We are delighted to announce that the Royal Albert Hall has chosen Amber as their first ever annual charity partner.
The Royal Albert Hall launched the new initiative in 2019, which will enable the Hall to support a nominated charity each year. The scheme’s first nominated organisation is The Amber Trust, which was chosen by an all-staff vote.
Amber will be supported by the Hall throughout 2019 via bucket collections at events, providing concert tickets, volunteering time from staff, and fundraising opportunities.
Adam Ockelford, Founder of The Amber Trust, said: “The Amber Trust has grown from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to be brought on board the Hall’s new scheme, which represents a terrific milestone for us. We believe that visual impairment and other disabilities should not prevent children and young people accessing musical opportunities, and can’t wait to collaborate with the Hall in working towards that goal.”
Craig Hassall, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We are delighted to launch this initiative, which will engage the Hall’s staff with a partner charity throughout the year, and we couldn’t be happier for the first beneficiary of the scheme to be The Amber Trust – who share our belief in the transformative power of music.”
The scheme’s launch event at the Hall on 20 May saw leading partners and charity ambassadors come together for a performance from The Amber Trust beneficiaries and patron Derek Paravicini.