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BikeFest’s third Spanish ride on target to raise £20k for Backup Tech

The end of January saw BikeFest return to Spain for the third year, with 18 intrepid riders cycling a challenging…

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Celebrating our heroes: Backup Tech honours supporters for extraordinary fundraising initiatives

As the year draws to a close, Backup Tech warmly acknowledges the exceptional individuals whose unwavering dedication and adventurous spirit…

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This is Your Charity

Backup’s latest podcast see’s host Sarah James interview Backup Chair, Piers Shepperd Sarah talks with Piers about his role in…

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PROMOTING PEACE OF MIND

Backup recently had the privilege to contribute to Access All Areas magazine article on ‘Promoting Peace Of Mind’ Jess Allan,…

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‘Are You OK? ‘ article in Access All Areas Magazine by Backup Chair, Piers Shepperd

Access All Areas magazine kindly offered Backup the opportunity to share what Backup is all about to their readers. Piers…

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LSi Magazine Reviews Kart-Fest 2023

Claire Beeson joins the Backup Parish Council to sample the charity’s latest fundraising initiative… Do you keep hearing about Backup’s…

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Backup Tech makes welcome return to #WeMakeEvents Support Hub, and hosts Neurodiversity Session at PLASA 2023

Backup is once again delight to be the lead charity on the #WeMakeEvents Support Hub at this year’s PLASA Show…

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Backup Tech Announces Koy Neminathan as New Trustee

Backup is delighted to announce well-known industry figure, Koy Neminathan, as a new trustee of the organisation and head of…

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The Parish of Backup’s Village Fete raises an incredible £50,000

Newly named and twice as much fun, Kart-Fest evolves and raises more money to help the industry than ever before…

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Backup launches Are You OK? campaign to support mental wellbeing industry-wide

This year’s Kart-Fest, The Village Fete saw Backup launch Are You OK?, a campaign aimed at raising further awareness of mental health…

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Celebrating our ‘Backup Partners’ – ETC

 “We love that Backup can offer different types and levels of support. They listen to what is needed for the…

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Backup launches new podcast series

This week sees the first episode of Backstage with Backup, a new series of podcasts designed to let you know…

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Kart-Fest 2023 brings promise of Village Fete fun and frolics, and mental health support

Backup is set to bring together over 300 live event industry fellows for its annual summer fund raiser Kart-Fest ‘The…

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Backup Challenge – Sherry Coenen

Sherry Coenen is taking the plunge in aid of Backup, swimming 4miles in open water! Sherry will be taking part…

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CHAUVET Professional and 5 Star sponsor Kart-Fest 2023

Kart-Fest 2023 is all set to be the biggest and the best Backup has ever held. Not only will the…

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Backup Challenge – Eightyseven Training

Eightyseven Training’s Chrissy Holloway is taking on Mt. Snowdon for her Backup Challenge! Chrissy is embarking on a fundraising hike…

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Backup Challenge – Greg Westwood

Greg Westwood is challenging himself to run 100K in one day in aid of Backup! Greg will be running from…

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Calling All Freelance Crew!

Did you know you can get FREE Mental Health First Aider Training? Our goal for our industry, is to have…

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Kartfest 2023 tickets now on sale!

Backup is delighted to officially declare Kartfest -The Village Fete, open! Tickets are now on sale to the live events…

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Save the date for Kart-Fest 2023!

Backup is delighted to announce the much-anticipated date for this year’s Kart-Fest, and ThursdayJuly 6th is the day to get…

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Get MHFAider trained in 2023!

If your a freelancer you can get FREE Mental Health First Aid training via Backup’s AJ Bursary For all the…

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Backup Chair joins BikeFest 2023

In just a few days Backup Chair, Piers Shepperd, will be donning his cycling shorts and joining the group of…

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November Dates Announced for Mental Health First Aider Training

FREE Mental Health First Aider training for Freelancers working in the technical entertainment industry! Just as you can become physically…

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The Backup Pumpkin Challenge is back for 2022!

