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Along with our other saxophone site Taming TheSaxophone, this is a non profit making organisation. All profits from sales, account subscriptions, listing fees is donated. Advertising revenue goes towards running costs.
We have raised over £90,000 in the last 10 years, for which I’d like to heartily thank everyone who has donated or bought something from the store.
We have continued helping both Soco and Springwell. We donated £3000 and some equipment (including mixing desk and iMac). Our £5000 donation to Springwell will fund more equipment as well as collaboration with Doug Briggs (see below). We also donated to St.Annes Hospice, where colleague and CafeSaxophone Organiser Jeanette works.
The donation to Soco has funded Tales of the Young Persons Orchestra
This year we have been supporting StayUpLate (Gig Buddies)and Springwell School. Gig Buddies is an organisation involved with organising volunteers to take disabled people out to events that they would otherwise not be able to see.
This year we also seem to be branching out into conservation by donating towards a local hedgehog rescue centre.
We raised over £10000 for Langside School, Poole, Dorset in order to buy a Soundbeam 5 Complete Kit as well as paying for staff training and workshops.
I visited Langside and met with Chris Maund. Most of the pupils need one to one attention, the staff are totally dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic.but sorely in need of funds. The staff are even having to bring in their own musical instruments to help with classes.
2014-2015: Victoria School and Childrens’ Home
We raised £10000 to buy an Omivista Projection System to help with special needs music education at Victoria School, Poole.
2013-2014: Heaton School
We teamed up with Doug Briggs. With Doug’s expertise in the area of assistive music technology we can effectively channel the proceeds of sales so we know it goes where it can do the most good. Currently we have been funding a music programme at Heaton School for children with severe learning disabilities. We are buying musical instruments, assistive music technology such as the Apollo system as well as funding a performance in 2014.
For full details of past projects and donations see Fundraising at Taming The Saxophone
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|April 2008||Band on the Wall||£2500|
|January 2009||Sax on the Web "Saxothon"||£211|
|March 2009||Band on the Wall||£2000|
|September 2009||Band on the Wall||£3000|
|December 2009||PRS benevolent fund||£500|
|December 2009||Sax on the Web "Saxothon"||£400|
|January 2010||Red Cross Haiti Appeal||£500|
|June 2010||Band on the Wall||£4000|
|August 2010||Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal||£1000|
|February 2011||Band On The Wall||£6000|
|March 2011||Red Cross||£620|
|June 2011||Cancer Research||£20|
|December 2011||Band on the Wall||£10000|
|March 2012||Gorton Education Village||£6000|
|Sept 2012||Rose Road||£50|
|March 20134||Heaton School||£1095.60|
|Jan 2014||Heaton School||£2280|
|May 2014||Heaton School||£6000|
|March 2015||Red Cross Nepal appeal||£500|
|July 2015||Victoria School||£10000|
|Sept 2016||Langside School, Poole||£5339.10|
|Feb 2017||Springwell School, Southampton||£2000|
|April 2017||StayUpLate (Gig Buddies)||£5000|
|March 2018||Springwell School||£5000|
|March 2018||St. Annes Hospice||£1000|