The Hoopninja Hoolagans

By Rewi Bracey

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NZ $3,815 pledged


56 people pledged


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NZ $3,000 minimum target


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 17/07/2013 at 6:00 PM (NZST)

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The Hoopninja Hoolagans

Project 2013-06-11 03:12:18 +1200

+ Update! We're THRILLED to pass our goal! +

This goal was the lowest possible amount to get us there. We're still saving every penny and working like nutters to make this possible. There are some great rewards left so we're hoping the momentum continues until the end. Thank you!!!


Dear Family, Friends, and Kind Patrons!

My name is Rewi! I'm a Flame Artist, Entertainer, and one half of a super fun kiwi performance duo: Mr Jeff & Rewi Elffyre, The Hoopninja Hoolagans!

YES! So this is a huge deal for us... We've been invited to showcase our cheaky-selves at one of the world's TOP Fire & Circus Arts festivals, in Europe this September. 'Festa del Fuco di Stromboli' - the festival of light on Stromboli, Italy (www.festadelfuocostromboli.com) is renowned among circus & fire artists for bringing the finest acts in the world, to play at the festival on a volcanic island which erupts several times a day! Invitation to attend is a *huge* privilege for us, as the competition (for limited places) is tough!

To get there, we're saving our pennies and fundraising every way we know...

This is where you come in. We're primed to showcase some of New Zealand's funkiest' circus performance, on European stages! Wanna join us? We're facing big travel costs to get us and equipment to Stromboli (and back), but we know we can do it... We just need the right help!

We've looked into our box of tricks and we have some goodies for you!

See Facebook event page for details on Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/609932109026474/


THANK YOU for your time! Even just Sharing this Campaign with your friends, will help us. 


We believe in YOU, and that this dream will come true! The $3000 goal represents only part of our expenses. If the campaign exceeds the goal, we're going to celebrate, with YOU. Stay tuned!


Come and Hang out with us online!

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Updates 10

Pledge Rewards!

18/07/2013 at 11:18 PM

[reply address: [email protected]]

Good morning everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know, once Pledgeme has finished processing your pledges they will send me a complete list so I know who has pledged for the different rewards. This could take 3 or 4 days from now.

Palm torches are under production and work is full steam ahead in my glass studio! Can't wait to send your rewards on their way!

Jeff is finishing his last week with Circus Aotearoa. They're in New Plymouth... If you know anybody up that way, let them know the circus is in town! Its a great show. At the end of this month we both move to Wellington - 3 weeks of intensive training booked at the Wellington Circus Trust and then we're off!!!

Best wishes to you all,

Rewi!

Stromboli Video

17/07/2013 at 11:16 PM

Looks like it didn't attach to the last email properly... Here's the link. STUNNING short video, I highly recommend checking it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMiQJKl3hsY

We did it!!! What an amaaaazing result

17/07/2013 at 11:02 PM

(if you can't see images in this email, press the 'allow images' button somewhere on your screen)

{REPLY address to [email protected]}

Hey crew!

Last night was so exciting, we sat online and talked with friends, booking flights and making plans! When the clock struck 6 it all became real.... WE DID IT!!! Thank you so much, we're utterly humbled by the generosity and encouragement from each of you. $3815 is incredible... You ROCK!

The time has come!!!

This amazing pyro-kinetic sculpture was built on Stromboli by our close friend Nicholas Lealand (from Dunedin) earlier this year. Yes it actually moves! He's on Stromboli right now creating amazing stuff for this year... WOW! Nicholas first told us about Stromboli so we're looking forward to seeing him and the rest of our new fire family in September...
Today your pledges will be processed and we should get the funding within a few days. Last night I put our ideal flights on hold! MEGA exciting...

THANK YOU ALL! Since you're part of this adventure, we're gonna stay in touch. Hope you have a wonderful day, and can share in our excitement - because you've helped a dream come true :)

Rewi & Jeff

PS, An amazing short video about the Festa on Stromboliattached :)

4 hours to go!!!

