With commitment and support, the
Music Industry Trusts Award will continue to raise money for two very worthwhile charities – the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins – for years to come.

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All the proceeds from the MITS Award dinner goes to two very special charities: the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins.

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.

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Original, responsible, ambitious: The BRIT School is vocational, academic, inclusive and free.

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 from every type of background. 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 creative thinkers of the future. 99% of all students who have graduated find employment predominately in the creative industries or enrol for Higher Education.

We thank all of our supporters who are helping launch careers. This year we were able to financially support graduates through their training and enterprising ventures by awarding Westfield, Cameron Mackintosh and Obie bursaries.

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The Music Industry Trusts Awards have raised very welcome funds for us from these extraordinary events, which have been instrumental in supporting the education and careers of so many talented students.

 

If you would like further information please contact:

Stuart Worden
T 020 8665 8628
E admin@brit.croydon.sch.uk

Alexa Cruickshank
T 020 8665 8621
E acruicks@brit.croydon.sch.uk

Maggie Crowe at the BPI
T 020 7803 1300

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Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.

When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness.

Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people and our vision is a world where the power of music is available to all who need it, but as a charity which receives no government funding we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters and events like the Music Industry Trusts Award which for the past 26 years has been supporting Nordoff Robbins.

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Thanks to the money raised by the The Music Industry Trusts Award we are able to say that in 2016 we increased the people we help by 57%, we expanded our work in partnership settings by 25%, and grew our local authority reach by 36% –a step closer to making our ambitions of reaching more people, in more places a reality.

 

For information about our events, making a gift, or about how you or your company can get involved with Nordoff Robbins:

T 020 7428 9908
E fundraising@nordoff-robbins.org.uk
2 Lissenden Gardens
Highgate
London NW5 1PQ

Nordoff Robbins charity number: 280960
BRIT Trust charity number: 1000413