I love live 2

I Love Live 2 prize draw launches for Stagehand charity

Last year’s I Love Live prize draw, which raised £546,000 for music and road crew charity Stagehand, is followed today with I Love Live 2, a new prize draw offering unique gifts from some of the world’s biggest artists, festivals and venues.

I Love Live 2 is offering up prizes from the likes of Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Iron Maiden, Muse, Spice Girls, Keane, The 1975, Imogen Heap, Genesis, Simple Minds, Billy Bragg, Stereophonics, Lindsey Buckingham, Queen, Frank Turner and many more. 

The I Love Live campaign was launched last year by industry figureheads David Stopps, Ian McAndrew and Tom Schroeder, alongside Andrew Lenthall and Mike Lowe from Stagehand.

Stopps said: “When I heard about the tenth suicide among stage crew in late August, I knew I had to do something. Stage crew are not only suffering great financial hardship but most are also experiencing mental ill health.  Money raised from these prize draws will actually save lives and help to safeguard their future.”

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Stagehand is the only UK charity that specifically helps music stage and road crew and is dedicated to providing hardship funding for live events industry workers. In September 2020 the Stagehand Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund was launched, with a target of raising £1m (including donations) by the end of 2020. This was achieved with the current total at £1.17m which has enabled Stagehand to issue over 900 grants to crew, with many more to follow in 2021.

The live events industry has been hit harder than most by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, new research from the We Make Events campaign revealed the 43 per cent of business across the industry could be forced to close by June, should the UK government not provide urgent financial support.

Rob Love from Crowdfunder said: “The #ILoveLive campaign on Crowdfunder is critical to supporting the ‘behind the scenes’ workers in the live music industry.  Without roadies there won’t be a live events industry, even when Covid restrictions are lifted. Crowdfunding is a way for communities to come together to support causes close to their heart, and this is a great example of how the music industry is pulling together to help each other in a time of need.”

You can find out more at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/i-love-live

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