17/07/2013 at 2:47 AM

We're so excited right now! Less than 4 hours to go!!! The campaign ends at 6pm.

The response has been overwhelming... Thank you all. Now is the final push. Can you join us online this afternoon/evening, to see if we can ice this cake in style? We have exceeded our goal, every extra dollar is needed though! Our total airfares are huge, including the extra equipment we have to bring.

We're on Facebook: 'Rewi Bracey' & 'Jeff Robinson', also www.facebook.com/elffyre

On Skype - 'dj.bracey' and 'jeff robinson'

Tell your friends! Love and gratitude to you all!

Rewi & Jeff

WE DID IT!!!

13/07/2013 at 6:20 AM

(If you can't see images, you'll need to press allow images somewhere in your email program!)

Hola Crew!

HIGH FIVES to each of you generous people, thank you!!! We just passed our goal! We're SO stoked...

So what now? Well our goal represented the minimum we needed to get there. We're still working like nutters raising the rest of the money, so keep spreading the word! There's 4 days left and still some awesome rewards to claim. 

Link to our campaign > https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146 <

THANK YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you all for collaborating to send our show on tour. This is a dream come true.

Rewi & Jeff

Follow us on Facebook > http://www.facebook.com/elffyre <

The countdown has begun!

11/07/2013 at 8:46 AM

Hi everyone! Rewi and Jeff here!

There's 6 days left... And we're getting so close! Huge thanks those whom recently joined our pledge-me dream team!

So how close are we? THIS CLOSE! (screenshot @ 8:15pm, Thursday night)

Your pledges are making this dream possible, so thank YOU for being part of our story. We're looking forward to sending out the rewards and keeping you posted once we're on our way...

Before the campaign ends can you all *pretty please* share it with your friends via Facebook, tell your friends, shout it from the rooftops, etc? We're optimistic that we'll hit the goal and we're really hoping it exceeds, because we're saving every last penny to make this tour possible!

The Link to this campaign: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146

and here's a link to Elffyre on Facebook: www.facebook.com/elffyre - make sure you're following us!

Do you know anybody in Wellington, who might be interested in our workshop? This is one of the pledge rewards... There are several places left and it's going to be top notch! Could you please forward this to your Wellington friends & family?


Lastly we got some great news today. Home of Poi (www.homeofpoi.com) have offered to sponsor us with new equipment to take on our journey! We're thrilled to be backed by one of the best juggling equip suppliers in the world!

To all of you, our deepest gratitude. We're honored to have such friends.

With love and respect,

Rewi Bracey & Jeff Robinson

Two weeks to go!

04/07/2013 at 1:59 AM

Two weeks to go! The suspension is almost killing me! PLEASE share our campaign with anybody who might be interested... The countdown is on.

We're so grateful to you all for choosing to support our project. Here's an amazing video taken at last year's Festa del Fuoco... It's truly stunning, take a peak! http://vimeo.com/69469998

We've just added another reward!

This reward is for pledges of $30+. If you've already pledged a lower amount but would like to upgrade, you can simply pledge the 'difference' and email me! [email protected] [do not reply to this email, it will go to pledgeme not me!]

If you made a pledge but did not select a reward, and you would like to have your name traced in fire... Email me! Let your name shine in fire from the top of a volcano! :)


Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/elffyre

Our Pledgeme Campaign: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146


The dream team!

23/06/2013 at 5:46 AM

Thanks so much, wonderful supporters! We're humbled by the generosity shown so far!

You're the core of our dream team, we'll keep you posted on our progress. Indeed when we reach Stromboli, we'll send you some pictures!

In our shows we don't always use fire. Here's part of our contact-juggling act, which I thought you might enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiCvAKIa1ts&list=PLE5847D5C9A8547CC

Happy solstice, love and light to you all.


What a start!

17/06/2013 at 2:16 AM

To the crew so far!

A HUGE thank you... What an amazing start to our campaign. Much gratitude to everybody who has pledged already. Stay tuned for some campaign updates, including dates for the Wellington Workshop/Fieldtrip.

