Thank You! (Sticker Fund Update)

Last month we launched our sticker fund, with the aim of selling 500 Favela Brass stickers at £3 a pop in order for us to buy a set of percussion instruments for the children.

Although we have already sold over 100 stickers, it seems that the initiative was most successful in raising awareness of the project, and as direct result of it we have received some extremely generous larger donations.

These donations came from Laura and John Kerr, David and Shelagh Richardson, Robert Fletcher and Carol Hauss, and have made it possible to buy the percussion instruments we need just in time for the World Cup. We bought the instruments on Tuesday and yesterday we were visited by Channel 5 news, who filmed the children playing on their new instruments for the first time.

We (staff and children) would like to say a huge thank you to our donors and to those who bought stickers. The kids are absolutely made up with the new instruments, and we’re looking forward to giving them plenty of use during the World Cup!

The good thing is that we have now managed to buy nearly all of the percussion instruments that we need and still have more than 300 stickers to sell. We still have a long way to go in terms of sustainably funding the project, and more children are arriving all the time, so the revenue from further stickers sales will be vital in helping us to maintain, and hopefully improve our activities.

Again, thanks ever so much to our donors, those who bought stickers, and those who helped with the event at Doncaster Brewery. Bring on the World Cup!

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Bindu Mathur

Bindu Mathur was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and worked for 10 years in London as a TV producer/director, making science and history documentaries for the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. She also made videos for international NGOs and has filmed in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Resident in Rio de Janeiro since 2007 she is the owner of the award-winning Casa Beleza B&B in Santa Teresa, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a long-time collaborator with Favela Brass including making films for the project. Her children also studied at the project.

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