Since the Covid problems we now run our concerts with free access and a retiring collection instead of tickets. This makes our concerts accessible to everyone, and we have the additonal benefit that we are able to collect Gift Aid on most of the retiring collection.
Overall our concerts cost more than we collect in donations at the concerts and so we depend on Friends and Sponsors to make up the difference and enable us to put on some more expensive concerts such as the ones at the Farnham Chamber Music Festival. We need to raise around £4,000 pa in this way.
Please consider supporting us by becoming a Friend or Sponsor. We offer the following benefits:
- Friend – £15/year single or £25/year for a couple: There is no specific benefit but when occasionally we run special private concerts where the number attending is limited because of space we will try to invite Friends.
- Gold Sponsor – £200/year single or £300/year for a couple: Your name on our website, a reserved seat on request at all concerts in your preferred location, and invitations to special private events such as Receptions and private concerts.
- Platinum sponsor – £1000/year single or couple: Same benefits as Sponsor plus the opportunity to request a specific programme or performer for a concert where the performer fees do not exceed £1,500 subject to agreement with the trustees.
The schemes run for the calendar year and any payments received from September onwards apply for the autumn and the following year.
To become a Friend or Sponsor please either:
A: Pay via PayPal using one of the following links
Become a Platinum Sponsor: £1000/year single or couple
B: Make a payment by transfer or standing order to “Tilford Bach Society (CIO)” Account: 00030776 Sort Code: 40-52-40
C: Send a cheque payable to “Tilford Bach Society (CIO)” to TBS Secretary, 1 Adams Drive, FLEET, GU51 3DZ
We can claim Gift Aid on these sums and this increased the benefit to TBS by 25%. So if you have not already done so please make a Gift Aid Declaration. Ths can be done quickly and easily by an on-line form, an email or by printing and posting a form. Details HERE
There is no rigid separation between donations made at concerts and payments to become a sponsor. If you make a donation of £200 or more at a concert or consistently make donations well above the recommended amount so that the extra would add up to more than £200 over a year, we will add you to the list of Gold Sponsors. Please do not hesitate to ask if you think that we have failed to do this.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT