RONNIE SCOTT’S MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMNESTY (VOL. II)
After our incredibly successful inaugural amnesty in July 2015, in October we held the second instrument amnesty to collect unused music instruments for subsequent donation to school aged children in the UK and overseas. The amnesty was a huge success with over 200 instruments collected, the majority in wonderful condition. These partners distributed our instruments to children whose access to music education has been compromised due to their social situation and/or geographical location. Donors have been given a tracking number so they can find out exactly where their instruments finally ended.
This amnesty was in association with: Music Fund EU, Tomorrow’s Warriors, The National Youth Jazz Collective, Kinetika Bloco, World Heart Beat Music Academy, In Place Of War, STAX Southwark, York Music Service, Blossom House School & Play For Progress.
When is the next one? 2019 (date to be confirmed)
“Thank you so much for your email with the photos of the two trombones that you bought with my donation. I have never had such a wonderful response from a charity and I am so, so happy to see that every penny has gone to the intended recipients.”Elizabeth Z.
Many thanks to Norah Jones for her kind endorsement this year!
Check out the incredible journey of a Godin guitar donated during our inaugural amnesty:
RONNIE SCOTT’S INSTRUMENT AMNESTY 2015
On Saturday 11th of July 2015, we held our first Music Instrument Amnesty to collect unused music instruments for subsequent donation to school aged children in the UK and overseas. The amnesty was a huge success with over 150 instruments collected including donations from Pop star Sam Smith and British Indian musician, producer and composer Nittin Sawhney. The amnesty was organized in association with Sistema England and Music Fund. See here: RS AMNESTY VOL. I
WE SUPPORT: TAKE IT AWAY
Take it away aims to encourage more people to get involved in music by providing interest free loans to individuals for the purchase of musical instruments, equipment and software. Since 2007, they have helped over 90,000 people access musical instruments.
The scheme is publicly funded and operated by Creative United in partnership with a network of 130 member retailers across England and Northern Ireland.
Search their shops by location or instrument type, and you could take it away today.