Music House is truly grateful and full of thanks and love for Avanade who have chosen us as one of their local charities because our  core values and ambitions sit well with theirs. A match made in heaven!

On the weekend of 18 – 19 May, volunteers from Avanade turned up with paint brushes in hand, ready to get down to some serious business of painting. Together with Music House staff, they quickly got to work to paint the two biggest rooms in our building: Fantasia and Rhythm. It’s also worth mentioning that this weekend was really hot and all the volunteers sacrificed time in the sunshine to help us with this mammoth job.

Vinny Leach of Avanadev said:

“By challenging the status quo on who has access to creative opportunities, having a vision and consciously building an inclusive approach to their programs, the charity’s support for economically and socially disadvantaged groups, including those with physical or learning disabilities,  and the socially excluded, it is creating a culturally rich community. The mindset that Music House demonstrate with their openness and encouraging different perspectives and embracing differences and change fits perfectly with Avanade’s principle around Creating the Future.

“In addition, Music House goals of nurturing young talent, providing opportunities for individuals and groups to thrive in their musical pursuits while ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder access, fosters inspiration to be better and do better as a society. This resonates with Avanade’s own culture to empower voices, create a diversity of thought and inclusion into the workplace.”

We are also immensely overwhelmed to be presented with a cheque from Vinny for £2000 (pictured in the image above with Christella). This money is really going to help provide providing free opportunities for young disadvantaged people to be included in musical activities and creative projects.

@Avanade  @AvanadeUKI
#AvanadeCitizenship #AvanadeDoWhatMatters #We change things for the better. #We believe everyone counts. #We innovate with passion and purpose. #We deliver with excellence. #We act with integrity and respect

Below our a few photos from our painting weekend where we shared conversation, laughter, fun and food.