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Closed 28/11/2020

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£11,498
raised of £15,000 target by 50 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,498 to help to buy a new grand piano for use in Howdenshire Music Project's free lunchtime concerts and to become a resource for our community.

    Howden, East Yorkshire
    Funded on Saturday, 28th November 2020

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    The Howdenshire Music Project is a non-profit voluntary community group which organises a series of free lunchtime concerts in Howden Minster. We are passionate about making music accessible to everyone in our community - especially schools, young people and people who are retired.

    Our current piano, which has been loaned to the project and is used in nearly every concert, is over 100 years old! Sadly its condition is deteriorating rapidly. We've been advised by our piano technician that our best option is to purchase a new high quality instrument which will serve the local community for decades to come. A new grand piano, based in Howden Minster, will be a vital community resource - we envision that it will be regularly used by many community groups, musicians, school groups and young people, as well as securing the future of the lunchtime concert series and allowing other exciting musical events to take place. Currently there is no such instrument in a community venue anywhere within 20 miles of Howden.

    Previous lunchtime concerts have featured outstanding musicians from all over the UK and the concert series has a loyal audience who look forward to each new performance. Not only does music have the power to enrich and transform people's lives - concerts also bring us all together for a wonderful shared experience. For people who may be feeling isolated, they can be a social lifeline. Many new friendships have been made over a cup of coffee and a chat at one of our events, and we would love for this to be able to continue.

    The Howdenshire Music Project depends on audience support and donations for its work to keep going. Unless we can raise the funds to purchase a new piano, unfortunately our concerts and work to make music accessible for everyone in the community will not be able to continue in the future.

    Please donate to this appeal and secure the future of free concerts and access to music for the community of Howden and the surrounding area.

    Thank you for reading.

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    If you would prefer to donate via cheque, please send a cheque payable to 'Howdenshire Music Project' to 15 Kensington Gardens, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7JN.

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    Visit our website to find out more about the free lunchtime concert series at Howden Minster, including details of upcoming online performances!

    And keep up to date with all the latest information and concerts by following the Howdenshire Music Project on Facebook and on YouTube.

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    • Howdenshire Music Project8 months ago
      Howdenshire Music Project

      Howdenshire Music Project

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We would just like to thank each and every person who has donated to the Howdenshire Piano Appeal over the last four months, both by name and anonymously. The response has taken our breath away and we are so incredibly grateful for your support! Thanks to you, a wonderful FEURICH 218 grand piano will be staying in Howden Minster permanently. Our community will be able to enjoy and use this piano for years to come, and our free lunchtime concert series will be able to continue with the piano at its heart. Thank you all so much again!

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    • Howdenshire Music Project8 months ago
      Howdenshire Music Project

      Howdenshire Music Project

      8 months ago

      We are thrilled to announce that the Howdenshire Piano Appeal has reached its target! We've been overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity and support. Thanks to you, the FEURICH grand piano which has featured in this year's concerts will be staying put and the people of Howden and the surrounding area will be able to enjoy this wonderful community instrument for years to come. We would like to thank every one of you who has donated to the piano appeal. And we can't wait for you to see and hear the piano in person in our concerts next year!

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    • Howdenshire Music Project10 months ago
      Howdenshire Music Project

      Howdenshire Music Project

      10 months ago

      A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the Howdenshire Piano Appeal so far. We are so grateful for your continuing support and help towards raising the money for a new community piano. The Piano Fund currently stands at £3,500 (a mixture of JustGiving and direct donations)... so we are just over 20% of the way to our £15,000 target!

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    50

    • M Ian P

      M Ian P

      Nov 25, 2020

      Good luck with your appeal and looking forward to hearing the piano played in concerts when we can attend them. I do enjoy hearing it on YouTube as well though!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 23, 2020

    • Jackie Guthrie

      Jackie Guthrie

      Nov 22, 2020

      £40.00

    • Katherine Hart

      Katherine Hart

      Nov 22, 2020

      £30.00

    • Richard Walthew

      Richard Walthew

      Nov 20, 2020

      A lovely recital by Chris Hill and Amy Butler sent by link to me from Andrea Charles whom I've known through Music since she was very young.One of the pieces "Idyll" was composed by my Grandfather

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 19, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 18, 2020

      Good luck..

      £10.00

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    Howdenshire Music Project

    Howdenshire Music Project

    Howden, East Yorkshire

    The Howdenshire Music Project is a non-profit voluntary community group which organises a series of free lunchtime concerts in Howden Minster. We are passionate about making music accessible to everyone in our community.

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