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That's it - it's a wrap! Our YuStart Campaign is now finished. An absolutely massive thank you to everyone who has helped, shared the page and donated to the project: because of you, we will be getting a fantastic, safe new lighting rig to light YSTV's shows for generations to come!
It really will be a lighting legacy, and we can't wait to get it up in the studio, and to send out all the rewards over the second half of summer term.
It may change slightly based on gift-aid, but tonight the final total, following a crazy stream of donations from those who must love time pressure, is a whopping £6150! We are absolutely over-the-moon - thank you!
With only three days to go, we've reached the final push for the campaign! A heartfelt thanks once again to everyone who has helped so far. If you can spare a moment over the next couple of days to give the page a final share, tweet or shout-out that would be hugely appreciated, and hopefully it shouldn't be too long before our rig dreams become a reality.
We had a great time at NaSTA 2015, winning 'Highly Commended Best Technical' for our homemade autocue, and if you want to get a feel for what everyone has been up to at the Station recently, check out this year's Best Broadcaster: https://ystv.co.uk/watch/nasta-2015/bestbroadcaster2015/
As you can see, the rig will be going to a very loving home, with a lot of slightly crazy but very passionate people.
Thanks again from us all!
Just over two weeks left on the campaign! Having hit our minimum goal, every donation we now get will directly improve the rig by literally buying more pieces to increase the size of it. If we manage to move from £3500 to £5500 we'll be increasing our rig from a basic four-footed structure to it's maximum size, with approximately eight stands, covering most of the studio. So even though it won't be professionally installed, hitting this middle goal will still be getting us our ideal rig. Thanks so much to anyone who is able to help push us forward to £5500 and the maximum rig size, by sharing the campaign/asking at work/convincing strangers to donate to bizarre causes!
Yesterday we reached our minimum of £3500 - today we continue pushing towards our main goal to raise £7650 by the 5th of April. Every donation will directly improve the standard of the rig.
Here's an update from our team, and we'd love it if you could give it a share: https://ystv.co.uk/watch/yustart/rig-update/
Thanks once again. It's been your support that has gotten us this far.
Extremely happy to say that we are now just £149 away from definitely being able to get a lighting rig!
Thanks so much to all our donors, and to everyone who has shared their enthusiasm for YSTV over social media and in life in general. By the time we start next term we'll know our rig-based destiny for certain - 21 days left.
And we're also very excited to be going along to raise a glass to YSTV (and to 48 years of student television) on the 20th March at The Yorkshire Grey in London (WC1X 8PN).
Here are the details in case you haven't already come across them - would love to see you there!
The Grapevine article: http://uoygrapevineonline.com/…/ystv-2015-alumni-reunion-c…/
The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548378945406174/
A massive thanks to all our new donors at ystv.co.uk/rig - we're now 75% of the way to our minimum and 34% to our main target - that's just £1000 until we'll definitely be able to get a rig!
We even have a shiny new article up on Grapevine to celebrate: http://tinyurl.com/legd3qp - if you're alumni you might just spot yourself in the photos.
Massive thanks to Greg Ebdon, Steve Perring, Michael Prior-Jones and Kevin Bowman for their memories of YSTV, and to anyone else who has commented since then. If you can spare a moment to share the cause or send some reminiscences about your time at the station that would be hugely appreciated, and we'd love to hear them!
We're now over our £2000 mark, and 29% of the way towards getting a wonderful, safe new lighting rig for YSTV! As you can see, we're all ecstatic, and so grateful to everyone who has donated or shared the campaign so far. We've been particularly overwhelmed by the incredible amount of alumni support, and fond memories you've shared with us. Please help us to keep this momentum going, so we can light up YSTV's future shows for generations to come.
Today we smashed our £1000 mark! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared the campaign so far, to all our incredible donors (we already have several names to engrave on the plaque) and to everyone else who has kept the little flame of love for YSTV burning all these years. We're now 17% of the way towards getting a professional rig!