An update on Rachel’s musical fundraising event

We wrote recently about how Rachel had decided to record Beethoven’s Fifth playing ALL the instruments herself! She had kindly decided to raise monies for our charity.

Here is an update…..

Rachel has now recorded the first movement on everything except bassoons and timpani. She says that so far she has enjoyed double bass and bassoon most and clarinet least!
And, she has already raised £325 for Music for All.

The Just Giving site for the project is here if you able to support Rachel at all (or know anyone that might like to?) https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/singletonsymphony

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Music for All supports National Arthritis Campaign

Industry charity endorses initiative to highlight the plight of the 10million affected people in the UK many of whom are musicians

Arthritis Research UK, the UK’s leading arthritis charity, is launching a major nationwide campaign to reveal the true impact of arthritis across society. The campaign will highlight that, either directly or indirectly, arthritis impacts everyone in the UK. The campaign will also highlight that there are over 10 million people living with arthritis and the condition can cause high levels of daily pain and fatigue.

As part of the launch, Arthritis Research UK is releasing The Nation’s Joint Problem report which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the economy, the NHS as well as families and individuals across the UK.

Paul McManus, CEO of Music for All, said:
“Making Music brings enjoyment to so many people’s lives, whether they’re a member of an orchestra, play in a rock band or are just starting piano lessons. But for some, life can throw hurdles which makes doing the thing you love difficult – and arthritis does exactly that. That’s why we want to raise awareness of this silent, painful and debilitating disease, so that people will better understand it and give people the support they need.”

To find out more, please visit www.arthritisresearchuk.org.

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Helping Hannah

We are proud to help people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Hannah is in her third year of studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and badly needed a better cello to enable her to progress. Hannah raised a large part of the monies herself and we were able to help, along with some other charities.
Here she is performing where she is making excellent progress with both her technique and sound…expect to hear more from Hannah in the future!

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VOX rock up at Beatles Fest and support Music for All!

VOX Amps took part in a one day Beatles fan festival in London to tell the story of how the fab four began using their iconic amplifiers in the early 1960’s and how the AC30 combo helped define their sound as well as other British bands who led the “British Invasion” in the mid-1960’s.
Taking place during the May Bank Holiday, the event hosted a raft of Beatles tribute bands and special interest features including John Lennon’s psychedelic yellow painted Rolls Royce.
VOX are taking part in various activities during 2017 to mark the company’s 60th anniversary.
VOX donated a classic AC30 Custom for a raffle on the day which raised almost £800 for our charity!

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