Cornwall Music Therapy Trust introduced a new network for supporters of the charity in September 2014, in order to bolster its work.
Our ‘Supporters Group’ will allow individuals to work more closely with the charity, and three meeting districts are in place; Rock, Truro and Penzance.
We hope that the new group will deliver new income to the charity to enable music therapy to be delivered to all who may need it in Cornwall.
This initiative was born in response to public interest and enthusiasm to uphold our vital work in Cornwall. We have many individuals that are compelled to help us, having witnessed music therapy first-hand or through a family member, and now there is an opportunity to join with others for shared ideas and energy.
Our aim is to support those suffering from mental or physical illness or living with disabilities, emotional or behavioural problems of any description or in need of rehabilitation as a result of such illness, by the provision of music therapy. It is our hope that, with the new Supporters Group, our network will grow, continuing the significant achievements of music therapy in the county.
Angela Alderman, Chair of Trustees
Members of the public are invited to join the Supporters Club by which, in return for a small annual donation, they will receive regular communications as well as invitations to attend the meetings should they wish.
An annual minimum subscription of £15 will assist the Trust in its work and will entitle a Supporter to receive:
- Cornwall Music Therapy Trust publications;
- Advance notice of musical events held in aid of the Trust;
- Invitations to any professional conferences organised by the Trust;
- Invitations to social and fundraising events held to support the work of the Trust;
- If there is sufficient interest, it is hoped also to arrange some events specifically for Supporters from time to time.
Families of clients assisted by the Trust will be welcomed as Supporters without a subscription, although voluntary contributions would always be gratefully received. It is also hoped that families will try to raise awareness of the value of music therapy within their local communities and to encourage local fundraising.
As well as welcoming Supporters, we are grateful for any single donations that may be offered.
These can be paid by BACS or cheque (please get in touch) or by using the online fundraising portal MyDonate:
Upcoming events organised by, or in support of, the Cornwall Music Therapy Trust
Duchy Singers Messiah 2017
On Saturday 16th December 2016, the Duchy Singers will perform their 27th annual charity Messiah in St Mary’s Church, Penzance. This is a wonderful annual concert enjoyed by everyone who attends. The ninety strong chorus and four soloists will join together with the St. Mewan Sinfonia, conducted by Nigel Wicken. The Cornwall Music Therapy Trust is once again the concert’s nominated charity, for which we are very grateful. Advance tickets are available from Morrab Studio.
Camerata Kernow Christmas Concert
Nigel Wicken has chosen a delightfully varied and illuminating programme of music for the Christmas concert by Camerata Kernow at Roselidden on 17th December. He is well known for finding outstanding works that are rarely performed, and this concert is no exception. The first half showcases music by a ‘dream team’ of 16th century European composers including Palestrina and Monteverdi from Italy, Orlando Gibbons from England, and Heinrich Isaac, de Wert and Sweelinck from the Lowlands. The pieces, which were composed for church services during the four week period of Advent, will transport us back in time to the baroque period. We come bang up to the present day in the second half, with carols from a group of outstanding contemporary British composers; Gabriel Jackson, Bob Chilcott, John Tavener, Will Todd and Sally Beamish. These pieces are all about Christmas; meditations on angels, shepherds, the virgin birth, snow and candle light. All profits will go to the Cornwall Music Therapy Trust, and we thank Roselidden for their continued support Tickets are £10, to include light refreshments, and may be reserved in advance from Peter Hadfield on 01326 558748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very grateful to the following for donations and fund raising support recently:
The 4 Tunes at Lanner Church
Golowan Concerts at Penzance
St Tudy Church
Harp and Flute concert at Penzance
King Charles the Martyr Church
Wadebridge Choral Society
Kernow Analytical Technology
Redruth Town Council for a St Piran’s Day street collection
Camborne School of Mines Rag Week
St Enodoc Golf Club
Gil and Annie Patrick’s Garden Party
The Cabaret Club, Newquay
Porthleven Philharmonic Orchestra
Barclays Bank plc
Music Harmony, North Cornwall
All Saints Church Falmouth
West Cornwall Youth Trust
Clare Milne Trust
Bailey Thomas Foundation
With grateful thanks to all involved in these initiatives.
Thanks to Carol Jane, Manager of Santander, Helston who presented Rod Pierce and Robin Bates with a cheque for £1,500
Tim Boulton and the Penzance Golowan Concerts which raised £1400
Verena, Cornish Roots
A brilliant concert by the Verena, Cornish Roots and friends raised £300 jointly with the Epworth Hall, Helston.
The Fisherman’s Friends
The Fisherman’s Friends raised over £1200 at their concert at Port Isaac, where they were joined by Kimber’s Men.
Bodmin Folk Club
Chairman Ben Lang presents Angela Alderman a cheque for £1,020. Bodmin Folk Club – Robin playing the whistle and Mike Freemantle leading the auction.
The Rotary Club Truro
The Rotary Club Truro Boscawen Cornish Proms Concert in the Hall for Cornwall with Suzanne Manuell, the St Keverne Band, Mevagissey Male Voice Choir and the Cadgwith Singers
Ian Bowden completed an epic three week drive across from Seattle to Boston along the I90 covering 3,000 miles and raising funds for the Trust. He had donations from a number of lodges of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes