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. 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.

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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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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.

 

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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, and we are thrilled to be able to share with you here some detail of our impact, and the way in which we have changed the lives of so many people. In 2015 alone over 4,500 people accessed our services, receiving the high quality music therapy and care that we offer. But, we want to be able to reach even more – our vision is a world where the lifechanging power of music therapy is available to all who need it, and thanks to events like the MITS we are able to take the steps we need in order to achieve that goal. For the last 25 years every penny raised for Nordoff Robbins has directly helped us carry out our mission – to keep changing lives for the better, and for that we can’t thank you enough.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Whelan,
CEO, Nordoff Robbins

 

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
20-21 Spectrum House,
32/34 Gordon House Road,
London NW5 1LP

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