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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

24 Hour Fundraiser at The Met raises over £1, 000

Over £1, 000 was raised at The Met’s 24 hour folk-a-thon on the 21 – 22 March held in Malt Bar to raise money for refurbishment project, A Better Met.


The fundraiser included professional and amateur folk musicians from all over the country who provided entertainment for a whole 24 hours with no more than 3 minutes in between turns. Artists performing included Findlay Napier, Bryony Griffiths and Will Hampson, the Oakenhoof Cloggers and Nicola Beazley who had the brave task of pushing through the night to perform in the small hours of the morning!

Despite the slightly surreal nature of listening to and playing folk music throughout the night folk-lovers continued to stay late into and turn up in the early hours of the morning to support the fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who came down throughout the day and night but huge thanks must go to Esther Ferry-Kennington who organized the event and stayed awake for the whole 24 hours!

Donations are still being accepted for the event, if you would like to make a donation please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/estherferrykennington1




Press contact: Alice Shinkfield             alice.shinkfield@themet.biz

0161761 9134


Notes to Editors

A Better Met is our campaign to refurbish and improve the 165-year-old building that is our much-loved venue. The aim is to create an exciting and vibrant space for audiences and artists whilst retaining The Met’s unique character. For the past three years a lot of hard work has been going on behind-the-scenes to make this happen and so far 4.1 million has been raised of the 4.6 million needed to make this transformation happen. A number of events have taken place to raise the final £500, 000 but this is the most ambitious yet.