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Samara Ginsberg Samara Ginsberg | 20:16 UK Time, Friday, 21 August 2009


In the first interval of Prom 48 Samara chats to the musical charity collectors for the Proms collection that happens each year. So far the fundraising is going well, they are ahead of where they were this time last year, with a present total of £41,000. As always they're completely amazed and astounded by the generosity of the audience. Great work!



  • Comment number 1.

    Listening back, it strikes me that despite the strapline on the main Proms page, Samara never actually asked us where the money goes.

    Details of the charities being supported this year can be found on the BBC messageboard, http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio3/F7497567?thread=6710668 or on the official BBC Proms 2009 Facebook group, http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=5223489247&topic=8854 where we've also been posting occasional updates on the total so far this season.

    We'll also soon be on the lookout for music realted charities to benefit from next season's collection. While we've regularly passed money to the Musicians' Benevolent Fund and what's now CLIC Sargent, the other charity or charities we support change each year, and we'd be delighted to receive suggestions. For these charities we tend to support a particular project that the charity is trying to develop.

    Thanks once again to everyone who has donated, and to the Royal Albert Hall (and some of their contractors) and BBC for allowing us to make the collection, and providing facilities to assist us in managing the cash raised.



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