SHROPSHIRE MUSIC TRUST WOULD
LIKE TO THANK
David & Tricia Harris
Trevor & Sandie Johnson
Scott & Newman Ltd
Mrs Daphne Capps
Terry & Nicky Lipscombe
Andrew & Jenny Petch
Martin & Margaret Thorpe
Drs David & Margaret Williams
Dr Ken & Mrs Lyn Addison
Dr & Mrs Michael Arthur
Andrew & Annie Bannerman
Gail Richards & Dic Bickerton
Mr & Mrs R E Bream
Nicholas & Judy Cunningham
Linda & William Edmondson
Professor & Mrs Tony Elliot
Mrs Christine Green
Mrs Ann Holt
Mr & Mrs R Hughes
Harvey & Blanche James
Mrs Lois Jones
Sir David & Lady Lees
Martin & Margaret Locke
Julian & Jane Povey
Dr Alan Shrank
Sally G Stote
Brigadier Nigel Sturt
Geoff & Lorna Taylor
Roger & Jan Thornhill
Martin & Janet Thouless
Dr Louise Warburton
David & Verena Waterhouse
Celia & Iain Wright
Join the newly re-launched Supporters Scheme
incorporating both Friends and Patrons
BE A SUPPORTER
The rich diversity of Shropshire Music Trust's work would simply not be possible without the generous help of individuals such as our Supporters - Your support is vital in helping us achieve our charitable mission to share great music with as many people as possible.
As you'll already know, with our funding from local authorities and other bodies drastically cut and still reducing, we need your help more than ever to help maintain the high quality of concerts and to engage thousands of people each year both in the main Season and in Outreach projects for the young, elderly and disadvantaged.
You may not realize that our annual box office income cannot cover the full cost and on its own accounts for only about 50% of the money needed each year to sustain our programme of work. We therefore require additional funds to deliver this and keep great music in Shropshire flowing.
Please help us if you can by joining or renewing your support:
We would like to thank you by offering the following benefits:
• early details of all events
• priority for your bookings
• the SMT e-Newsletter
• occasional ticket offers
• invitations to special events and open rehearsals
• your name in concert programmes and on our website (optional)
• opportunities to meet the artists (numbers may restrict to upper patrons levels)
• and a chance to help in running the Season (for those that so wish)
Legacies are an easy, straightfoward and cost effective way to support us:
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss, and do click on image for more info
If you value music in your life and would like SMT to continue we encourage you to consider the Legacy Scheme
With the reduction in other sources of funding it needs to become a bigger part of our fund-raising plan to ensure the Trust continues for future generations
You can give either generally or with a specific wish -eg for the encouragement of young people
It is easier than you think to plan to do this, and is a particularly cost effective way of giving to charity if you are liable to Inheritance Tax which will be reduced by a minimum of 40% of the value of any bequest. Legacies from those under the IHT threshold are equally welcome.
See the LEGACY SCHEME page HERE for further details and simply explained Examples
To support us, you can:
1. Donate online through our Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). You can choose between a one-off donation or a regular donation by Direct Debit.
2. Return this Donation Form to Shropshire Music Trust,
FREEPOST 169, Shrewsbury SY5 6BR
Please Gift Aid your donation if you can: it enables us to claim an additional 25p per £1 you donate.
It is great to know that so many of you share our belief in the power of music to enrich our lives and the lives of those around us. Thank you for all the support you give.
BE A SUPPORTER -Thank You!
A large number of donors who would like to remain anonymous, and...
Be a Friend - from £15 single per year, £30 joint/family* or just £3 per month
Be a Patron - from £75, or £7 per month
Be an Associate - from £200, or £17 per month
Be a Benefactor - from £400, or £34 per month
Be a Philanthropist - for donations of £1000 or above
(*up to 2 adults plus children aged 18 & under)