PPL PRS help to raise much needed funds for Leicester charity Soft Touch Arts
Leicester-based, music licensing company, PPL PRS Ltd today presented local charity Soft Touch Arts with a cheque for £2786.52.
The firm, who issue TheMusicLicence to businesses and organisations who play or perform music in public, are celebrating their second anniversary of trading this week, and employees have raised the money through various events such as ‘dress up as a pop star’ day, raffles, bake-off competitions, Christmas jumper day, and ‘wear a band t-shirt to work’ day.
The work we do here at PPL PRS is to support music artists and the work they create, so the effort that Soft Touch Arts has put in with these young people is very close to our hearts.
Newly appointed Managing Director Andrea Gray said:
‘Through the generosity of our colleagues, we have been able to raise over £2700 for this fantastic charity which uses the arts to help young people here in the city where we are based. The work we do here at PPL PRS is to support music artists and the work they create, so the effort that Soft Touch Arts has put in with these young people is very close to our hearts.’
Joe Crofton, Co-Director at Soft Touch Arts took receipt of the cheque and commented:
‘Soft Touch Arts are thrilled that PPL PRS have supported us over the past 2 years and the team effort in raising money through their charitable contributions such as baking competitions, outfit days and socials. Soft Touch support young people to access the arts and music to enhance wellbeing, bring opportunities and create communities for young people who have less opportunity or additional needs. The money raised will go towards sustaining this work and bringing more opportunity to the young people that need extra support.’
Staff from PPL PRS went along to Soft Touch’s centre on New Walk to present the cheque and meet some of the young people who will benefit from the fundraising. These include pupils from Netherhall School, Birkett House School, Dorothy Goodman School and Ashfield Academy, who are working on a project called Techgether. This is a music project involving music technology, production, live music and singing, a partnership project between Soft Touch Arts and Leicestershire Music Service involving young people from schools who specialise in working with young people with additional needs.