Archive for July, 2011

The Cost of Giving it All

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I really love to create opportunities for music fans to reach out and help others. Memories in Music has raised thousands of pounds since its first charity event at Knebworth House (visit our past events section to view photos from the events). Together with music fans, we’ve put smiles on the faces of children in need in Brazil, and helped those struggling with cancer here in the UK. It’s a very good feeling to help other people through your love of music, as those who have helped know!

Our new event is benefiting the Outside Edge Theatre Company, who work with people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. As entertainment for the public, we’ve got music by Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention and Vo Fletcher, a drama by the theatre company, a raffle and a music display. All great stuff, and we hope the evening will help the company to continue their work.

Events like these cost money to stage. You can’t get away from it. I’d like to give ALL the money we raise on the night to The Outside Edge. That means I have to find sponsors so that all the ticket and raffle money can go straight to the theatre company to continue their charity work. That’s a big goal. Can you help me achieve it?

Here are some of the costs with which I hope music fans will help:

Stage hire/set-up: £30, $49
Chair hire/set-up: .40p, .65 cents per chair (we need £60, $90 for all the chairs)
*Green room for the performers: £22, $36 *The Green room has now been sponsored.*
Ticket printing: £12.50, $20 per run (we need two runs)
Performing Rights Society license for live music: £35, $57
Venue hire: £60 per hour, $98 per hour. Some hours have already been sponsored, we need 3 more.

100% sponsorship can be done, but it costs someone to give it all. There’s a great expression: Many hands make light work. This applies to our event. The more fans we get to give, the lighter the burden will be on the money for the event. Let’s do it! Even purchasing one chair will help us towards our goal.

Thanks music fans!
Annie x

Pennies from Heaven

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

.20 cents a month - give $1 or £1 and make a difference!

.20 cents a month - give $1 or £1 and make a difference!


For the next five months, can you save just .20 cents a month, roughly one penny per day? If you can, and you are a fan of Led Zeppelin, we are asking you to do just that because five months from July 10th, Memories in Music will be making a donation from Led Zeppelin fans to Guide Dogs for the Blind to help give light to someone in darkness. We’d like to say thanks to the band for their amazing concert on that day that raised so much for charity and brought so much happiness to their fans with a tribute of our own. The money we raise will go to Guide Dogs for The Blind as a gift in honour of the band.

One penny a day is not a lot, but they will truly be pennies from heaven for someone who desperately needs a guide dog. It costs £40,000 to train and maintain a guide dog puppy for life, and we can be part of helping with that cost. Can you spare it? Are you willing? Pennies are powerful with a lot of music fans giving them! You won’t miss it. Go on, do something wonderful with your passion for Led Zeppelin’s music and make a real difference to one person in need.

Visit memoriesinmusic.com/dec10fund.html to donate your pennies.

Annie x