SUpporting the orchestra
friends of the orchestra
Would you like to support the orchestra on a modest scale financially, while also getting to know us better socially and becoming a part of our musical community?
You can support Dorking Philharmonia at no cost to you by paying online via easyfundraising.
First, click the link & select 'Dorking Philharmonia' as your 'cause'.
Then pick a website via the easyfundraising site, buy something and money will be donated! Magic!
Most stores are on there, but also all kinds of companies where customers tend to pay a lot, such as energy suppliers, insurance and travel.
You can also download their handy 'donation reminder' which pops up if you visit an website that supports the scheme.
Would you like to support the orchestra in a more substantial way, via sponsorship or one off donations of money or equipment? Or perhaps you are a local business who could benefit from advertising in our concert programmes?
Contact us at the address below for more information about any of the ideas below... firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sponsor a chair!
You can support any 'chair' (player) in the orchestra. We currently have two sponsored chairs -
2nd oboe (Roger & Andrea Hall)
Deputy leader (Sarah & John Winter)
Place an advert for your business in the programme.
Perhaps as part of a legacy, or the result of local fundraising activites or community actions - these are always welcome, and can be used for a single significant purchase.
An example of a really significant piece of funding which the orchestra has felt the benefit of for years was from the Foyle Foundation (http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/) and the Gatwick Airport Community Trust (https://www.gact.org.uk/). In 2005, they purchased a set of 4 timpani for the orchestra. These are our most commonly used percussion, and to have our own set has been invaluable.