Music label plans fundraiser to support soup kitchen's work during Covid-19 pandemic

An independent electronic music label has chosen to support a Sunderland soup kitchen with an upcoming fundraiser – and they would love you to get involved.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 2:26 pm

DiN is run by Wendy Carroll and Ian Boddy – and together, the pair thought up a way to give back to a charity which has helped the local community during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The outbreak of the virus has taken a huge toll across industries worldwide, including live music.

To support acts, music platform Bandcamp launched ‘Bandcamp Fridays’ – a monthly event which saw the company waive its revenue from sales of artists’ merchandise to support them directly instead.

Wendy Carroll and Ian Boddy from electronic music label DiN are fundraising for Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen.

And for this month’s Bandcamp Friday Wendy, from Sunderland, and Ian, a composer from South Shields, decided to donate the profits of any sales DiN makes to Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen.

Wendy, a photographer and artist, said: “We both wanted to support a charity within our local community with the fundraising idea linked with the music platform Bandcamp.

“We chose Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen because it provides a much-needed service for people who are struggling within our local area.”

On Friday, using the discount code ‘soupkitchen’ at DiN’s Bandcamp page here will give you 10% off your merchandise purchase.

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