Christmas is for many the most wonderful time of the year. Celebrations with friends and loved ones are often made more special through the music that surrounds us, creating lasting memories that we carry with us for years to come.
We understand that the lives of musicians can be precarious; our research shows that they face many pressures which can make them uniquely vulnerable. Christmas can be a particularly isolating time with many musicians struggling emotionally, physically and financially. The musicians and creators behind the music therefore often need our support and the team at Help Musicians work hard all year round to provide advice and help when it is needed most.
For nearly one hundred years, we’ve been making a meaningful difference to the lives and careers of professional and retired musicians. Our support includes making visits to their homes to listen to their concerns, offering practical and emotional support and sharing a love of music together through personal interaction.
How can you help?
A donation will allow us to continue to make a meaningful difference to the lives of musicians.
On average it costs £80 to travel to a musician’s home and make personal contact through our regional visiting service. These interactions and the companionship and support that our visitors provide is invaluable.
Whatever you give, you will make a positive difference to a musician’s life in a way which can’t be quantified.
Please donate to our Christmas Appeal today and help us provide meaningful support to more musicians than ever before.
Alternatively, you can donate by sending us a cheque made payable to Help Musicians, to the address: Help Musicians, 7-11 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JS or by calling on 0207 239 9114.
Our Regional Visitor Matt Hill said “Music is so much more than just a job to the people we support, it is at the very heart of who they are, so when they aren’t able to perform or play professionally it can really hit hard. They really miss the contact with other musicians, and I think that’s one of the reasons they value the visits so much. It’s a chance to reconnect with a world they miss being part of. My role is to be there to listen and give support and help resolve any issues. It’s hard to see people struggling in such difficult circumstances, but I also see the incredible difference Help Musicians makes – it really is life changing. Christmas especially can be a tough time. Help Musicians will send a card and a cash gift, and I’ve seen first-hand what a big difference this small gesture has made to so many lives.”