love music:help musicians
A circle of Gold and Platinum Partners - supporting musicians in crisis.
If you love music, you can help us to give musicians in crisis the immediate support they need when you join the circle of Gold and Platinum Partners. Your donation will make a vital contribution to developing our services and meet our duty of care to musicians in desperate need.
“For many of us, music is an incredibly important part of our lives whether we perform it or take part as audience members. I know that sometimes colleagues fall ill or have an accident and then need help to cope. Through ‘love music:help musicians’ those who are passionate about music can support those whose lives are devoted to making music."
Susan Bullock, soprano
“The help that the Musicians Benevolent Fund provides to
professional musicians who need it is invaluable. If you love music,
please think about those whose lives are committed to making music and
support them if you can.”
Howard Goodall, composer and TV presenter
The campaignThe Musicians Benevolent Fund has been helping musicians through times of hardship for more than 90 years.
Today, the help of the Musicians Benevolent Fund is needed more than ever. In 2011, we gave crisis support to 170 professional musicians, an increase in demand of 80% compared to 2010. 50% of those we supported in 2011 were aged under 50 and 75% under 65.
To support the increasing numbers of musicians who need our help, we are aiming to raise £200,000 by 2016 through the ‘lovemusic:help musicians’ circle.
£1,000 Gold Partner
Your donation will:
• Pay for a course of specialist physical or psychological therapy treatment
• Relieve some of the financial worries of a musician who is recovering from illness
• Pay for 10 musicians to be visited in their own homes by one of our professionals
£2,500 Platinum Partner
Your donation will:
• Support a musician and his/her family financially whilst they receive treatment for a serious or life threatening illness
• Help with retraining costs for a musician who is unable to continue in the profession
• Pay for 25 musicians to be visited in their own homes by one of our professionals
As a Partner you will be invited to an annual private musical reception. Here we will tell you what we have achieved with your help and meet other donor partners and members of the profession who support us. We will send you regular quarterly updates to keep you informed about how your contribution is making a difference to our work.
For further information on becoming a Gold or Platinum Partner, please contact Hannah White on 020 7239 9109 or email@example.com
We would like to offer our gratitude to all our current partners in helping us achieve this goal.
Gold PartnersAskonas Holt
Henry McKenzie Johnston
Richard and Susan Price
The Vernon Ellis Foundation
Platinum PartnersThe Alchemy Foundation
The Bryan Adams Foundation