The Amber Trust

Providing musical opportunities for blind and partially sighted children, and children with more complex needs, via its Music Awards and Music Services.

We are monitoring the current situation very carefully. Please do check the latest advice from the NHS for your own health and welfare and follow standard good hygiene practice.

Advice for parents, music teachers and practitioners regarding Amber music awards and services, in the light of the latest government recommendations:

Music lessons/sessions held in the family home

If lessons/sessions need to be postponed then awards will be deferred.

Music lessons/sessions in schools

If the school you are working in is closed, lessons and sessions will be postponed and awards deferred.

Music Makers sessions in schools

If the school you are working in is closed, sessions will be postponed until the school reopens to external visitors.

If you are an Amber music teacher/practitioner and thinking about working remotely with students/families, please do get in touch.

For queries about Music Awards, please contact Elissa Turay on

For queries about Little Amber or AmberPlus, contact Hannah Marsden on or respectively.

Fundraising Events

Best of Brass

Saturday April 25, 2020

- Postponed

Putney Methodist Church, SW15 6SN


A fundraising concert by Putney & Wimbledon Brass Band for The Amber Trust. Tickets available on the door or online – see our social media or website for details on how to buy.

The Amber Trust’s 25th Anniversary Concert

Sunday May 3, 2020

- Postponed

The Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Barnes, SW13 9JT


Tickets £20, Concessions £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink following the concert. Derek Paravicini, Plus Jimmy Alderson, Lily Barrett, Francis Cole, Catherine Howells, Lucy Illingworth, Lilly Kurata, Ethan Loch, Mika Mai, Eleanor Stollery, Ashleigh Turley and…

Chris Lovell – Walking part of Offa’s Dyke

Monday May 11, 2020

- Postponed

Hay on Wye to Chepstow


To celebrate my achieving threescore years and ten I intend to walk the bottom end of Offa’s Dyke, from Hay on Wye to Chepstow, from 7th. to 11th. May. I know, compared with kayaking up the Zambesi or rowing across…

Derek Paravicini & Amber beneficiaries

Saturday May 16, 2020

- Postponed

66 Dartmouth Road, London, NW2 4HA


Maggie and Peter Chambers are delighted to host a concert in aid of The Amber Trust. Tickets £20 inc. refreshments, children age 7-12 free.Contact 07957 110562

Derek Paravicini & Poppy McGhee

Saturday May 30, 2020

- Postponed

Draycott Village Hall, Latches Lane, Draycott, Cheddar, BS27 3UE


Concert in aid of The Amber Trust.Plus Ashleigh Turley, The Somernotes and more. Tickets £12, Students £5, Children 10 and under free.Email: 01934 743834


Our Ardvreck charity of the year for 2019 – 2020 has been chosen as The Amber Trust. As always the staff have banded together to take part in a massive challenge. This year we will all be putting ourselves into…

Recent News

The Amber Trust appoints Annabel Martin as CEO

The Amber Trust appoints Annabel Martin as CEO

The Amber Trust is delighted to announce that Anni Martin has been appointed as Amber’s first CEO from 1 November 2019. Over the last five years, Amber’s income has increased threefold and it now provides musical opportunities directly to more…

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