Later this evening, people will gather at Conway Hall for the memorial concert to celebrate the lives of Mary and Martin Lince who were passionate about music. All proceeds from the concert will be used to make a difference to the lives of musicians across the UK, helping us give the vital support that they need in times of crisis, retirement or when they are just starting out.
Mary, an amateur pianist and latterly a viola player and her husband Martin, an amateur violinist who also turned his hand to several other instruments, served 60 years together on the Conway Hall concert series committee. The concert is held in memory of their love of music and lasting legacy on the Conway Hall concert series. Find out more about the concert.
Donating to Help Musicians UK is an incredible way to celebrate and remember someone who loved music. Donations made in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or made in memory of musicians and music lovers really help us to provide essential support for musicians.
You can raise money in so many ways, like the friends and family of legendary saxophonist David Turay. A small, live tribute concert was held in memory of David, who died at the young age of 19. David was a symbol of hope for the future; he managed to forge an incredible presence within London's music scene with elegance and thoughtfulness.
Similarly, the family of jazz drummer Graham Scriven asked for donations in his memory. Graham, who sadly died in December 2014, played with the band "The Buddy Good Band", along with The Pete Allen Jazzband. All donations made in memory of him will help his fellow musicians.
How to make a gift
Simply let people know that you would like to collect donations instead of birthday presents or flowers at a funeral. You may wish to celebrate a life through a musical event and ask for donations in memory of a loved one.
If you have any thoughts or questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected]k or on 020 7239 9114.
Mary and Martin's memorial concert at Conway Hall has been highlighted as Londonist's "good cause of the day".