Support The Ferret, This Place Matters

by The Continental & Ferret Fundraiser for Ukraine in Preston, England, United Kingdom

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On 17th November 2020 we successfully raised £9,686 with 327 supporters in 240 days

The Ferret occupies a unique niche in Preston's grassroots live music scene supporting emerging musician and artists. Please help to save it

by The Continental & Ferret Fundraiser for Ukraine in Preston, England, United Kingdom


Hi All you Ferret supporters, our CF end date is 9th May at noon, you’ve all been incredibly generous, fantastic response, quite unexpected and moving but we need to explain that we are having to stretch our target a little and extend deadline in order for us to join the national effort being run by the Music Venue Trust.

To explain The Music Venue Trust have just started a National Crowdfunder campaign. There’ s lots of publicity around it to get the big boys in the industry involved, record companies, agents, bands, politicians, press etc.

We found out last week we wern’t  involved  in this national effort  as our own Crowdfunder which  we got off the ground  in mid March was almost at an end so couldn’t link to theirs

 There is a map on their link #saveourvenues, which if you click on it gives a map of venues at risk. The Ferret WAS on earlier in April but not anymore as you need to be linked to their Crowdfunder campaign. We’ve worked with the Music Venue Trust and CF staff to ensure once our Crowdfunder is extended and aligned with their campaign we’ ll be back on the map.

 Their Campaign works like this, once a venue hits their target the rest goes into a pot for those that haven’t reached  theirs  or,  those  that need immediate help from the Crisis fund, which is being built up at the same time to ensure NO venue closes because it can’t pay its bills.

As you can appreciate we need to be part of this otherwise it looks as though we are home and dry and as the opening date of music venues is likely to be the last on the list, we are certainly not at that point. Even if we don’t raise much more cash (we are only increasing our target back to 10k) the main aim is to be in the national support group. We don’t want decision makers clicking on the link and not finding The Ferret. The Scottish Government have pledged some special help for Music Venues to be given to Local authorities thanks to the lobbying of the quite amazing Music Venue Trust, may happen here, who knows. We also want to help the national campaign and not seem like we are ignoring it.

Our initial fund will be paid by CF next week so your rewards will be sorted out.

One thing the national campaign is keen to do is get artists doing a live stream show for donations. Hence the She Drew The Gun stream you may have already seen on Ferret page  .We’ve had The Templebys, Ivan Campo, Whinge ,Nigel Clark (Dodgy) and Gary Taylor (on Sunday) supporting us already, with Evil Blizz in November in a real live show ! so anyone who wants to perform get in touch.

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Save Our Venues T-Shirt

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free entrance for 2 to Blinders sold out gig

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weekend tickets for Glastonferret

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Draw for 2 tickets to Evil Blizzard

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LEFT T Shirt

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Free gig tickets

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2 course meal for 2 plus bottle of wine

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