ABOUT BECOMING A TRAILBLAZER
If you love music and want to align yourself with some of the most exciting up and coming musicians working in London right now, then we’ve got you covered! If you want to support us in our work tackling inequality in the arts, particularly for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, then look no further.
By becoming an Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazer you will help to ensure that young people with fewer opportunities get the chance to enjoy all the benefits and magic the arts can bring.
Through your regular donation you will also champion some of the best and brightest up and coming musicians around, helping them forge a sustainable career as a full-time artist, which includes supporting them in becoming workshop leaders for the next generation.
This is your chance to be part of a close-knit creative community of inspiring supporters, young people and artists. You will meet some incredible people, be acknowledged on our website, and receive regular personal emails and updates from us. These will include invites and exclusive offers to some exciting and special gigs and events.
How do I get involved?
It's easy! For a suggested donation of £10 per month you can become an exclusive member of the Abram Wilson Foundation. However, all monthly amounts are welcome, big or small.
Just sign up by clicking on the Donate button below, 'et voilà!', you are an official Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazer.
Become part of our family of Trailblazers today and join us on our journey towards greatness.
WHO ARE TRAILBLAZERS?
They are people who give to the Abram Wilson Foundation on a monthly basis (we suggest £10 or more as a starting point) or a one off annual donation of £100+.
WHAT ARE TRAILBLAZER TREATS?
They’re our way of saying thank you for supporting the Abram Wilson Foundation and include:
A bi-monthly newsletter
Free or discounted tickets to gigs, guest list for exclusive events, and other special offers
A mention on our website below
WHAT IF I DONATE LESS THAN £100 AS AN ANNUAL GIFT?
You’re still a Trailblazer and will receive a monthly newsletter, you just won’t receive Trailblazer Treats
WHAT WILL MY DONATION PAY FOR?
We’re glad you asked! Here are some examples below:
£10 will pay for a roll of flip chart paper, which although doesn’t sound sexy is essential for our Achieve Your Greatness workshops with disadvantaged young people, ensuring we record everyone’s awesome ideas!
£20 covers the travel and food expenses of one workshop leader delivering at a London based school for a day
£30 will pay for our annual printing and paper budget. We like trees so we try and keep everything paperless as much as possible
£40 will cover the cost of felt-tip pens for workshops with 100 disadvantaged young people, ensuring they get to express themselves in all the ways and with all the colours
£60 will pay for 100 second class stamps so that we can provide stamped addressed envelopes to parents, encouraging them to send in their feedback at the end of one of our projects
£60 will also pay for an all important Disclosure Barring Service check for one of our workshop leaders, ensuring we adhere to ours and our partnering schools' child protection policies
£80 will pay for healthy snacks for 30 disadvantaged young people when delivering a full workshop programme, ensuring that they’re not just running on sugar!
£100 will pay for a day’s planning session with one of our workshop leaders
£150 will pay for a mentoring session as part of our training programme for our workshop leaders
£150 will pay for our social media communications for a month, making sure we keep you informed of what’s happening at AWF HQ via as many channels as possible!
£200 will pay for a 1 hour workshop delivered by 2 workshop leaders for 30 disadvantaged young people.
£250 will cover the cost of hiring a space for a planning and training day for our school workshops, because preparation is key!
£300 will cover the travel costs for delivering our workshop programme at a deprived school in Birmingham, accessing up to 1,500 disadvantaged young people #NOTJUSTLONDON
£400 will pay for a teacher to participate in our workshops as a Continuous Professional Development opportunity, helping to create a legacy for the programme after it’s ended
£500 will pay for a school performance introducing up to 1,500 disadvantaged young people to jazz and its history
£600 will pay for a monitoring and evaluation specialist to work with us for a month ensuring we are able to back up our claims about the brilliance of our work with evidence #REALNEWS
£700 will pay for a mentor to help develop the education skills of one of our workshop leaders, ensuring they can give back to the next generation
£800 will pay for half a day of workshops delivered by 2 workshop leaders for 30 young disadvantaged students.
£1,000 will pay for a showcase opportunity for an up and coming musician and their band
£1,000 will pay for a full day of assemblies and workshops at one school reaching up to 1,500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
£1,500 will pay for the training budget of our workshop programme ensuring that we keep building our cohort of high quality, inspiring workshop leaders
£2,000 will pay for the delivery of a full workshop programme at one school reaching up to 1,500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
£2,000 the cost of filming and photography for our workshop programme across an academic year, ensuring we can share all the best moments with as wide an audience as possible!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR TRAILBLAZERS
-Allen Austin Bishop
-Amelia Grandidier Carter
-Anna Harford Short
-Annette & Joe Hobbs
-Bestman & Valentina Efejuku
-Claudia Kuss-Tenzer & the Mary Ward Singers (through the generous donations of audience members who attended their 2017 summer concert)
-Keren Sutherland & Keith Williams: In memory of my beloved and awesome Mother Margaret Sutherland, who died at 92, but forever kept her inner child and loved and embraced life in every possible way.
-Lily Lapenna Huda
-Marina Mansilla Hermann
-Vittorio Nuti & Frankie Dennis