Donations & Legacies

Donate to support the Festival

We are a registered charity relying on ticket sales, donations, and a small amount of grant income, so the generosity of our Festival Friends and Donors is critical to the success of the Festival. This invaluable support gives us the financial stability to plan ahead, expand our work in the community and grow the Festival into the premier musical event in the South West.

Music festivals are joyous events – but expensive.  Typically, eight days of lunchtime and evening music costs around £50,000, which cannot be met by ticket sales alone.

Donations help us to meet our costs, which include performer fees and accommodation expenses, venue and piano hire, cameras and screens, advertising, I.T. and printing costs.  The Festival is largely self-funding and run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers so costs are kept to a minimum.  We welcome any donation, however small!

Like to make a donation?


Or simply donate by text

Text FESTIVAL to 70470 and enter the number in £s that you want to donate.

(UK networks only. Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message.)

Remember BMF in your Will

If you have enjoyed being a part of our Festival over the years, you might like to consider helping us through a legacy or gift. Any bequest, however large or small, will be much appreciated.

Your legacy or gift needs to be specified in your Will, but this can be simply as a Codicil to an existing Will. Take advice from a solicitor, professional Will writer, or a high street bank, as they can advise you on wording and any tax benefits associated with your gift.

There are 3 main ways to leave a gift in your Will:

Residuary legacy – a share of your estate, e.g. one quarter of your residuary estate, either before or after other bequests have been met

Pecuniary legacy – a specific sum, e.g. £100

Gift of a specific object or item – e.g. an instrument or a holding of shares

Your gift will make a big difference.

Like to know more? Just contact us…

[email protected]

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