Burns Supper in a digital world?

 
Dear friend,

In January 2020, we enjoyed another successful fundraising Burns Supper, celebrating together, the life and works of Robert Burns at the eloquent Prestonfield House, whilst raising thousands of pounds for the OneCity Trust, 'Edinburgh's social inclusion charity.'

The last few months have been tough for everyone; the impact of the COVID19 pandemic has been far-reaching as most of the world continues to practice social distancing or some form of local 'lock downs.'   This has had devastating effects on the economy, business, charities and personal wellbeing, to name but a few of the many that we have been faced with. 

We don't know what the next few months will hold, or what government restrictions will be in place, it is therefore very difficult to plan our usual fundraising Burns Supper but the financial support required by many organisations within Edinburgh is greatly needed!  This year when we opened our Main Grant Funding Programme, we received applications, seeking over £418,000 of grants, which far outweighed the £150,000 approx. that we had to distribute.  

We are therefore considering hosting a virtual fundraising Burns Supper in January 2021 and would like to ask you, what would be important to you, if we hosted such an event. We would be most grateful if you would kindly answer the questions to our short questionnaire.  
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Frank Ross
The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh & President of the OneCity Trust
 

1. Would you be interested in buying individual tickets, or a table for 10 guests at a Virtual Burns Supper?

 

2. Would you like to attend a traditional 'Burns Supper' virtual event, or something else, such as a musician only?

 

3. Would you be interested in participting in a silent auction?

 

4. Would you be interested to have the option to virtually meet other guests in their chat rooms? (cost applicable)

 

5. Would you be interested in purchasing advertising space on our programme and virtual platform?

 
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