Fundraise, Raise the Funds!

So, as I’ve blogged previously, I’m going crazy with the thought of having to raise £6000… it’s not easy, I can tell you that for free.

I’ve had a few ideas, like doing a sponsored silence (my friend did it for me, and managed to raise about £70), and I’m going to be doing bake sales, going busking, holding a dinner dance, organizing a gala day with various performers and stalls at the local church hall and a performance evening at college, but I’m just not convinced that this will be enough…

This is where you come in…

I need some very good, cost effective methods for fundraising. I can’t really do anything sponsored, because we’ve already done that, and I can’t do another large event, because I’ve got three coming up! So any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Please, everyone, tell your friends about my cause, and if you can, and are feeling generous (which would really be amazing) you can donate some money, however little or large amount that may be, to my donations page to help me:

DONATIONS PAGE – PLEASE CLICK.

All of the information you need is on this page, and it really is going towards a good cause.

AND if you need any more persuasion as to who and what you’re helping, here is a video of me performing in Copacabana as Lola La Mar in 2011…

Copacabana 2011

So, to summarize, please leave your suggestions in the comments!

It’s been a while… but I’m still going!

Sorry for the lack of posting recently, I’ve been incredibly busy with college and shows and whatever else, but I’m back. And I’m still desperately trying to fundraise for Mountview!

I’ve set up this donations page, which is much easier to use than the previous method. Any donations would be so greatly appreciated, and I’m working so hard to raise the money! Please just take a moment to look at the page, and if you can, donate. Any amount helps, even if it’s as little as £1. But if you can’t donate yourself, please share the link with everyone you know, on your blog, or on Twitter or Facebook, just to get the word around and create as much opportunity as possible.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE

I’ve still got a long way to go before raising the full amount, but I know with your help that I can do it!

Getting into the Christmas spirit – “Elf”, top 5 movie moments

Okay, so I’m sure everyone is aware of the film “Elf”. If you haven’t seen it, you must – it is the best Christmas film ever made! (In my opinion anyway) and I’m sure many more will agree.

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Buddy the Elf is played by none other than the brilliant Will Ferrell.

Buddy is brought up in the North Pole amongst other Elves, but due to his giant size, discovers that he is in fact a human, and that Santa is not his real Dad. His real Dad lives in New York, so Buddy is sent there in search of his true identity. But of course, Buddy doesn’t understand the life of a New Yorker, so everything goes wrong for him…

Here are my top 5 favourite movie moments…

1. When Buddy sits outside the shower singing “Baby it’s Cold Outside” – This part in itself is funny, but it’s the bit just after that makes me laugh the most, when she tells him not to look, so he covers his eyes and runs… right into the lockers!

2. When he tries to put the star on top of the Christmas tree– The Christmas tree that Buddy and Michael bring into the house is huge. In fact, it’s far too big for the house, because it curls over to fit under the ceiling, and there’s no way that either of them could reach the top of it. So, Buddy runs out, then runs back in, jumps on the sofa, then off it and onto the tree. Of course he doesn’t reach the top, he just grabs onto it and ends up pulling the tree on top of himself…

3. When Buddy and Emily kiss – It’s the cutest thing ever! It’s just his face afterwards, he looks so happy and completely bowled over. But it’s when he runs into his Dad’s office shouting “I’m in love!” that really makes it for me.

4. When he gets drunk in the mail room– This part is absolutely brilliant! His dancing is hilarious, and all of the mail room workers get behind him. At last, Buddy has some friends.

5. When Buddy’s Dad sings to save Christmas– Let’s face it, it’s magical. The man who hated Christmas, was horrible to Buddy, and really was the “scrooge” of the film, sings along with the carols to help make Santa’s sleigh fly again. I’m going to be honest, I cried. I’m a sucker for happy endings…

I know I said top 5… but there is a sixth…

6. “You sit on a throne of lies” – I’m not going to describe it… just watch it 😉

Seriously though, if you haven’t seen it, you should watch it right now. You will not regret it. Well, you might because you’ll want to watch it again and again – it will take over your life!

Come on guys – it’s Christmas!