This Christmas we’re turning your fivers into tenors! (and sopranos and altos and basses)

By 23 December the Alumni Champions Committee aims to raise £15,000 for the Alumni Champions Fund through their 2018 Christmas Appeal in aid of talented young tenors, sopranos, altos and basses who require financial assistance to participate in NYCGB's 2019 residential courses and concerts.

The appeal launched on Tuesday 27 November (Giving Tuesday) and to help kickstart the fundraising we are delighted to report that a kind supporter matched each £1 donated, up to the first £2,500. Literally turning your fivers into tenners!

I would not be able to take part in these incredible courses at all without financial support. These courses have taught me so much and given me so many opportunities which I could never otherwise have. I feel so lucky to be able to learn and sing with such talented girls, teachers and people working in the music industry. I cannot express how grateful I am to be part of such an amazing group of people. These courses are the highlight of my year! Thank you so, so much!!!

The appeal is open until midnight on 23 December 2018. You can donate via this webpage or send a cheque to the NYCGB office. There is no minimum or maximum level of donation – all are welcome. Any donations over and above the target of £15,000 will 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.

In January 2019 all funds raised by the appeal will be awarded to NYCGB members who have applied for financial assistance by an appointed representative of the Alumni Champions Committee.

Find out more about the Alumni Champions' Fund

The NYCGB Alumni Champions Fund Christmas Appeal is an official Giving Tuesday partner.