With love and respect!

Rewi & Jeff

Launching any moment now...

14/06/2013 at 7:31 PM

Woohoo, counting down till the campaign goes live. We can't wait to make this magic happen!!! ❤

    Pledgers 56

    Logan Elliott
    2013-07-08 13:14:13 +1200
    Shai
    2013-07-05 04:20:21 +1200
    starrlite mclean
    2013-07-04 18:12:14 +1200
    Shaw Lester
    2013-07-04 17:17:57 +1200
    Jennifer Herbert
    2013-07-01 20:55:59 +1200
    nikki Henson
    2013-07-01 11:57:47 +1200
    Robyn and Paul Bracey
    2013-06-29 14:36:54 +1200
    Ian GinJa
    2013-06-28 22:43:41 +1200
    Miki Mars
    2013-06-28 16:50:14 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-06-28 14:52:16 +1200
    Xanthe
    2013-06-28 12:29:52 +1200
    French Shee Fire-Dance
    2013-06-24 15:40:39 +1200
    Sunny Ray
    2013-06-20 23:54:47 +1200
    Efrat Shaki
    2013-06-20 09:45:01 +1200
    Kate Spencer
    2013-06-19 15:15:15 +1200
    Mondo Saurus
    2013-06-19 06:25:00 +1200
    Sarah Bracey
    2013-06-18 10:55:43 +1200
    Amy Soulfire
    2013-06-18 10:31:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-06-17 14:23:06 +1200
    Talitha
    2013-06-16 12:25:02 +1200
    Judy Malone
    2013-06-16 11:18:53 +1200
    Robyn and Paul Bracey
    2013-06-15 22:38:39 +1200
    August
    2013-06-15 21:22:18 +1200
    Gin Riley
    2013-06-15 18:08:04 +1200
    Gin Riley
    2013-06-15 17:55:34 +1200
    Sofie Adrienne Welvaert
    2013-06-15 14:44:20 +1200

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    The Hoopninja Hoolagans

    Project 2013-06-11 03:12:18 +1200

    + Update! We're THRILLED to pass our goal! +

    This goal was the lowest possible amount to get us there. We're still saving every penny and working like nutters to make this possible. There are some great rewards left so we're hoping the momentum continues until the end. Thank you!!!


    Dear Family, Friends, and Kind Patrons!

    My name is Rewi! I'm a Flame Artist, Entertainer, and one half of a super fun kiwi performance duo: Mr Jeff & Rewi Elffyre, The Hoopninja Hoolagans!

    YES! So this is a huge deal for us... We've been invited to showcase our cheaky-selves at one of the world's TOP Fire & Circus Arts festivals, in Europe this September. 'Festa del Fuco di Stromboli' - the festival of light on Stromboli, Italy (www.festadelfuocostromboli.com) is renowned among circus & fire artists for bringing the finest acts in the world, to play at the festival on a volcanic island which erupts several times a day! Invitation to attend is a *huge* privilege for us, as the competition (for limited places) is tough!

    To get there, we're saving our pennies and fundraising every way we know...

    This is where you come in. We're primed to showcase some of New Zealand's funkiest' circus performance, on European stages! Wanna join us? We're facing big travel costs to get us and equipment to Stromboli (and back), but we know we can do it... We just need the right help!

    We've looked into our box of tricks and we have some goodies for you!

    See Facebook event page for details on Workshop: https://www.facebook.com/events/609932109026474/


    THANK YOU for your time! Even just Sharing this Campaign with your friends, will help us. 


    We believe in YOU, and that this dream will come true! The $3000 goal represents only part of our expenses. If the campaign exceeds the goal, we're going to celebrate, with YOU. Stay tuned!


    Come and Hang out with us online!

    Comments

    Pledge Rewards!

    18/07/2013 at 11:18 PM

    [reply address: [email protected]]

    Good morning everyone!

    Just a quick note to let you know, once Pledgeme has finished processing your pledges they will send me a complete list so I know who has pledged for the different rewards. This could take 3 or 4 days from now.

