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Award for YogaMobility Fundraising

Award for YogaMobility Fundraising

YMFLP1YogaMobility has been given the Runner-up award in the WCVA Wales Third Sector Awards in recognition of our efforts in innovative fundraising.

The Award, which was open to more than 10,000 charities, co-ops and social enterprises in Wales, recognises the work done by the Funky Love Posse – a 14-piece band made up of disabled and able bodied musicians – in raising around £2,500 a year by donating the £500 fee they receive from professional gigs.  This provides YogaMobility with an important source of unrestricted funds at a time when generating income can be particularly tough.

Funky Love Posse

The Funky Love Posse was developed by YogaMobility students, supporters and tutors with an interest in music.  Over the years, the Funky Love  Posse have developed their musical talents to the point that they can now play professionally – in recent years, headlining Cardiff’s Unity Festival and, in 2012, supporting Charlotte Church at the Paralympic opening celebrations in Cardiff Bay.

Members of YogaMobility and the Funky Love Posse were presented with their award by BBC Wales presenter Jason Mohammad at a WCVA Dinner in Cardiff on 31st January 2013.