Nordoff and Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards returns for 202429 November 2023 - Press release
- Early bird champagne and split payment offers available now
Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, has announced that the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards will return to the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on Friday 5 July, 2024.
The O2 Silver Clef Awards is Nordoff and Robbins’ largest annual fundraising event and raises vital funds to help people to break through with music. Since 1976, the awards have raised over £12 million for the charity.
An early bird offer for the 2024 awards is currently in place, where any table booked and paid for by 30 January 2024 will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. Split payments are also available, where the first 50% payment should be made on or before 30 January 2024 and the final payment should be made on or before 30 May 2024.
This year’s ceremony, which raised £612,000 for Nordoff and Robbins, saw Stormzy taking home the coveted O2 Silver Clef Award. Previous legendary winners of the award include David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Dame Shirley Bassey, Kylie Minogue, The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Coldplay, with winners for the 2024 awards to be announced soon.
With a unique approach shaped by more than 60 years of practice, Nordoff and Robbins' trained music therapists use the power of music to break through the barriers caused by life-limiting illness, disability and social isolation, creating space for people to express themselves and find connection in society.
The charity reaches thousands of vulnerable people through their bases across the UK, and by working in partnership with organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. Its work can be transformative, from an adult with dementia reconnecting with family, to a child with autism finding their voice.
Emma Banks, Chair of the O2 Silver Clef Awards Committee, said: “We’re looking forward to being back at the Grosvenor next July once again for the O2 Silver Clef Awards. It’s always a highlight in the music industry calendar, where peers can come together to celebrate some of the biggest and brightest talent from across the world of music, whilst raising vital funds for Nordoff and Robbins. This year’s event raised over £600,000 for the charity so they can continue to do their amazing work, and we hope to raise even more in 2024 with your help.”
Sandra Schembri, CEO of Nordoff and Robbins, said: “We’ve all felt music’s potency, how it unlocks feelings and memories and brings us together. It can help us all to connect and communicate where words fail. Money raised through events like the annual O2 Silver Clef Awards helps us massively in meeting the demand for our music therapy services, which are currently the highest they’ve ever been nationwide. The generosity of our friends across the music industry knows no bounds, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Grosvenor in 2024 to pay tribute to some incredible artists and raise money in the name of music therapy.”
To find out more and register your interest, visit nordoff-robbins.org.uk/events/o2-silver-clefs-lunch/ or email email@example.com.