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:


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.


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!

Help Me Make My Dream Become REALITY…

Okay, so as you may well know, I have been offered a place at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, which in itself is just a dream come true!

[It still hasn’t sunk in!]

How gorgeous is this view of London?!

How gorgeous is this view of London?!

Now, as one of the UK’s leading Drama Schools, it’s not cheap… in fact, it’s the farthest thing from cheap at a whopping £12,090 per year. So, in order to go, I need to raise an extra £6,000.

Yes, it is a lot.

Yes, I’m aware that it’s going to take blood, sweat and tears to get that in 6 months, but you know what? It’s SOOOOO worth it!

Here’s where you beautiful people come in…

If any of you are feeling generous [please be feeling generous] You will find a link to “donate” at the bottom of this post.

If everyone that visited my site donated just £1, I’d be well on my way to getting a bit closer to living my dream. [Obviously if you wanted to donate more than that I wouldn’t complain! ]

I know, it seems cheeky, and I feel cheeky asking, but honestly, if this were you, you’d probably be trying everything in your power to fundraise that sort of money!

Just to put it into perspective for people who may not know much about Mountview, Amanda Holden and Elaine Page both graduated from there, and are now patrons of the school. What’s more,  Dame Judi Dench is President of the school! DAME JUDI DENCH!!!!

100% of Mountview Graduates gain professional agent representation by the end of their third year, 75% of which go straight into professional work in leading shows as soon as they graduate.

This is big. Like, REAALLLYY BIG. And I want to go sooo badly, but won’t be able to if I don’t get enough money! I’m doing other things to raise money as well, like fundraising events and applying for grants, but this little bit of help may be the difference needed for me to go.

Also, if you could re-blog this post on your blog to get more attention, or share it on the like of Twitter and Facebook, I would love you all forever!

Come on people, let a girl live her dream…

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Sometimes dreams DO come true!

As some of you may well know from my previous blog post (Small Girl vs BIG Drama School #1 – Mountview), at the beginning of this month I auditioned for one of the top drama schools, Mountview Acadmy of Theatre Arts.

It’s been what felt like several decades waiting for the letter saying whether or not I had been offered a place, and today that dreaded letter came…

Here it is, glowing in all of it’s glory:

I GOT IN!!!!

I can’t actually believe it! (I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real)

It honestly feels like all of my Christmases and birthdays have all come at once!

Now I’ve just got to find an extra £5,000 on top of a student loan to be able to afford to go… Challenge accepted!

[Any fundraising ideas would be greatly appreciated 🙂 ]