Alumni Champions Fund Alumni Champions' Fund - Christmas Appeal Donate Fundraise This Christmas help a young singer find their voice with NYCGB. This December the Alumni Champions Committee is aiming to raise £5,000 through a Christmas Appeal in aid of NYCGB members who require financial assistance to participate in NYCGB’s residential courses and concerts in 2018. To kick start the campaign, NYCGB’s President John Rutter CBE has kindly agreed to match each £1 donated by alumni, up to the first £3,000. The appeal will open on Friday 1 December, with all donations received forming part of the Alumni Champions' Fund - a new annual fund managed by NYCGB Alumni for the benefit of current members. Further information is below. "Let's make the NYCGB open to all young people with the ability to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities this unique family of choirs offers. Your gifts are an investment in the future of this country." NYCGB President John Rutter CBE - December 2017 How to donate From midday on the 1 December 2017 until midnight on the 7 January 2018 you can donate online or send a cheque to the head office. There is no minimum or maximum level of donation – all are welcome. Any donations above the target of £5,000, will also go towards supporting even more young people through the Alumni Champions' Fund All donations that are Gift Aided will enable NYCGB to claim an additional 25p from the taxman for every £1 donated at no extra cost to the donor. How to fundraise Alternatively, you can also set up your own fundraising campaign and profile page on NYCGB’s website, so you can raise funds for the Alumni Champions' Fund by taking part in fundraising challenges, such as 5K runs or by creating your own, for example going carol singing, hosting a charity bake off or organising a mini concert. To learn how to set up your own fundraising page on our website please click here for a step by step guide. About the Alumni Champions' Fund Each year, NYCGB directly assists one in five aspiring young singers with the cost of auditions, course fees and travel costs. Without this help they wouldn’t be able to participate in NYCGB’s life changing activities The Alumni Champions' Fund is a new annual fund that has been established by NYCGB alumni to raise money in aid of current NYCGB members who require financial assistance to participate in NYCGB’s courses and concerts. This is a fund that has been set up and will be managed by NYCGB alumni. All donors that donate to the fund will be recognised on NYCGB's website and future publicity as an NYCGB Alumni Champion. In January 2018, all funds raised will be awarded to NYCGB members who have applied for financial assistance by an appointed representative of the Alumni Champions Committee.