The Aloud Charity

Save The Aloud Charity

This is an urgent appeal to protect The Aloud Charity’s future. Only Boys Aloud, which has supported more than 6,500 boys since 2010, needs your support today. With your help, we can raise £150,000 to save our charity and keep boys in Wales singing.
£28,884
raised of £150,000 target
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Story

Only Boys Aloud is the only free choir provision for young men in the country, and without funding, this provision will be lost. Not only is it a free resource for boys in Wales, but it is non-auditioned and provides a safe space for them to find friends and grow into brilliant young men. We have years of experience and evidence to show that our activities build confidence, self-esteem, skills for future, open career pathways, and enhance mental wellness in young men.

Aloud, like so many other arts charities, are struggling. The changing economic and funding climate has hit us hard. Despite the best efforts of a committed and knowledgeable team, we’ve been unable to raise the necessary funds this year for our vital work in communities across Wales. As a result, we’ve had to make the heart-breaking decision to pause all our regular free activity for young people of secondary school age and reduce our dedicated team to half its size. In this pause, we are determined to regroup, refocus and remodel Aloud for long term sustainability.

But we can’t do it alone – we need your support. To restart any activity in the autumn, we need to be sure we have the money in the bank to realise our ambitions and honour any commitments we make.

By engaging and contributing to this campaign, you can help us reach more people and share the message of Only Boys Aloud with the people of Wales and beyond.

Every pound will make a real difference. Thank you for your support.

You can read more about our work and this appeal on our website: https://www.aloud.cymru/save-the-aloud-charity/

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

If you don’t have a bank card, or prefer not to donate through our JustGiving page, you can still support our campaign. We will simply add your donation as an ‘offline’ payment and it will contribute to our target.

You can:

1. Send a cheque, made out to ‘The Aloud Charity’, and post to: Unit 1 Regents’ Court, Nettlefold Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JQ

2. Donate by Text – please follow the instructions on our Donate by Text page: https://www.aloud.cymru/support-us/donate/donate-by-text/

3. Make a bank transfer. Our details are:

The Aloud Charity

HSBC, 15 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HD

Bank account number: 90106135

Sort Code: 40-17-64

Swift/BIC number: HBUKGB4192B

IBAN: GB78HBUK40176490106135

Please get in touch if you have any problems when making a donation.

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported Aloud with an offline donation. It's wonderful to see the volume of supporters donating from far and wide. We really appreciate it.

About the charity

The Aloud Charity

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The Aloud Charity changes the lives of young people across Wales using the power of group singing. Our activities offer unique opportunities for young people, providing them with improved self-confidence, stronger communities and better skills to support their future.

Donation summary

Total raised
£28,883.04
+ £1,920.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£12,791.43
Offline donations
£16,091.61
Direct donations
£12,756.43
Donations via fundraisers
£35.00

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