Brilliant local youth charity The Rugby Portobello Trust has it’s third Midsummer Music evening coming up. Internationally renowned concert pianist Melvyn Tan will be performing a very special programme, starting with Weber’s Invitation to the Dance and followed by Ravel’s Valses Nobles et Sentimentales and Miroirs.
Statutory funding for The Rugby Portobello Trust’s (RPT) work falls every year and now 87% of funding for it’s work comes from donations and events. RPT is hoping to raise £40,000 at this year’s Midsummer Music. The RPT has a long history, and having started out in 1884 as Rugby Clubs to support families in Notting Hill, it now also includes The Portobello Trust and Portobello Houseshare that all merged in 2003 to provide integrated support for young people in one of the most deprived areas of London. In 2009 the group grew bigger when it merged with P3 (People, Potential, Possibilities) a charity that has projects in the Midlands and West and East London, offering housing, mental health services, link worker schemes, outreach, education and a large range of youth services. RPT and P3 have agreed that RPT will remain a local charity for local people supported by the local community. All funds raised by RPT support projects in North Kensington from it’s centre in Walmer Road, which is busy all day and at weekends. It works with 1,150 young people on and off site.
Midsummer Music will be at the Kensington Aldridge Academy on Tuesday, 23rd May. The evening will start at 6.30pm with a drinks and canapes reception and we have negotiated special rates with local restaurants for after the performance. Please get in touch after booking your tickets for more details. Tickets can be booked online here … rptmidsummermusic