2013 – The Charity Year
Hello, this particular page is not written by some faceless secretary or agent. This is down to me, so I’ll take all the blame. :)
Years ago my mailboxes were flooded with Charity requests for goodies or appearances and the like. My then management decided that we should ‘adopt’ a few and only work for them, and that is what we did. That meant that even today I have to turn down so many requests which does sadden me, but you can’t do them all.
This year, however, I am opening the doors to a different idea which is a bit difficult to explain. Firstly you have to understand that my normal business pays me quite a large amount of money, which maintains all the costs of my office and running costs such as prop replacement and so on. A normal fee, dependent upon the size of the job and its requirements, can run between £6k to £25k.
Paring all those costs down to £1.5k including VAT will allow me to do a theatre show, cabaret, after-dinner, event opening and so on for the first charities to come after me.
That’s my costs and I know from experience that it allows charities to make a profit, sometimes a considerable profit by organising a ‘happening’ and selling the tickts/running a raffle etcetera which, let’s face it, is what the companies that book me are able to do.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see if we can liaise on a date.
Best wishes and Happy New Year.