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  • Secret Postcard Sale - a huge success!


    We are delighted to say that our recent Secret Postcard Sale raised £7,600. Thanks to every that helped make it possible - the wonderful artists who completed a postcard and everyone who bought one (or more!)

    The event – like all our work, really – relied heavily on the good will and resourcefulness of a small number of people.  Here’s how it felt on Wednesday afternoon…

    2pm  We’re into the venue:  Alexia (Director), Shannon (Administrator) and Anthony (Shannon’s husband) drag boxes, string, pieces of wood, leaflet,  purchase forms, and the precious postcards themselves in the 1901 Arts Club.  The three of us start gingerly hanging the postcards, only to discover our method doesn’t work… the wooden frames, lean perilously!

    3pm  The first batch of cards is up.  Alexia, bravely ignoring her vertigo to tie string to a high curtain rail, while Shannon and Anthony crawl on the floor preparing the next batches.

    4pm  Never have we been so pleased to see Jane (Projects’ Manager).  Seeing us seriously behind schedule, Jane whips off her boots and joins us piecing together the collection on the floor!

    5pm  Hannah (Projects’ Coordinator) arrives – we all cheer! -  and ably takes on setting up our sales table.  Elsie (Hannah’s housemate) finds herself unwittingly enrolled as part of the team and is soon tiptoeing between the cards on the floor, blue tack in hand.

    6pm  Madeleine (Work Experience) joins us after school and Cleo (Trustee) arrives soon after.  Quickly briefed on their roles for the evening, they too are soon numbering postcards and attaching them to string.  Alexia is still up a ladder.

    6.20pm  A queue is spotted outside the venue; Hannah photographs the frenzy of last minute postcard hanging for Twitter; Charles (pianist) arrives and starts to warm up. We still have 28 postcards to hang!

    6.28pm  Shannon changes speedily into something more glamorous; Anthony puts the finishing touches to the display; Cleo takes up her position at the laptop – ready to update the website throughout the evening; Hannah, Jane and Elsie run to the top floor and leap behind the Sales desk.

    6.30pm  Alexia stuffs the ladder behind the coat rack and, taking a deep breath to restore serenity, opens the door to the waiting guests!  The phone starts to ring…

    If you are able to support our work this Christmas, you can do so by sending a cheque made payable to Music as Therapy International  to our office (The Co-op Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG).  Or you can donate online by visiting and searching for Music as Therapy International.  If you remember, please can you put “In response to your Christmas Letter”, or words to that effect, as a comment alongside your donation

    We’d love our fundraising from the Secret Postcard Sale to reach £10,000.  That’s only a further £2,400.  We just need to find 16 people who are able to make a donation of £150 this Christmas. Could one of them be you?



  • One day to go

    Don't miss your chance to purcahase one of the wondefull miniture masterpeices that have been donated to our Secret Postcard Sale. Either join us at the 1901 Arts Club in London Waterloo or browse online and give us a call tomorrow evening! Click here for all the details. 

  • Cyber Monday

    With news that today is considered "Cyber Monday", with online retailers expecting our shopping with them to peak today and next Monday, perhaps its a good moment to remind you that if you use our website to access Amazon, we receive a small donation for everything you subsequently put in your shopping basket and buy.  Please click here before you shop online.  You'll also see The Giving Machine, which is a website which manages similar donations to us from a wide range of shops, including Marks and Spencer, Boden, John Lewis, Argos...

  • Support our Secret Postcard Sale

     We have a fantastic collection of over 250 postcard-sized works of art which will be going online on Monday ahead of our Secret Postcard Sale on Wednesday 3rd December.  Contributors include established and amateur artists, celebrities and other generous creatives.  If you are interested to know more about some of them, click here.

    Help make this event a success by coming along to the Reception or joining in from a distance. 

    The gorgeous 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo is hosting our Secret Postcard Sale Private View and Reception on Wednesday 3rd December from 6:30-10:30pm.  The full address is 7 Exton Street, Waterloo, SE1 8UE, or click here for directions and a map.

    Do come along, bring friends, and join us for a drink.  (There's no need to RSVP, but to boost our morale, please click here if you think you might try and come along!)

    All the details are attached here.

     Can't make it in person?

    Our Online Gallery will be there for the browsing and you can join the Sale by 'phone:

    1)  Browse the online Gallery - this will be updated throughout the evening to reflect sales of cards, so refresh your browser frequently!

    2)  Make a note of the cards that you want to purchase 

    3)  When the clock strikes 6.30pm on Wednesday 3rd December, call us on 07825 325888.  Thank you in advance for persevering if it is difficult to get through.

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