Emily's Royal Academy Masters

£2,286 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 16 months


'Join Emily and Leonie at the Hope Mill Theatre for an evening full of Musical Theatre, surprises and special guests alongside two of Manchester’s young, home-grown talents.
After meeting at a workshop, and realising they had both accepted places to further their study on Musical Theatre Masters degrees, Leonie and Emily bonded over their shared passion and decided to join forces to create a truly ‘Master-ful’ fundraising Cabaret; jam-packed full of their favourite repertoire from shows old and new!'
“Join us for an unforgettable night celebrating successes, song, new friendships, and help us to toast our journey as we embark down South for our new chapters! We hope to see you there!” – Emily & Leonie x”

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It feels surreal, but I'm going to be a STUDENT again, a student on the MA Musical Theatre degree at the Royal Academy of Music! 
I'm so thrilled, and full of hope, butterflies, as at times in recent months it has been a confusing and deeply disheartened time for me, I've felt lost, overwhelmed by feelings of failure - I had a false-start year, with a long long long string of hitting walls and of myself questioning most everything in terms of my ability, purpose and direction.

Macca & Me!
I spent 3 amazing years training in Acting at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) in Acting in 2014, and have had 3 years out of education so far, where I have done some lovely projects and have many wonderful experiences. Although, I was starting to feel as though I'd got stuck, I feel as though my young career never fully gained enough momentum in the first place. I didn't want to give up, or keep blindly pushing forward with no clue of the outcome of my efforts.
To feel like I was taking control of my future in an industry where we have little control over so many outcomes, I created an account on UCAs Conservatoires in January, wrote a personal statement, and applied for the one institution I'd ever pictured myself doing a postgraduate degree. I'm poor as a bloody mouse, so I don't know why I even initally entertained the idea of going for a £15,000 Masters, but I did it anyway. I auditioned late on the 6th April, and as a result thought I would unfortunately no longer be eligible for any scholarships as they all go in the scheduled December auditions, however I was honest and in my paperwork told the academy about my financial situation, saying that without help it'd be near impossibl: they managed to award me an annual scholarship for 'audition achievement' of £3,000 per year, (my course is just a year, though!) and am so so bloody grateful that they would award what they could in late circumstances and listen to me and accommodate me.
Because of this, and my parent's delight and pride, all of a sudden this option that was once an unattainable luxury is a genuine pathway, and one I'm taking with full commitment, regardless of the obstacles.
As I'm thankfully eligible for a loan from the government for my MA, there's a couple thousand left to raise in a few months time.  

I intend to work hard for your support, so stay tuned and hopefully I'll see you in a venue soon with a drink in hand and I'll sing for you a bit and you can win a brilliant prize and we can toast the future!!

Thank you ever so much for reading!! 
Emily xxx

11TH OF JUNE 2017.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone that came, donated prizes, donated equipment, donated the venue, came to watch, performed, supported, laughed, cried, clapped. It was one of the most special days of my life and I am so grateful that the turn out was that glorious. I am so so happy with how it turned out. The day completely exceeded my expectations, especially for the amount of people that were there- truly meant that everyone was unbelievably generous.

Magical day, I will never forget. ✨✨✨✨

‘Sometimes singers and music touch your soul but can't believe the voices on the amazing people today for Emily Chesterton's fundraiser. Eithne Browne, George Francis, Keddy Sutton... I wish I could name everyone, It was a magic moment, thank you xx’ - Diane Jansen

‘I had the absolute pleasure of attending Emily’s Royally Masterful Fundraiser yesterday afternoon! & I still can’t feel my cheeks from smiling. What an amazing day!
I left my house intending to help a good friend pursue her dreams, and in doing that I feel like bought a golden ticket to a secret show that could never be replicated, I laughed cried and witnessed some outstanding performances, and for that I am so thankful!
A ruddy good show guys!’ - Jen Cartwright
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Wow. Thanks to all of your support, your donations, I'm ONLY £263 away from hitting my target. Very overwhelmed and humbled tonight by friends, old and new, people I haven't spoken to in ages & people I talk to all the time; all giving generously to me and writing such sweet, affectionate things. I feel very thankful. Guilty almost, I wish I could thank you in an epic way. I'll have to think long and hard about that. For now, thank you so much for donating today Evie, Lisa, Hanna, Miriam, Danielle, John, Louis. xxxxxxx
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My Royally Academy Masters GoFundMe is currently at 79% of the total goal! How incredible! Thank you to everyone who has given so generously & supported me so far. You're amazing. Emily xxx
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WOW. What a day it was on Sunday!

To everyone who came, who sang, bought a prize ticket, donated so generously, tuned in on Facebook, have donated on GoFundMe - THANK YOU. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!! Still pinching myself!
Because of all of you, on Sunday ALONE in cash we raised just under £1,000. YES. A GRAND. Completely exceeded my expectations, especially for the amount of people that were there- truly meant that everyone was unbelievably generous.

Magical day, I will never forget. ✨✨✨✨
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Update 2!

WOW! We're past the £400 mark! I am very very humbled and encouraged and touched by every single person that has not only donated to me so far on here, but offered their congratulations, has offered their time, services, prizes, tickets... The list is endless. I need to think of a beautiful way to repay everyone. Thank you!

I am so so excited for Sunday. It is going to be an utterly brilliant afternoon, and the set list looks great! PLUS there are 18 INCREDIBLE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS! I am so excited to share the day with all of you!

All my love & thanks,
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£2,286 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 16 months
Created May 5, 2017
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'A Master-ful Cabaret' - Joint Fundrasing Effort
13 months ago (Offline Donation)

This represents the offline profit from a joint fundraiser on the 11th of August. 'A Master-ful Cabaret' at The Hope Mill Theatre with Leonie Picariello & friends. Thank you so much to those people who participated, put so much effort in, and who came to support! You are wonderful. ❤️❤️❤️

Martin Unsworth
13 months ago

Good luck M Sharon & Martin

13 months ago
John Tyler
13 months ago

Happy to help.

13 months ago
John Mosey
13 months ago

I've always believed in your talent ever since the first time I heard you all those years ago. We may not have seen each other for a good while now, but I've always kept you in my thoughts. Best of luck to you, Emily! Don't forget us! Xx

danielle carpenter
13 months ago

Woooo you've not Far to go now Girl! Can't make it Friday night due to work, so hope you have a great night and that you do another in Manchester so I can come and watch. Congrats I am soooo chuffed for you, you are so amazingy talented and will go far :) xoxo

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