Ticket platform WeGotTickets has relaunched its campaign to raise money for the ‘Ticket Fund’ with Tickets for Good.
The scheme is hoping to build on the £40,000 that has been raised since launching in 2021, which includes £25,000 from 2022 alone.
The money is raised via an optional donation for users of WeGotTickets and has been used to fund ‘Full House’ comedy events exclusively for NHS staff at 21Soho in London and The Leadmill in Sheffield. Phil Wang was the headliner at the 21Soho event last March, while Rob Rouse, Hayley Ellis, Pete Selwood and host Jonathan Mayor performed in Sheffield. The final funded event of the year also at 21Soho featured Lou Sanders in December.
Tickets for Good are hoping to raise even more in 2023 and their fundraising campaign with WeGotTickets was relaunched in March with cash earmarked for more bespoke events and to subsidise tickets across the UK. This unique model is aiding many people to attend otherwise inaccessible events.
Steven Endersby, marketing manager for WeGotTickets, said: “Using our platform to support many good causes has been a huge success for WeGotTickets and we’re extremely pleased to see the positive benefits that the Ticket Fund from Tickets for Good is producing. We share their passion for inclusion and community access to events and want to say a huge thank you to all our Ticket purchasers who have donated to this cause.”
Stephen Rimmer, chief executive and founder of Tickets For Good, said: “We are hugely grateful to WeGotTIckets and the people who have donated to the Ticket Fund. I hope everyone gets a chance to watch the video from 21Soho that demonstrates just how impactful event attendance can be on mental well-being. The £40k raised has enabled countless people to visit events that would have otherwise been inaccessible. We look forward to creating more bespoke events and funding more extra tickets in 2023.”