With the pandemic forcing the closure of businesses around the world, we want to do our bit to make sure that our leather bars survive. So, we've created the BLUF Virtual Bar for you to donate.
All the monies received via this donations page will be ringfenced for distribution to leather bars, with the hope that they'll be used to support the staff of those bars.
You can donate by buying a 'virtual beer' for £5, $5 or €5, or a virtual round of drinks for £20, $20 or €20. The totals shown on this page are the approximate amount when converted to UK £.
When you make your donation, you can pick a bar from the list - these are primarily the bars around the world that we've worked with in the past, that have held BLUF events, or that people have specifically asked us to add to the list.
Obviously, some bars are very well known and will attract more donations than others, so you can also select 'ANY BAR,' and we'll use those donations to top up the amounts for places that have received at least one specific contribution, but less than the average. (We'll work out the exact maths later, depending on how much is donated).
The total amount raised so far, and converted to £ sterling is approximately £1054.
A total of 20 venues will receive a payout.
The size of the top-up fund (included in the total above) is approximately £36
To make your contribution to the BLUF Virtual Bar, select the currency and the amount you would like to donate, and choose either a specific bar or 'ANY BAR' from the drop down list, then click the Donate button. Payments are processed by Stripe, and you will be redirected to a page on their site to enter your card details.