I Heart CY

I HEART CY!

Our current fundraising campaign

Most of you know The Courtyard as a venue to watch live shows and films, you may come to see our latest exhibition or even come to some workshops… But many of you are probably less familiar with our community arts programme that delivers enriching activities and workshops for all ages, across a range of genres from dance to drama, music to visual arts and much more, all year round, both at The Courtyard and out across the county.

Access for all to quality participatory arts is one of our core commitments and this wide reaching community programme would not happen without additional financial support.

This year (2017-18 financial year), we must raise £40,000 from across all our individual giving channels including seat sponsorships, 50/50 Lotto, Grand Draw and donations, including I HEART CY. This year’s Appeal target for I HEART CY is £25,000 and will include all funds raised from the Christmas Appeal. The casts of Sleeping Beauty (pantomime) & Little Red Riding Hood (studio show) will be bucket collecting after every public performance so please support them if you can. There will also be an exciting online auction from late November through to mid dDcember – more details to follow.

If you can, please make a donation to I HEART CY today (see below for link) and help us continue to deliver the vibrant arts programmes enjoyed by so many sections of our community, including those with dementia and their carers.

I heart Piggy bank

BRING HOME THE BACON: want to save some loose change for us?  We still have a good supply of fundraising I Heart CY Piggybanks, supported by Hereford Butchers that you can sign up for, at Box Office. Take your pig home, feed him/her with coinage/notes and bring back the monies raised to Box Office in an envelope marked PIGS, with your name on.

Here’s how your donations help:

♥  £20 provides art materials for a visual arts session with older people
  £48 covers one bursary for a whole term of our youth singing group Voice Academy
  £250 delivers a training session for care staff, activity coordinators and practitioners so more people have skills and confidence to deliver older people’s arts workshops
  £2,700 covers our venue running costs for 24 hours
  £10 buys basic equipment to help workshop participants with co-ordination, team work and energy
  £500 provides an arts session for up to 100 older people in different care settings across Herefordshire, improving their wellbeing, health and social interaction
  £100 provides a creative session for older people in a care or residential setting
  £2,000 covers the set-up, planning and workshop costs for our Youth Theatre annual learning day, giving over 100 children access to professional arts workshops and training that will help them in their future career aspirations, as well as increasing their confidence and ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a team.

Ways to donate:

  • Over the counter at our Box Office or by phone on 01432 340555 (please make cheques payable to The Courtyard Trust
  • Donate online here
  • Donate through JustGiving 
  • Set up a regular donation – please ask Box Office for a Standing Order Mandate form.
  • Consider leaving us a legacy in your Will so that our work can continue into the future. We’re running a Wills Month later this year with GABBS Solicitors, click Legacy Month September 2017 for more information.
  • Sign up for The Giving Machine and nominate The Courtyard as your charity so we receive a donation every time you shop online via their portal.
  • Sponsor a seat in the Main House or the Studio for a birthday, anniversary or to remember someone special to you.

If you are a taxpayer and able to gift aid your donations, please ask Box Office for a gift aid form and return it when completed as we can reclaim an extra 25% from the Government, without any additional cost to yourself, making every £1 donated worth £1.25! Box Office staff can also check on our system, to see if we already hold a valid gift aid form from you.

Many thanks for your support… it means lot to all of us and all the Herefordshire residents who access our community arts programmes every week!

I Heart CY