The entertainment business’ support of this event has enabled the development of a new Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Unit at the BRIT School at its site in Croydon. There is a long history of mutual support between Nordoff Robbins and the British Record Industry Trust, and their latest collaboration is already helping tomorrow’s musicians and performers at the BRIT School to learn today about music’s capacity to heal.
The BRIT School is the UK’s leading performing arts and technology state school, providing a unique and free education for 1,200 pupils aged between 14 and 19. The school was built in Selhurst, Croydon and opened in 1991 with the support of the Department for Education and the British Record Industry Trust.
We believe in creating an environment where young people can find their own voice. The BRIT School is nurturing the new fashion designers, illustrators, playwrights, performers, stage managers, composers, teachers, community group leaders, choreographers, filmmakers, game developers, and thinkers of the future.
We thank all of our supporters who are helping launch careers. This year we were able to financially support 40 graduates through their training and enterprising ventures by awarding Westfield and Obie bursaries.
A message from Julie Whelan, Chief Executive Officer, Nordoff Robbins:
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Roger Daltrey on behalf of all of us at Nordoff Robbins for being honoured with this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award.
His incredible contribution to the music industry alone is worthy of accolade, but what is also so deserving of praise is his unwavering passion and commitment to charitable causes, including Nordoff Robbins. We are thrilled that tonight we have the opportunity to celebrate all of Roger’s amazing achievements, and to reflect on 25 years of the MITS Award, an event which has so compassionately supported the power of music, and raised a staggering £5.5 million for charity to date. We are so very grateful to have been one of the very fortunate beneficiaries.
Nordoff Robbins charity number: 280960
BRIT Trust charity number: 1000413