Karen's USA tour fundraiser

$3,985 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 98 people in 2 months
Richard Chadwick  Clifton Hill, VIC
THE MISSION:

This April, Karen From Finance is jumping on the Drag Race bandwagon and heading to RuPaul's Drag Con in Los Angeles! Amongst the beloved queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the other exhibitors, I have booked her a booth to display everything that our Financial Queen from down under has to offer. I am planning on setting the booth up to appear as a small office space, complete with a desk, computer, telephone and a giant office wall-banner etc. as well as a heap of various but unique merchandise options to help spread the Financial word globally.

I’ve already booked my flights to and from America, I’ve booked and paid for 50% of the booth, and I’ve also put a heap of resources into a photo shoot to help with promotion and merchandise options, but I still have a long way to go. As you can imagine, this isn't the most affordable pursuit but I truly believe that it's worth a shot, so I'm trying to give it my all! 


WHAT’S HAPPENING:

To help me to get it there, I have decided to throw a Fundraising Extravaganza for my birthday this year on Saturday 25th March at The Curtin in Carlton. The event is linked to this Go Fund Me campaign, where I can reward EVERY single ticket buyer and donation that might potentially come through. The theme of the party is HOLLYWOOD, and fabulous prizes will be given out to the best-dressed 'celebrity' that arrives on the red carpet. There is an incredible lineup of performers appearing at the event, including Agent Cleave , Polly Filla, Dandrogyny, Becky Lou, Dolly Diamond, Clara Cupcakes, Dean Arcuri , Thomas Jaspers, Valerie Hex, Philmah Bocks, Sasha Starr, Tanzer, Beni Lola, James Andrews and more!



HOW IT WORKS:

'Rewarded Donations' start at $15, which will get you a ticket to the event. Whilst you are invited to donate whatever amount you might be willing or able to, I have set up reward levels to help give back to my supporters for helping to make this trip happen.
For $50, you will receive a ticket to the event and one of Karen's brand new T-Shirts


If you live outside of Australia but can still help out, for $60 I'll film and send you a personalised video just for you!

For $100, Karen will bring you and three of your colleagues a coffee to your work place IN FULL DRAG!*

For $150, you receive the Silver package where
Karen will bring you and your colleagues coffee to your workplace, and you will also recieve one of her brand new T-shirts and entry to the party*

For $200,  you not only receive entry to the event, but you will also receive a private lap dance from Karen herself!*

For $500, Karen will meet you at your workplace and take you and two colleagues out for a fabulous champagne brunch (and she will of course take care of the bill).*

For $550 you will receive the gold package, which includes a Drag Lunch with Karen, a T-Shirt and a ticket to the party*

*To receive these rewards, you will need to be based in Metropolitan Melbourne. Karen is more than happy to travel out to your workplace so long as it's not hours out of the CBD. If you would like to check first, please confirm with her before you make your donation.

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HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED:

Booth activation at LA Convention Center – approx. $500

Printing of booth materials, shirts, photos and cards - approx. $2000

Internal flights and travel – approx. $1000

Accommodation Assistance – approx. $3000

Total: $6500

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Thank you so much for your kindness and love! Any donation is truly a blessing and will help to make this trip to the USA so much more fruitful and successful. I am beyond grateful xxx
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Update 4
Posted by Richard Chadwick
17 days ago
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The first night that I met Becky Lou was at the first ever nightclub event that I was part of, Disco Abyss. A fiery, creative and entertaining performer on the stage, and an absolute MVP at the after party, Becky and I quickly became super friends. Together we've stripped, made out with rockmelons, cried to Lana Del Ray, and rummaged through people's houses looking for sunglasses (amongst other things).

I'm so honoured and thrilled that Becky will be joining as at The Curtin on March 25th for my Birthday Bash and USA Fundraiser. Becky's just finished premiering her amazing, candid new solo show 'Real Woman' in Perth, and is about to blow away the masses at Adelaide Fringe with the show, as well as her acclaimed variety cabaret 'Seen & Heard'. If you're in Adelaide, check these shows out! They both open tonight at The Henry Austin.

If you haven't booked tickets to the USA Fundraiser yet, you can do so at www.karenfromfinance.com/store or at www.gofundme.com/karenfromfinance . Tickets are only $15 and go straight towards helping me take on the US in April/May. The fundraiser will also feature performances from Dandrogyny, Agent Cleave, Clara Cupcakes, Benjamin Hancock, Dolly Diamond, James Andrews, Polly Filla, Dean Arcuri, Bumpa Love, Thomas Jaspers, Sasha Starr, Valerie Hex, Beni Lola and Philmah Bocks!

REAL WOMAN:
https://www.facebook.com/events/169233386882008/
SEEN & HEARD:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383943955316006/
Photo by Rachel Mia
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Update 3
Posted by Richard Chadwick
22 days ago
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T-Shirts have been ordered and are on their way!! Whoo Hoo!!! Those that have ordered will be receiving them as soon as they arrive :) Thank you so so much. See you at the Hollywood Party!!
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Update 2
Posted by Richard Chadwick
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Posted by Richard Chadwick
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We're already over a quarter of the way there! I am beyond grateful! Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed xxx
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Gail Yates
9 days ago

Follow your dreams Richard.....keep reaching for the stars!!

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$3,985 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 98 people in 2 months
Created January 23, 2017
LW
$15
Lucy Walsh
7 hours ago
JM
$15
Jess Matthews
7 hours ago
KY
$15
Kaiti Yo
7 hours ago
KJ
$50
Kathryn Jamieson
8 hours ago
CE
$15
Chris Elliott
16 hours ago
DP
$15
Dale Park
16 hours ago

Looking forward to the party...

SD
$15
Sam Dachs
18 hours ago
$150
Joshua Mason Browne
19 hours ago
$50
Ms-Glo Mesh
1 day ago

$60
Louise Mackenzie
3 days ago

Have a great trip! Hope you see you back in Adelaide at some point after your American adventure!

Gail Yates
9 days ago

Follow your dreams Richard.....keep reaching for the stars!!

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