OB Cara Vaitilingam (OB 2016) has started a charity initiative called #CurtainUpInCrisis, which consists of 20-minute performances from talented young people, streamed live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CurtainUpInCrisis/
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6pm BST. People watching it live or catching up afterwards are encouraged to donate to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, which distributes funds to community foundations across the UK, helping people who are physically vulnerable or suffering from the social and economic impact of the crisis.
They have had had 3 weeks of performances so far and they're delighted to announce they're less than £150 away from our initial fundraising goal of £2,000!The next performance is tomorrow (Tuesday 11 May) at 6pm and it’s a really special one from Max Macmillan, also an Old Bristolian and an extremely talented musician (who has also been playing Timothy Turner on smash hit series Call The Midwife since 2012!) He’s going to play a selection of pieces for us tomorrow and I would absolutely love if you guys tuned in to watch and, if you feel so inclined, donated to the appeal. All the performances so far are available to watch any time on the page, so you can binge them to get more bang for your buck!
The donations page is as follows: www.dowhatyoucan.net/curtain-up-in-crisis
They hope to raise £2,000 so any amount you could give, no matter how small, would be very much appreciated.
If you want to know more about the charity and the appeal, they have some informative FAQs here: https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/faq/