It is with great regret that, due to coronavirus concerns and uncertainty, the Apollo team and trustees have decided to postpone all remaining workshops and concerts until next term. This has been a difficult decision but we feel it is necessary to protect both our musicians and their families, and the children, teachers and wider communities of our schools. At this stage it is our hope that all events next term will go ahead, but we will update the website with any changes. We will do everything in our power to ensure that every school is able to complete our programme, and intend all affected events to be postponed rather than cancelled.
We are delighted to welcome Madeline De Berrié, who is our new Fundraising Officer. Madeline has worked for music education and outreach organisations the Fosbrooks Folk Education Trust, Music First, and the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, and she is a founding member of Arts at the Intersection, a collaboration with Spirit of Peace and Unity Music. Madeline is a freelance singer and instrumentalist specialising in historical performance.
Apollo Music Projects is hugely grateful to Hayley Pullen, our outgoing Fundraising Officer, for all her fantastic work over the years. We wish her all the best for the future.
Csenge Herman, our Charity Administrator, has left AMP to pursue other avenues, and we want to thank her for her time working for us, and wish her good luck in the next phase of her career. We are pleased to announce that Dorothy Hoskins, our Schools Administrator, will be taking on the role of Charity Administrator as well.
We are delighted to report that we have exceeded our target of raising £10,000 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge and with matched funding, we were able to raise £20,691. With Gift Aid and after the small admin fees, that makes a take home total of £22,298!
Thank you to everyone, including the Friends of Apollo Music Projects, who donated and helped us reach our goal during this campaign – we couldn’t have done it without you! We are also grateful to our Champion charity The Childhood Trust and to Pauline & Ian Howat, who generously pledged to match £10,000 worth of donations.
Thank you for helping us bring the magic of live classical music into underprivileged schools!