfund

by info in Brighton, East Sussex, England

Brighton School of Samba Van Crowdfund
We did it
On 26th September 2016 we successfully raised £3,415 with 45 supporters in 42 days

Pledge for a free samba lesson, T-shirt or just for the music! Help us replace our van so we can continue entertaining Brighton

by info in Brighton, East Sussex, England

You've probably seen Brighton School of Samba rumble past on parade at one of many free events across Brighton, Hove and beyond over the past nine years. Your feet will have tapped along as our fast, Rio style samba and costumes bring a carnival vibe to the city at events like Burning the Clocks, Kemptown carnival, Brighton Pride and Brighton Festival, giving free entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people.

Our van of the past 9 years sadly had to be scrapped just after Pride this summer. It was essential for transporting our instruments and costumes for our weekly drum and dance workshops. It also got us to and from all the performances we appear at, as well as enabling us to go into schools and businesses to teach many different people how to play samba.

We need to raise funds for a replacement van by the end of September so that we can continue. The School and its members have contributed so far, and we also have this crowdfund page as another way for us to reach our target. See below for a breakdown of our target.

We need to buy the van by the end of September when we re-start classes for the Autumn/Winter term. This term leads up to 'Burning the Clocks' parade at Christmas and it's important that new members can learn and get ready for this big annual parade.

Any and all money raised will contribute to a replacement van. Any extra money we raise above the target means a better quality, longer-lasting van. By contributing to our van fund you are helping us to continue for another ten years entertaining you and our wonderful city of Brighton & Hove!


About Brighton School of Samba
Brighton School of Samba is a community, not-for-profit organisation in Brighton, East Sussex run by its members. It was founded in 2007 and is approaching its 10th anniversary year in 2017.

Here's what participants, past and present, have said about Brighton School of Samba:

"I was made to feel so welcome by everyone, BSS has a real community feel to it. I have recommended it to my friends and they have now joined as well."

"I am so impressed by the level of teaching - and passion - that everyone involved puts in, thank you x"

"Such a friendly group of people, I was made to feel instantly welcome and part of the group. I can't wait for my first performance"

Breakdown of our target:

Van (used Nissan NV200 or Ford Transit):
Budget approx. £6,000 (incl. VAT if bought from Trade dealership for £5,000+VAT)
Plus one year's running costs:
Insurance: £700
Tax: £230
Roadside cover: £80
Approx. costs of fees (CrowdFunder, payment processing) & rewards : £815
Target Total: £7,825



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for supporting BSS!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Receive one free 1-hour beginner's session in either dance or drumming at one of our regular Sunday workshops from October 2016 to December 2016.

£20 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Receive a 6" x 4" photo print of Brighton School of Samba from Pride 2016 as a thank you!!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks

£30 or more

11 of 75 claimed

£30 Reward

Receive a Limited Edition 10th Anniversary BSS t-shirt as a thank you for supporting us!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks

£50 or more

10 of 75 claimed

£50 Reward

Receive two Limited Edition BSS 10th Anniversary T-shirts!

£75 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£75 Reward

VIP (one person) - Be a guest of honour in a parade performance with BSS! Walk with us in the parade lineup at an event like Burning the Clocks 2016, Kempton Carnival 2017, Brighton Pride 2017 and more. Plus, receive one Limited Edition 10th Anniversary t-shirt

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£150 Reward

VIP (Two people) - Be guests of honour in a parade performance with BSS! Walk with us in the parade lineup at an event like Burning the Clocks 2016, Kempton Carnival 2017, Brighton Pride 2017. Plus, receive a Limited Edition 10th Anniversary t-shirt each!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks!

£250 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£250 Reward

Sponsorship of our 10th Anniversary T-Shirt for your company with your logo printed on the front of the t-shirt. Plus 5 Limited Edition t-shirts!

£375 or more

£375 Reward

Enjoy a samba drum workshop taught at your school or workplace for a half day for up to 30 people (instruments provided). East/West Sussex only, subject to availability. Dates to be agreed in advance.

£500 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£500 Reward

Have us perform at your event in 2017! e.g. wedding, birthday, school fete, parade. NOTE: Only available in East or West Sussex. Subject to date and availability, to be agreed separately.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Private Donation - our immense thanks

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Private Donation - Our immense thanks

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