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Meeting the cost of concerts

Although all our Trustees, and everyone involved long-term with making our concerts happen, are unpaid volunteers, ticket income from our concerts covers only about 60% of the cost.  We look to enthusiastic audience members to bridge the gap: by one-off donations for specific projects, or by an annual subscription as a Patron or a Friend.

Becoming a Patron or a Friend

This is the best way to support our concerts and to ensure our future: click here to access our Patrons and Friends form in PDF format (the file will either open as a new on-screen page or be downloaded to your computer, depending on your own browser settings or preferences).  Patrons and Friends enjoy priority booking for each season and are invited to occasional special events and to each General Meeting, so have a role in the running of Concerts at Cratfield as a charity by approving the accounts, electing Trustees, hearing about future plans and so on.

For more information about Patrons and Friends, contact our Membership Secretary Clare Webb by e-mail at or by phone to 01508 482444 (home) or 07789 430203 (mobile) or by post to Hill House, Low Road, Hedenham, Norfolk NR35 2LH.  If you are already a Patron or Friend and have a query about your annual subscription (which from 2017 runs for a calendar year), similarly please contact Clare.

Gift Aid

Since 6 April 2000, all donations to charity made by a UK taxpayer can be treated as Gift Aid donations, if the donor makes a Gift Aid declaration to the charity.  With this Declaration, we can currently reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate to Concerts at Cratfield.  Your annual subscription, if you are a Patron or Friend, qualifies as a donation, but we can reclaim too on any one-off donations which you make, at the prevailing rate: all you need to do is to complete the Gift Aid declaration on the Members and Friends form.

Other help you can offer

If you’d like to volunteer in any way to help our concerts – eg distributing publicity close to where you live or helping as a steward on concert day – then please contact Marilyn at the Box Office.