    Palm torches are under production and work is full steam ahead in my glass studio! Can't wait to send your rewards on their way!

    Jeff is finishing his last week with Circus Aotearoa. They're in New Plymouth... If you know anybody up that way, let them know the circus is in town! Its a great show. At the end of this month we both move to Wellington - 3 weeks of intensive training booked at the Wellington Circus Trust and then we're off!!!

    Best wishes to you all,

    Rewi!

    Stromboli Video

    17/07/2013 at 11:16 PM

    Looks like it didn't attach to the last email properly... Here's the link. STUNNING short video, I highly recommend checking it out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMiQJKl3hsY

    We did it!!! What an amaaaazing result

    17/07/2013 at 11:02 PM

    (if you can't see images in this email, press the 'allow images' button somewhere on your screen)

    {REPLY address to [email protected]}

    Hey crew!

    Last night was so exciting, we sat online and talked with friends, booking flights and making plans! When the clock struck 6 it all became real.... WE DID IT!!! Thank you so much, we're utterly humbled by the generosity and encouragement from each of you. $3815 is incredible... You ROCK!

    The time has come!!!

    This amazing pyro-kinetic sculpture was built on Stromboli by our close friend Nicholas Lealand (from Dunedin) earlier this year. Yes it actually moves! He's on Stromboli right now creating amazing stuff for this year... WOW! Nicholas first told us about Stromboli so we're looking forward to seeing him and the rest of our new fire family in September...
    Today your pledges will be processed and we should get the funding within a few days. Last night I put our ideal flights on hold! MEGA exciting...

    THANK YOU ALL! Since you're part of this adventure, we're gonna stay in touch. Hope you have a wonderful day, and can share in our excitement - because you've helped a dream come true :)

    Rewi & Jeff

    PS, An amazing short video about the Festa on Stromboliattached :)

    4 hours to go!!!

    17/07/2013 at 2:47 AM

    We're so excited right now! Less than 4 hours to go!!! The campaign ends at 6pm.

    The response has been overwhelming... Thank you all. Now is the final push. Can you join us online this afternoon/evening, to see if we can ice this cake in style? We have exceeded our goal, every extra dollar is needed though! Our total airfares are huge, including the extra equipment we have to bring.

    We're on Facebook: 'Rewi Bracey' & 'Jeff Robinson', also www.facebook.com/elffyre

    On Skype - 'dj.bracey' and 'jeff robinson'

    Tell your friends! Love and gratitude to you all!

    Rewi & Jeff

    WE DID IT!!!

    13/07/2013 at 6:20 AM

    (If you can't see images, you'll need to press allow images somewhere in your email program!)

    Hola Crew!

    HIGH FIVES to each of you generous people, thank you!!! We just passed our goal! We're SO stoked...

    So what now? Well our goal represented the minimum we needed to get there. We're still working like nutters raising the rest of the money, so keep spreading the word! There's 4 days left and still some awesome rewards to claim. 

    Link to our campaign > https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146 <

    THANK YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you all for collaborating to send our show on tour. This is a dream come true.

    Rewi & Jeff

    Follow us on Facebook > http://www.facebook.com/elffyre <

    The countdown has begun!

    11/07/2013 at 8:46 AM

    Hi everyone! Rewi and Jeff here!

    There's 6 days left... And we're getting so close! Huge thanks those whom recently joined our pledge-me dream team!

    So how close are we? THIS CLOSE! (screenshot @ 8:15pm, Thursday night)

    Your pledges are making this dream possible, so thank YOU for being part of our story. We're looking forward to sending out the rewards and keeping you posted once we're on our way...

    Before the campaign ends can you all *pretty please* share it with your friends via Facebook, tell your friends, shout it from the rooftops, etc? We're optimistic that we'll hit the goal and we're really hoping it exceeds, because we're saving every last penny to make this tour possible!

    The Link to this campaign: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146

    and here's a link to Elffyre on Facebook: www.facebook.com/elffyre - make sure you're following us!

