Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is delighted to be the first charity to be supported by Finchcocks music school via a fundraising concert held on 27 May this year. The newly transformed music school in Goudhurst hosted a sold-out concert at the impressive Georgian manor, where Finchcocks also hold piano courses for adults of all abilities. This first-ever Finchcocks charity concert raised over £900 for HMUK and was held in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons.
Internationally renowned Concert Pianist, Paul Roberts, played pieces by Debussy and Beethoven on one of Finchcocks’ barless Broadwood grand pianos.
Owner and entrepreneur Neil Nichols, who has pledged to continue to support charities and local causes, said:
“This was our first charity music concert at Finchcocks since its closure as a keyboard museum three years ago and we were delighted to be able to support Help Musicians UK in the process.
“We have spent the last year or so renovating Finchcocks’ Coach House and cellars, and this was the first large event we have hosted, inviting the public to come and see what we have done with the space. We’re extremely pleased to have received such a positive reaction – and we hope to continue to use Finchcocks to raise money for charity and local causes, as well as hosting regular music retreats for adults of all abilities.”
Susie Butt, Senior Community and Legacy Officer at Help Musicians UK, also commented on the success of the concert at Finchcocks:
“Help Musicians UK was thrilled to be part of the first charity concert hosted by Finchcocks and is extremely grateful to benefit from the generosity, support and donations on the evening itself, which will enable us to support even more musicians in 2018. We are looking forward to working with Finchcocks again in the near future. Thank you to the whole team who helped organise the event and those who attended and raised such a great amount for Help Musicians UK.”
Keep an eye on the Finchcocks website for upcoming events, concerts and music courses: www.finchcocks.com.
You can also keep up to date on HMUK events here.