Music Broth Statement - Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Dear friends, our priority at Music Broth has always been and continues to be the wellbeing of all our members, volunteers, tutors and the wider community. After much consideration and in light of current guidance during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have decided to postpone all Music Broth upcoming events and activities until May 2020. We see this as a necessity in ensuring the health and safety of our members, volunteers, tutors and music learners. We are looking at ways to keep our library accessible which is in accordance with current government guidelines. We also want to support you as best we can, and are mindful of the mental health impacts of social isolation.
As a volunteer run organisation we are, like many other small businesses and social enterprises, worried about our ability to continue through this unprecedented time. We believe we and others are doing the right thing for public safety through cancellation of events and workshops. However, our library overheads like rent and bills have not reduced whilst our income through gigs and events has dramatically. We have always supported individuals and bands through our in house Hardship Fund which has been supplemented by our income through memberships, events, workshops and equipment hire from our library. With no remaining events and workshops, this income has been decimated in the past few weeks and looks set to continue. We are asking you to support us through this difficult time if at all possible by signing up to become a member of our Music Broth library. If you can contribute just £6/month you can pay it forward to help us to keep Music Broth going to continue into the future as a community resource supporting the local music scene and budding musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Alternatively donations of any amount are welcome.
We send our warmest gratitude to everyone for your support so far. You’ve been an amazing community, and together we are sure we can get through this. We will be sure to keep you all updated. We, Jen, Felix and the fabulous Music Broth volunteers will still be working in the background providing support where we can and hopefully some online happy and helpful content during this time.
Thanks for your support, keep well and look after each other.
- Music Broth Team