During the first week of December we took part in our first ever Big Give Christmas Appeal, and raised an amazing £5425! 

From the 1st – 8th December, we took part in our first ever Christmas Appeal in partnership with the Big Give. This allowed us to build up a substantial pot of match funding before the campaign began so that we could double every donation made from the public until we hit our original target of £4500.

Over the week we devoted each day to highlighting a different aspect of our work and sharing the story of someone who helps make us who we are. This stretched right across our role as a music venue, local arts centre and recording studio, and we chatted to everyone from artists to audience members. Below is our final summary video which sums up our campaign and why The Met matters to its local community and the wider music industry:

A big part of our campaign week was also the feature of our first virtual Head for the Hills festival! This brilliant online event happened on Saturday the 5th December, and was streamed by over 35,000 people during the day. We raised £836 in donations on that day alone, which was a huge success for both our campaign and the festival. If you missed the stream on the day, or fancy watching it all over again, just click here.

Finally, we just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us at The Met to anyone who donated, watched our campaign videos or shared our posts. We were (and still are!) absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of support we received, and are so proud of not just meeting our target, but smashing it. We’ll be updating you all in the new year with exactly how the money will be spent, so stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks. In the meantime though, Merry Christmas from us all and thank you again!