    Do you know anybody in Wellington, who might be interested in our workshop? This is one of the pledge rewards... There are several places left and it's going to be top notch! Could you please forward this to your Wellington friends & family?


    Lastly we got some great news today. Home of Poi (www.homeofpoi.com) have offered to sponsor us with new equipment to take on our journey! We're thrilled to be backed by one of the best juggling equip suppliers in the world!

    To all of you, our deepest gratitude. We're honored to have such friends.

    With love and respect,

    Rewi Bracey & Jeff Robinson

    Two weeks to go!

    04/07/2013 at 1:59 AM

    Two weeks to go! The suspension is almost killing me! PLEASE share our campaign with anybody who might be interested... The countdown is on.

    We're so grateful to you all for choosing to support our project. Here's an amazing video taken at last year's Festa del Fuoco... It's truly stunning, take a peak! http://vimeo.com/69469998

    We've just added another reward!

    This reward is for pledges of $30+. If you've already pledged a lower amount but would like to upgrade, you can simply pledge the 'difference' and email me! [email protected] [do not reply to this email, it will go to pledgeme not me!]

    If you made a pledge but did not select a reward, and you would like to have your name traced in fire... Email me! Let your name shine in fire from the top of a volcano! :)


    Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/elffyre

    Our Pledgeme Campaign: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/1146


    The dream team!

    23/06/2013 at 5:46 AM

    Thanks so much, wonderful supporters! We're humbled by the generosity shown so far!

    You're the core of our dream team, we'll keep you posted on our progress. Indeed when we reach Stromboli, we'll send you some pictures!

    In our shows we don't always use fire. Here's part of our contact-juggling act, which I thought you might enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiCvAKIa1ts&list=PLE5847D5C9A8547CC

    Happy solstice, love and light to you all.


    What a start!

    17/06/2013 at 2:16 AM

    To the crew so far!

    A HUGE thank you... What an amazing start to our campaign. Much gratitude to everybody who has pledged already. Stay tuned for some campaign updates, including dates for the Wellington Workshop/Fieldtrip.

    With love and respect!

    Rewi & Jeff

    Launching any moment now...

    14/06/2013 at 7:31 PM

    Woohoo, counting down till the campaign goes live. We can't wait to make this magic happen!!! ❤

      Logan Elliott
      2013-07-08 13:14:13 +1200
      Shai
      2013-07-05 04:20:21 +1200
      starrlite mclean
      2013-07-04 18:12:14 +1200
      Shaw Lester
      2013-07-04 17:17:57 +1200
      Jennifer Herbert
      2013-07-01 20:55:59 +1200
      nikki Henson
      2013-07-01 11:57:47 +1200
      Robyn and Paul Bracey
      2013-06-29 14:36:54 +1200
      Ian GinJa
      2013-06-28 22:43:41 +1200
      Miki Mars
      2013-06-28 16:50:14 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-06-28 14:52:16 +1200
      Xanthe
      2013-06-28 12:29:52 +1200
      French Shee Fire-Dance
      2013-06-24 15:40:39 +1200
      Sunny Ray
      2013-06-20 23:54:47 +1200
      Efrat Shaki
      2013-06-20 09:45:01 +1200
      Kate Spencer
      2013-06-19 15:15:15 +1200
      Mondo Saurus
      2013-06-19 06:25:00 +1200
      Sarah Bracey
      2013-06-18 10:55:43 +1200
      Amy Soulfire
      2013-06-18 10:31:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-06-17 14:23:06 +1200
      Talitha
      2013-06-16 12:25:02 +1200
      Judy Malone
      2013-06-16 11:18:53 +1200
      Robyn and Paul Bracey
      2013-06-15 22:38:39 +1200
      August
      2013-06-15 21:22:18 +1200
      Gin Riley
      2013-06-15 18:08:04 +1200
      Gin Riley
      2013-06-15 17:55:34 +1200
      Sofie Adrienne Welvaert
      2013-06-15 14:44:20 +1200

      Followers of The Hoopninja Hoolagans

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/07/2013 at 4:28 PM.