Save the Mulberry Crowdfunder launched with rewards for donations

Sheffield bar and live music venue The Mulberry have recently launched an online #saveourvenues fundraiser, aiming to hit a £15,000 target through donations to ensure the venue can remain open while rewarding pledges from the public with various rewards.

A statement on the page explains further: “We are part of a national initative launched by the music venue trust to prevent the closure of 100s of independent music venues.

We’re extremely proud to be part of an organisation that helps to support UK Music Venues – as an independent grassroots music venue their guidance is invaluable, especially at this time!

Our UK venues face permanent closure because they are unable to generate enough income to cover even their reduced costs during this lockdown period. The majority of their income is raised by ticket sales and bar sales – both of which are at an all-time low or non-existent due to the forced closure of the venues.

Any money raised through this fundraiser over our target will be given to Music Venue Trust’s nationwide pot to help save the UK’s venues from closure.

Our half of your kind donations will be used to help cover the following immediate costs:

– Staff that we are unable to furlough who are desperately trying to keep the venue alive and kicking for the future

– Financial help for our freelance DJs/engineers/crew

– Rent that we are unable to get a holiday period from via our Landlord

– Essential running costs that are a legal/safety requirement”

Rewards range from a gallon of beer and ‘pimp your home bar kit’ to a Mulberry Platinum Card and 6 months free band rehearsal space.

To donate, simply head to the venue’s Crowdfunder page.

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