The members of The Seekers are all supporters of Support Act, which was formed in 1997 by a group of concerned music industry veterans who could see that there was a need for an organisation to assist members of the industry who were in need or suffering hardship. As the baby boomer population grows older, so do our heroes and their contemporaries and many of them were doing it extremely hard.
Support Act is a hardship fund for career musicians, and those who support them behind the scenes, who have no other means of assistance when illness or injury affects them. It is a music industry benevolent fund and aims to provide timely and effective financial help in cases of genuine hardship.
Support Act has embarked on its most ambitious fundraising project to date - Bandwagon! This campaign has the potential to generate the MOST funds for any charity within Australia in crowd funding history to date. But to do that, Support Act needs your help!
Bandwagon goes live on Wednesday September 3, as does their new website. With the help of a broad range of music stars, music industry personalities and venues, a collection of unique money-can't-buy items and experiences are up for grabs.
Crowd funding is a way of raising money through pledging your support to a cause or project. You pledge your money, and once the target is reached, you receive a reward for your pledge. The project- Support Act- receives the amount pledged when the target is reached. Monies are held by Pozible in the interim so the system is very secure.
No spoilers here, but just to give you a sense of how amazing this is
shaping up to be, the top pledge item is valued at over $30,000!! They've got gig tickets, mentoring packages, birthday messages and beyond - but best of all, with every pledge, you'll help them hit their goal of $100,000 to fund their services for music professionals in crisis.
The best way to stay tuned to the campaign is to via Support Act's Facebook page - www.facebook.com/supportact
On Wednesday September 3 - Get on the Bandwagon for Support Act!