Get your carving kits out and let your Halloween creativity run wild in the Backup Pumpkin Challenge, which is back…

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Backup Photographic Competition 2022

Backup Tech is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative, the Backup Photographic Competition, capturing live entertainment, the people that…

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Backup returns to #WeMakeEvents Well-being and Support Hub at PLASA 2022

Backup is delighted to be the lead charity on the #WeMakeEvents Well-being and Support Hub at this year’s PLASA Show…

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Calling Freelancers – Register for FREE MHFA Training

FREE Mental Health First Aider training for Freelancers working in the technical entertainment industry! Just as you can become physically…

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#WeMakeEvents to host BikeFest 2022 and raise funds for Backup and other industry charities

#WeMakeEvents invites keen cyclists from across the events and entertainment industry to sign up for BikeFest 2022, which will take…

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Backup launches new Mental Health First Aider logo

Following in the footsteps of other industries that have taken steps to raise awareness of the importance of Mental Health,…

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Backup welcomes new trustees and team members

With the growth in Backup’s remit over the past couple of years and the resulting additional workload, the charity is…

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Kartfest 2022 – A celebration for the industry and a fantastic fundraiser for Backup

The atmosphere was electric yesterday at Daytona Sandown Park as the industry gathered for thefirst Kartfest in three years. With…

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July Dates for FREE MHFA Training for Freelancers

FREE Mental Health First Aider training for Freelancers in July! Sign up for our AJ Bursary for Free MHFA training…

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Grab Your Running Shoes and Lycra – Backup Announces the Roadie Games for Kartfest 2022

Backup is delighted to announce that running (or perhaps stumbling!) alongside this year’s Kartfest will be the inaugural Roadie Games….

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Backup joins forces with big drop

Backup – the Technical Entertainment Charity and Big Drop, award winning brewers of alcohol-free beer, are joining forces to generate wider…

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Get ready to press your pedal to the metal – backup’s kartfest is back!

It’s been two long years, but it’s time to pull on your racing suits, don your helmets and get back…

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Backup newsletter winter 2021

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Winter 2021 Newsletter

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Backup pumpkin challenge back for 2021

The #BackupPumpkinChallenge is on again this year, for full details on the creative competition and its categories click here

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Backup launch aj bursary for mental health first aider training

Backup launches free Mental Health First Aider course at PLASA 2021 Backup recognises the need to positively communicate with our…

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Backup newsletter summer 2021

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Summer 2021 Newsletter

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Backup launches free helpline

Industry charity Backup has long recognised the technical entertainment industry as an exciting, but challenging place to work and is…

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Backup joins in funding for free bursaries for addiction and recovery aware training workshop

TPG – Tour Production Group have commissioned Music Support to create and deliver an Addiction and Recovery Aware training workshop. TPG and Music…

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Breaking news in aid of backup – amazing artistic collaboration nft auction starts today!

1/1 CHARITY NFT FEATURING VISUALS BY 3D ARTIST EXTRAWEG & A LOOP OF MICK JAGGER’S NEW TRACK ‘EAZY SLEAZY’ WITH…

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Industry Collectives Mount New Initiatives in Support of Backup

This month, two industry collectives have mounted new initiatives to raise awareness of the live industry’s ongoing battle to stay…

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We Need Crew – Move for Crew Campaign in March

WeNeedCrew need you to #MoveForCrew In aid of raising donations and awareness of the impact that this pandemic is having on…

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Backup Announce Round 3 of Hardship Fund

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity has now completed Round 2 and announces a Round 3 of the Backup Hardship…

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Backup Newsletter Autumn 2020

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Autumn 2020 Newsletter

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Backup Hardship Fund Update 

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity has now completed Round 1 and announces a Round 2 of the newly launched…

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Goboplus.com supports backup with new gobo releases

GoboPlus.com has partnered with Rosco to bring to market a new range of gobos in support of our technical entertainment charity,…

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Backup Announces Hardship Fund

In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19, Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity, is announcing the creation of a separate initial Hardship Fund

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Backup Pumpkin Challenge Back for 2020

The #BackupPumpkinChallenge is on again this year, for full details on the design competition and its categories click here

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West end stars and theatre’s technical entertainment companies come together to support industry family

Each Wednesday from 9th to 30th September, a dazzling line-up of the West End’s most well-loved singers will perform alongside some of theatre’s top musicians in West End Unplugged

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Backup Newsletter Summer 2020

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Summer 2020 Newsletter

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Backup Trustee Alan Jacobi lvo

It is with profound sadness that Backup has lost one of its founding members and most valued Trustees – Alan…

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Backup autumn 2019 newsletter

Read all the latest news from Backup in our Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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Nomadic numpties return from mongol rally with over £6,000 for backup

After ten weeks on the road, having covered over 18,000 miles in their trusty car Poppy, which some might think…

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Backup Pumpkin Challenge 2019

Here is an excuse to unleash your creativity in aid of Backup! Backup is launching the Backup Pumpkin Challenge, a competition to help raise awareness of the Charity.

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Kartfest 2019 Backup’s most successful event to date

Five years on from the original 14 teams and £7,000 raised, Kartfest 2019 sold out in less than two weeks with 34 teams taking part.

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