Thursday, 30 August 2012

Meet The Beats

A terrific jazz group - Des The Miner - will be performing on Wednesday 5 September at the Mint Café, which is on North Lane, Headingley, as part of an evening with a focus on beat poets like Allen Ginsberg, whose 1965 poem ‘King of the May’, written just after he was expelled from Czechoslovakia, will be played from a very rare recording made at Betterbooks in London. 

Also performing with his keyboard will be the inimitable Ted Hockin and one or two surprise guests.  

There's no dress code, but if you own a beret...       

And make sure you sample the Lebanese buffet.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Grow Your Tenner

Here's something that LitFest supporters should be interested in! announces £500k Grow Your Tenner campaign

We are pleased to announce that our £500,000 Grow Your Tenner campaign will begin at 10am Tuesday 25th September to celebrate the launch of the new monthly donations feature!

From 25th September will encourage new supporters to make one-time and/or ongoing monthly donations on the website by matching up to £10 per donation. We’ve got a pot of £500,000 to match donations, and we will match up to £10 per donation until the pot is gone, raising awareness and funds for local charities and community groups across England.

So when a supporter gives £10, we’ll double it to £20! And even better- when a supporter signs up to donate £10/month to a local charity, we’ll match the first three months!

Our new monthly donations feature will enable supporters to give automatically and regularly to local charities through online Direct Debit.

Charities must have a paid subscription to be eligible to receive both one-time and monthly matched donations. Our records show that your charity is currently within your three month free trial. fundraising facts

  • In the last 12 months, nearly £2.5 million has been raised on
  • Over 2,300 charities are currently using to fundraise online
  • is the UK’s leading website for local charities and community groups
  • We automatically process Gift Aid for charities and community groups
  • Your charity can gain access to new supporters and engage with them directly
  • Charities receive matched donations through promotions like with our upcoming Grow Your Tenner campaign

Click here to learn more about the benefits of

For general questions about fundraising with, please contact us at

Best wishes,
The Team

“ gives our charity a personal, high level of support and has raised our profile in the community. specifically supports those smaller, local charities that might otherwise slip under the radar, which is just great!”  Josie Hill, One25

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