The year 2020 marked 35 years since the beginning of Magpie Dance! To celebrate this monumental milestone, we launched a fundraising campaign, #35for35 with the goal of raising £35,000 in one year. The campaign invited people to raise money for Magpie Dance around the number 35; so that could be anything from giving up sweets for 35 days, 35-hour danceathon or running 35 miles.
Magpie Dance has achieved so much in the past 35 years. We want to continue to grow and reach even larger audiences, communities and dancers over the next 35 years and beyond! Raising money for #35for35 will help us achieve this.
The pandemic put a stop to many of our 35th anniversary plans and events, but we still want to celebrate our 35th anniversary through the #35for35 campaign this year. Now that things are slowly starting to get back to some kind of ‘normality’, we want to encourage people to support Magpie Dance and fundraise through this campaign.
Despite the pandemic, some of our amazing supporters still persevered and raised money for #35for35. Keep an eye out for their incredible stories coming out over the next few months. We hope that through seeing their great ideas and achievements many more will be inspired to get involved. No matter how big or small your idea is, your support would mean so much to Magpie Dance and the hundreds of people we help every year!
We’re still a long way off from our £35,000 goal and we need your help! Take a look at the #35for35 page here to check out the fundraising stories we have released so far and get some ideas of how you can get involved to help us reach our goal and celebrate our 35th anniversary.