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Music for All’s new trustee Faye McGuinness

March 2022

Faye McGuinness becomes trustee for Music for All

Music for All is very pleased to announce the appointment of new Trustee Faye McGuinness.

An experienced fundraiser, Faye has spent the past 15 years working for charities that have a particular focus on mental health, wellbeing and education. Her most recent experience includes working for the national mental health charity Mind, developing and delivering largescale programmes such as the Blue Light Programme and Mental Health at Work Programme. These multi-million programmes were delivered alongside a wide range of strategic partners including the Royal Foundation.

Faye’s current role is as Director of Programmes for Education Support, a charity that supports the mental health and wellbeing of the education workforce. Faye leads on innovating new support services and programmes with the needs of beneficiaries at the heart of each programme. In all her roles, she has worked on securing funding from a range of funders including government, corporates, trusts and individuals.

Through her own experience of delivering programmes supporting good mental health, she has seen first-hand the vital role music making can play in maintaining wellbeing and supporting recovery programmes.

Commenting on her appointment Faye said “This role will combine many of my passions – music, mental health, education and creating social impact.  I can’t wait to bring my knowledge and skills to support the charity in achieving its mission to grow.”

Tony Followell, Chair of Trustees commented – “Faye’s extensive fundraising experience and her capability will be of great assistance as we try to grow our operations and expand our fundraising activity.  Her knowledge of both education and mental health will also support our drive to ensure that everyone knows more about the positive benefits of making music.”

Faye will join the Board of Trustees during March 2022, working with the Board to expand the fundraising reach of the charity and establish a more robust approach to its donation strategy.