Today we had the pleasure of attending the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Award luncheon with our client and good friends at Global Merchandising Services.
The event was held at the London Hilton hotel and was a star studded do for a great charity. The day proved a huge success with the event raising over a whopping £465,000, which is fantastic and as a result will deliver 18,600 music therapy sessions to people who really need it.
It was great to see our client Labrinth at the event and we caught up with him to congratulate him on winning the American Express Innovation Award. Labrinth says: “It’s amazing to be awarded the American Express Innovation Award. Especially when my pal Emeli Sandé won it the year before. I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration for my music and it’s great to be recognised by Nordoff Robbins. Music is my life, so to see how it can help so many people through music therapy is really cool.” He also told us how pleased he was with the great work we did on his tour merchandise especially the Space Invaders T-Shirt we designed for him.
We were also thrilled to hear that our client One Direction were the winners of this years Best Live Act Award. Unfortunately the boys couldn’t be there in person to collect their award, but they are slightly busy at the moment on a world tour. They did record an acceptance speech. Harry Styles from One Direction says: “Thanks to everyone who voted for us to win the Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act 2013. We are over the moon. Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on another amazing Silver Clef Awards. What an incredible charity, helping people with music therapy.”
Also in the room was Ortisé from JLS and Peter Andre both of whom we have had the pleasure of working with. They had the honour of presenting an award each.
The highlight of the event for us was when a mother of a boy who has been going through music therapy after being knock over by a taxi and suffered severe head injuries that left him in a coma for 6 months, half way through her brave speech had the pleasure of introducing him to the stage. His name is Ed and he is a true inspiration. It was a joy to hear first hand how the work Nordoff Robbins do makes such a difference to his recovery and life. They showed a clip on the screens of Ed playing a Coldplay tune on the piano, Which was amazing and to top it off Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland from Coldplay joined him on the stage to a standing ovation from the whole room.
Thanks for an amazing day Nordoff Robbins, keep up the good work.
To find out more about this amazing charity go to http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk