Electric Umbrella thanks Airmic community

Last year’s chairman’s charity, Electric Umbrella, has thanked Airmic and everyone who donated to the charity for what it described as “overwhelming” support.

In a letter of thanks to the association, the charity – which uses music to change perceptions and enrich the lives of adults with learning disabilities – said the approximate £8000 raised “has been an absolute game changer”.

The money has subsidised a whole season of weekly music sessions for 60 adults with learning disabilities, and financed its annual club night attended by over 400 people celebrating learning disabilities and showcasing achievements.

Its founders, Tom Billington and Mel Boda said:

“The money Airmic have raised and donated has absolutely spring boarded what we love doing into a sustainable and growing charity that will be able to empower and enrich the lives of many more people with learning disabilities for years to come. Thank you!

“Please extend our sincere thanks to all your colleagues and businesses that have supported Airmic to make the joy of Electric Umbrella possible.”

Last year’s Airmic chairman, Patrick Smith, who nominated the charity, said he was delighted to be able to support such an important charity: “I was hoping that the generosity of the Airmic community would have a positive impact and would enrich the lives of those less fortunate. I am absolutely thrilled that the support has had a truly transformational effect."