2015 has been a fantastic year for fundraising, but in particular, the festive season has seen a huge flurry of events including carol singing under the Christmas trees at Trafalgar Square and London’s St Pancras Station, an afternoon of cello & piano playing at Forsyths Music Shop in Manchester and a concert and CD launch at Barbican’s Milton Court for Song in the City.
We’ve also had generous support from the National Opera Studio, one of our Talent Programme national partners, who sold our popular Christmas cards at their winter warming concert featuring our ambassador Susan Bullock CBE.
Finally, London-based Constanza Chorus sung Christmas carols across the capital in aid of us, raising over £1,000 towards helping musicians. Looking ahead to 2016, Fundraising Manager Janet Fereday said:
“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has raised money on behalf of Help Musicians UK this year it means a lot to us and not only helps to support our work for musicians but also helps to spread the word about what we do.
We’d love to make next year the biggest year of fundraising ever. With the 90th birthday of our Patron The Queen, we’d like to have 90 big fundraising events and make it a real celebration. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn a new instrument, sing in public, run up a mountain, cycle to the North Pole or just have a cosy cup of tea sharing your guilty pleasures music list – why not do it for Help Musicians UK. And don’t forget to send us your stories and photos too”.
From all the team at Help Musicians UK, we hope you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing Christmas.