Money Matters: How the money side of the event works

The last seven Leicester Sing for Water concerts at the Riverside Festival have raised over £35,000 for WaterAid.  All of this money went directly to WaterAid to fund projects in Malawi and Ghana. Your sponsorship will not be used for Leicester Sing for Water’s administrative costs. We will cover the cost of music packs with your £5 donation, and the sale of the rehearsal CDs last year raised enough money to pay for this year’s leaflets and other administrative costs. We will be selling CDs of the rehearsal again this year.

We are hoping to raise a considerable sum for WaterAid this year, and we ask you to try to get at least £30 in sponsorship, or work with your choir to raise funds as a group. Either hand it in on the day (cheques preferred, made out to WaterAid) or send it directly to WaterAid in London, noting on the sponsor form that you raised the money at the Leicester event. It’s really important for you to give in your sponsor form with your money, that way WaterAid can reclaim the gift aid. This will make a significant difference to the value of your donation.

Search, shop, donate

Please help us cover our administrative costs by using the fundraising websites easysearch, a search engine, and easyfundraising: for online shopping. There will be no charge to you, but a donation will be made to Leicester Sing for Water every time you make a search or a purchase. Follow the links for more information.

Paying in Sing for Water Sponsorship

Please make cheques payable to WaterAid, marking your payment Leicester Sing for Water.

When sending in sponsorship always give the reference: Leicester Sing for Water. Include your sponsor form so that an extra 25% gift aid can be claimed, at no cost to you.

There are five alternative ways of paying:

  1. By cheque on the day at the WaterAid Payment Desk which we will set up at the Church of Martyrs Church from 10.15am immediately before the rehearsal on the Sunday morning.  Please also bring your sponsor form with the giftaid donations marked as these forms will be sent to WaterAid in order to claim the extra 25% without it costing you a penny. Please do not bring cash: it takes time to count and we aim to minimise the amount of cash around for security purposes.

  2. By post to Sing for Water, WaterAid, 47-49 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD. You should send a cheque payable to WaterAid with your completed sponsorship form with the giftaid donations marked and the reference Leicester Sing for Water.

  3. Donate directly to the Leicester Sing for Water JustGiving page using the donate button on the site.

  4. Set up your own fundraising page! Once you're up and running, simply email your friends the link to your page and ask them to sponsor you electronically. Your sponsors can pay by credit or debit card direct to JustGiving who will forward their donation to WaterAid. Gift aid can be claimed by WaterAid using this method. Click here to get started on your own fundraising page.

  5. Also it is now possible to text your donation. Simply send a message to 70070 including the unique code LSFW88 and the amount you wish to donate.