Over the many years of its existence, BBC Children In Need has seen countless inventive, fun and often downright crazy fundraising events completed by donators.
On 26th October, singer-songwriter and ACM Alumna Emma Stevens will add to that list, and she is planning a 12 hour Sing-a-Thon in her hometown of Guildford to raise money for the BBC charity. Emma – who will release her second full length album Waves on the 10th November – is set to perform on Sunday 26th October from 8am to 8pm on Guildford High Street, busking for the entire 12 hours.
Kicking off the campaign with a fundraising page on JustGiving.com, she is looking to raise as much money as possible, with a current aim of £500.
But it won’t just be Emma performing on the day, as she’ll also be inviting guests to accompany her on the musical adventure:
“I will be inviting musicians and singers to come up and join me throughout the day. I will send out a set list of songs to choose from soon. If this is something that appeals to you, please get in touch!”
Emma Stevens Speaking about the Sing-A-Thon
As a lifetime supporter of Children In Need, Emma has always wanted to get actively stuck in with the charity. She is finally getting her chance, and couldn’t be happier:
“Children in Need is an awesome charity and I’ve always wanted to get involved somehow, I hope that by doing this I can raise as much money as possible for such a fantastic cause.”
Emma Stevens Speaking about Children in Need
Following the successful BBC Radio 2 play listed lead single, Make My Day – which was critically complimented as ‘the catchiest pop you’ll hear in a while’ by All Noise – Emma Stevens’ stunning second album Waves will be released on 10th November. Once again illustrating her undeniable talent as a sturdy pop songwriter, the album showcases her sense of fun, ear for melody and overall creativity more than ever before.
She will also be releasing her second single from the album Gold Rush on the 24th November. As a fantasy whirlwind of frantically strummed guitar and galloping rhythms, the track is a standout from ‘Waves’, clearly demonstrating Emma’s hard work, versatility, authenticity and unconditional love of song writing.
About ACM Alumna Emma Stevens
Since graduating from ACM, Emma Stevens’ music career has gone from strength to strength and taken her right across the globe supporting some of the UK and world’s leading guitar bands with fiN including Mona, Feeder, The Kooks and Incubus.
In the last year however, Emma’s own singer/songwriter reputation and career has begun to flourish securing not only a top 40 spot in the iTunes singer/songwriter album charts, but also as a featured “new and noteworthy” artist. She has been championed by Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 and featured on a number of UK and international promotions including BBC Introducing: The South and having her song A Place Called You selected for a Warner Brothers film.
About Children in Need
As the BBC’s corporate charity since 1980, Children In Need has raised over £600 million, changing the lives of UK children in various ways. The charity’s vision is to ensure that every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and allowed to reach their full potential. Providing grants to projects in the UK that focus on young people who are disadvantaged, the charity is local to people in all corners of the country, supporting both small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
ACM would like to wish Alumna Emma Stevens the best of luck with her Children in Need Sing-A-Thon Sunday 26th October from 8am to 8pm!