UKBlues Federation Crowdfunding Campaign Update for LaVendore Rogue
The crowdfunding campaign set up by the UK Blues Federation (UKBF) to raise funds to help LaVendore Rogue, winners of the 4th UKBlues Challenge, with their costs representing the UK at the 34th International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2018 and the 8th European Blues Challenge in Hell, Norway in March 2018, has got off to a fantastic start with more than £4,200 having been raised in just over two weeks since the campaign started.
In addition to what has been raised so far by the crowdfunding campaign, UKBlues has donated directly to LaVendore Rogue the sum of £1,500 to give them some working capital to start booking accommodation in Memphis etc.
With this contribution from UKBF, the total pledged and/or received is just short of £6,000, nearly 75% of the initial crowdfunding target of £8,000.
The UK Blues Federation is delighted that there has been such a great response to date and urges everybody to visit the crowdfunding page – HERE – where you can not only make a pledge to support LaVendore Rogue but also get your hands on some great, exclusive rewards for doing so!
For the UK Blues Federation, Dave Raven, Treasurer, said, ‘We are very pleased to be able to make this substantial contribution towards the significant costs that LaVendore Rogue face to get to and compete in both Challenges. It is yet another example of the UK Blues Federation ‘putting their money where their mouth is’ and supporting and promoting blues in the UK.’
Joel Fisk of LaVendore Rogue said: ‘We really appreciate this – it’ll be a massive help getting the ball rolling, so thank you so much to the UK Blues Federation!’
It is not too late to get involved and make your contribution by visiting our crowdfunding page so if you have not donated, please have a look and see what great rewards are on offer in return for your financial support! Being part of the adventure that will take LaVendore Rogue to Memphis and Hell is Just a Click Away – CLICK HERE
Here is a very special message from the Rogues themselves!