An ideal fundraising strategy, ROCKAOKE has helped raise money for Red Nose Day, the Alzheimer\’s Society and more.
do something funny for money
If you want to inject some real fun into your fundraiser then look no further than ROCKAOKE. The band have headlined many a successful event for non-profit organisations including Comic Relief, Crisis and Fight for Sight, all in the name of charity.
The crowning achievement of these: two incredible nights of roll n\’ roll at the Empire Music Hall, Belfast in aid of the Alzheimer\’s Society, the UK\’s leading support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers. ROCKAOKE history was made here when The One And Only Chesney Hawkes jumped onstage to belt out his number one hit from the 90s.
ROCKAOKE have played a part in some great events over the years. Here are a few examples.
ROCKAOKE @ CRISIS
ROCKAOKE have been working with CRISIS, the national charity for homeless people, for many years.
Each year, between Christmas and New Year, the band head down to the Crisis shelter in London to spread a bit of seasonal cheer. Singing with a live band is always a big hit with the guests at the shelter and it is always one of the band\’s favourite gigs of the year.
They usually find themselves in good company too. One year they arrived to find a young ginger haired lad on stage before them. They congratulated him on his performance, which was great! Little did they realise it was an as yet unknown Ed Sheeran!
charity event testimonials
Wow, what a night! Just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge huge thank you. Everyone is raving about you all! The stage looked amazing and you’re such great musicians. Matt you were a fab MC and also so very helpful at the set-up stage. I knew it could be a great night, but you all made it one of our most memorable parties – ever! Thank you once again for making everyone’s night/week/year/decade….!
When we need a performance that can astound and include a huge variety of people- be it upward of 1000 volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds at our volunteer party, or dozens of our homeless and vulnerable Crisis at Christmas guests – we ask Rockaoke. Their incomparable showmanship and musical chops are second only to the ability to take even the shyest punter and give them 5 minutes as a rockstar. They’ve been a huge hit for us and we thoroughly recommend them
Please forgive the delay in sending this but I have not been back at Crisis HQ since the event until today. I hope I expressed on the night how grateful we all were for your involvement. The members you performed with were clearly having the time of their lives, I spoke to Henry immediately after he came off stage and he apologised to me as he said it was such a great experience that he was short of words.
One of the Crisis staff in attendance, who works with the members on a regular basis, was blown away by the performances and said that it was the best Crisis event that she had ever been to. She hadn’t even been drinking at that point!
Your professional but relaxed approach made you a pleasure to work with and made my job so much easier. I’m now proclaiming to be officially your biggest fan/groupie.
Thank you again guys, I hope you know that it made the night for the volunteers to have you there and gave the members an experience that they will never forget.
The night was a great success and you were such a huge part of that. The children, young people and their carers had an absolute ball.I think you’ve inspired some of them to lift up a guitar (real and inflatable) and be creative.
Your interaction with them was just fab, we couldn’t have asked for more.
Thank you for making our first ever CareDayNI so special.
I just wanted to say on behalf of Fight for Sight, we are very appreciative of your support at this 100% Optical event. Mat, you did a fantastic job at rallying the crowd, and the concept works so well. Your team are a well-oiled machine and I was amazed by the whole thing.