Like all charities, we are always in need of funds. Our projects cannot run without certain basics, such as instruments, a place to practise, teachers, and transport to performances. If you are interested in supporting our work, one of the most useful things you can do is help us raise money.
Our supporters have found many ways to raise funds, some simple and effective, others ingenious and creative. You could:
Organise a concert or other event
Undertake a sponsored activity
Join our World Busk
Encourage your church, local school or charitable organisations to support us
If you would like to raise money for our projects, or you have a great fundraising idea to share, please contact us.
Here are just some of the ways people have raised money for Musequality (and had a lot of fun while doing it). For more ideas, browse through Volunteers in action
Brass for Africa
The Bracknell and Wokingham Community Band held a Brass for Africa concert, playing in St Paul’s Church, Wokingham, to raise money for the Good Shepherd Home in Kampala, Uganda. Leading jazz trombonist Mark Bassey made a special appearance.
The congregation of the Immanuel Church in Swindon made Musequality the beneficiary of their Harvest Appeal, raising money for the Elgon Brass Band in Mbale, Uganda.
On her bike
Jane Ingamells, head of strings at the Portsmouth Grammar School, and her husband celebrated their silver wedding anniversary by setting off on a 500-mile round trip by tandem to the village of Ingoldmells on the Lincolnshire coast, where the first recorded Ingamells lived. Jane also staged a classical concert at her school.
Several schools and colleges have held a sponsored music practice, including North London Collegiate Junior School, Kew College in Kew, Surrey, and James Allen’s Saturday School for the Performing Arts in Dulwich, London.
The Royal College of Music students’ association came out on to the streets of London for their Rag Week, entertaining passers-by in support of Musequality. A few brave professors attempted Grade I music examinations after just one week’s tuition on a new instrument.
Silence is golden
A cappella vocal group Chiswick Baroque provided an hour of musical meditation, interspersing contemplative music with periods of silence. The event was part of a Lenten meditation programme at St Saviour’s Church, Shepherd’s Bush, London.
The Quartet of Peace and London Chamber Music Society organised a series of fundraising concerts over two months, which not only raised a significant amount of money but also prompted offers of support in kind for our projects. The Quartet of Peace also gave a concert in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
Sylvia Trench followed in the footsteps of countless generations of pilgrims, walking the 500 mile-long Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) from the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
In 2008 the Bedford Park Festival, a traditional fete and craft fair in Chiswick, London, named Musequality as one of its official charities.