Bridges for Music raised £100k at a fundraising Gala Dinner and the funds will go towards helping children in deprived areas gain access to music equipment.
Based in Cape Town, the South African organisation built a world-class recording studio and music school in the middle of a township. This space has already helped empower young creatives from several local underserved communities.
Not only do they get access to the equipment and taught basic music production and DJ skills, but the organisation also runs programs focused on creative entrepreneurship and well-being.
Music is known to be good for mental health and Bridges for Music help provide a welcome distraction from the hardships faced by some of the people who use their facilities. Lots of the people who are invited to use their studio space are from poor backgrounds and very high crime areas.
The organisation’s main focus is education through music and wellness which can also teach skills that help with future employment opportunities, but also because music is a great way to enrich lives and build communities.
Those who attended the Gala Dinner and contributed towards the £100k raised included representatives from brands such as Defected, Pioneer, Beatport, Nandos and IMS. Some of the fundraising items auctioned at the event included South African Art, festival experiences, breathing classes and more.
You can find out more about Bridges for Music HERE.