Help Musicians UK has teamed up with indie night Propaganda on a series of events to raise funds for the charity’s Music Minds Matter mental health service.
They will host 10 events from 19 to 21 July in 10 cities including London, Norwich, Leeds and Edinburgh to celebrate the life of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Club goers will be able to donate by texting HMUK21 £2 (or more) to 70070, or by scanning the QR Code available on all club night posters.
Other opportunities to show support include contributing to collections in each venue, an optional donation of £2 on top of the club night ticket price or via a suggested donation of £2 for inclusion on the guest list for the evening.
It is the start of a long-term partnership with Propaganda, the UK’s biggest indie night brand, with over 20 weekly club nights across the UK, Northern Ireland, Australia and Brazil.
Jules Barraud, operations director for Propaganda, said of the partnership: ‘This is a cause we are extremely passionate about and when presented with the opportunity to celebrate and remember everything Chester Bennington achieved we knew we had to find the right partner to do it with. So, we reached out to Help Musicians UK and are thrilled to be fundraising towards the incredible work they do and their #MusicMindsMatter service.
‘With this initial collaboration, we hope to do much more. Together we hope to raise awareness and support, and above all money, to prevent further tragedies befalling our musicians. It’s time to give back to the people who have given us the soundtrack to our lives.’
Christine Brown, Help Musicians UK’s director of external affairs and head of business development, said: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with Propaganda on what we sincerely hope will be the first of many collaborations to raise awareness and funds that will enable us to continue to support the mental health of our music community through Music Minds Matter.
‘The life and career of Chester Bennington has been emblematic of the mental health challenges faced by those within the music industry. Our Music Minds Matter service has already transformed the lives of many hundreds of people since we launched at the end of 2017 and thanks to partners like Propaganda, we are able to keep the much-needed service going to really make a difference to those that need it most.’
Those needing help and emotional support can call Music Minds Matter, a service providing essential, tailored support, free of charge on 0808 802 8008 24 hours a day, seven days a week or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the full list of Propaganda events, visit helpmusicians.org.uk/news/events