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Crowdfunding success for Tom

A Christian comedian has succeeded in reaching an ambitious crowdfunding target to bring his DVD to more than 1,000 young people this summer

Tom Elliott began his 30-day Kickstarter campaign when he launched his debut DVD When Life Hands You Lemons last month. The campaign, in partnership with national Christian ministry Urban Saints, aimed to raise £5,000 to give away 1375 free copies of the DVD to young people attending Spree Weekends across the UK later this summer.

Kickstarter rules dictate that only the full amount pledged will enable the project to be moved forward, but as of Sunday (12 April) Tom had exceeded the target with the help of 50 supporters.

When Life Hands You Lemons, is a 45 minute show recorded in front of a live theatre audience which blend of comedy and illusion mixed with a challenging message about how to live life to the full. 

Tom, youth minister at Minichampton Baptist Church in Gloucestershire, was delighted.

‘This Kickstarter campaign was a step of faith to see how I could share the amazing message of Jesus which encourages us to live life in all its fullness,’ he said.

‘I am personally so grateful to everyone who has stood with me over these last 30 days and we can now together make this project a reality as we seek to see lives changed.

‘I am looking forward to working with Urban Saints to make sure I can visit Spree Weekends this summer to hand deliver these gift DVDs to young people and their families across the UK.’

Matt Summerfield, Chief Executive of Urban Saints this morning added, ‘We're really chuffed that Tom has been successful with his Kickstarter campaign and that loads of young people will get to enjoy, and be inspired by, his brilliant DVD.’


Baptist Times, 14/04/2015
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