It has long been a tradition for Amnesty student groups to hold ‘Jamnesty’ fundraisers in support of the work of AIUK. They offer a key opportunity to combine fundraising and human rights activism with music and all round good times. We can think of nothing more appealing.
On the 20th February (ie THIS FRIDAY), the Uni of Bath Amnesty Society will be holding our very own Jamnesty. We did it last year and it was a big success, raising over £300 to provide support for victims of trafficking. This year, we plan on doing even more.
The venue, as before, will be Molloy’s pub on Barton Street. There will be four live bands playing: including MusicSoc favourites Acid Test, The Reprobators and the brilliantly named ‘Laz and the Gifted Catfish Playboys’. As well as this, flying all the way from exotic Northern Ireland, there will be Mark Hegan of ‘In An Instant’ – an up and coming electro-pop band who have received sterling reviews for their live performances and recent debut EP ‘Light You Know and Love’. It is on iTunes and is definitely worth a listen (or ten).
In An Instant’s recent single: Something Right and Something Real
Of course, every penny raised will be for an amazing cause. This year we are supporting Women for Refugee Women – who provide a vital support network for women refugees, too often ignored and marginalised by British society. They are campaigning to bring an end to the reprehensible practices committed at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedford. The family of one of our most active members is involved in the work of this organisation, so it is a cause close to our heart. You can find out more about their work here.
Not only will we be fundraising with tickets however, we will also be running a raffle. There are some cracker prizes to be won, including:
– Some luxury Willie’s cacao chocolates
– 2 tickets to Bristol Jazz Festival
– 2 tickets to a showing at The Little Theatre Cinema
– An Aeropress coffee maker along with 250 grams of coffee beans – from specialist cafe Colonna & Smalls
– 4 free tickets to a Krater Comedy Club between March and May – from Komedia
– A Hardback copy of “Art as Therapy” by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong – from Mr B’s Emporium Of Reading Delights
– 5 vouchers for Mokoko cafe in Bath
We will be selling tickets for both the raffle and the concert tomorrow, Thursday and Friday outside the library on campus.
Concert tickets are £5 each and are available in person or on Bathstudent. http://www.bathstudent.com/socs/societies/amnesty/products/
Raffle tickets are £1 each or 6 for £5. DO NOT MISS OUT!
Doors to the upstairs of Molloy’s at 8pm.