Dear Music Lovers,
We have formed “Friends of Ashdown Music” to support Reinoud Ford and the Ashdown Music Festival in providing first class music in and around Forest Row.
Reinoud has used his entrepreneurial flair already to deliver exceptional Festivals in 2012, 2013 and recently in 2014, with the promise of another one in 2015. But, he cannot do everything by himself. We believe the support of the Friends will do three things:
(1) enable ticket prices to be held at reasonable levels, widening access; (2) enable performers to be paid the appropriate rate for their work; and (3) enable larger groups to perform.
Friends are asked to pay £50 per annum. Initially this is by standing order, but in the future we plan to transition to direct debit. We will be applying for an HMRC number (and ultimately for registration with the Charity Commission if our income passes the £5,000 threshold). Already supporters can reclaim higher or highest rate tax on their contributions, and we will reclaim basic rate tax. If you would like to contribute more please ask us for a form.
Friends will have an opportunity for advance booking. In 2014 Friends enjoyed a free exceptional summer concert with summer tea time treats. We look forward to offering more special benefits such as special concerts or events in the future.
If you would like to become a Friend of Ashdown Music Festival please click here to send an email: Become an AMF Friend
With best regards
Rachel Murray-Brown Helen Scott