Music has always been a major part of what we do. Our old-school music ethos reflects our vibe, fuels our people and powers the good times in all of our restaurants. And as our business has grown, giving back to local communities and helping out where we can has remained one of our top priorities. No surprise then, that when it came time to decide on our charity partner for 2018, Youth Music was an obvious choice.
Charity partner of choice for this year’s NME Awards, Youth Music is a national charity investing in life-changing music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. They believe that everyone should have the chance to make music, and those facing difficulties - including poverty, disability, mental health issues, behavioural issues, rural isolation, youth justice and living in care, to name a few - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making. They invest in approximately 350 projects across the country every year, giving around 75,000 vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to make music regularly in their local community. Projects supported by Youth Music help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too. Ultimately, they offer meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.
OUR DAILY CONTRIBUTION
To help support Youth Music's empowering initiatives, we will be dontating 10p from every Chicken & Waffles dish sold at our London locations to Youth Music's inspiring cause. No one really needs another reason to order Chicken & Waffles, but we've just given you one of the best there is.
To find out more about Youth Music and how you can get involved, click here.
On 22 March, Dirty Bones Kensington's weekly Live Music Night supported Youth Music's 'Give A Gig' campaign with an awesome performance from Nova Music's 'Hollywood' duo and optional guest donations that were then matched by our team. Stay tuned for upcoming Dirty Bones x Youth Music events and your chance to get involved.
Read more about Give A Gig here.