Community Work

Charities we support

  • Brendoncare
  • MS Trust
  • Robes Project
  • Live Music Now
  • Youth Music
  • Parkinson's UK
  • Amber Foundation
  • Save the Children
  • Music for Youth

Charitable activities we have supported to date

Since we began we've been using our concerts to raise money for charities chosen by our orchestra members.  Our players have also participated in a number of charitable activities, such as "Conduct Us" events and children's workshops

Here are some of the nice things people have written to us to say: 

We would like to thank you for your recent fundraising event and for raising an incredible donation for the MS Trust. We are so grateful that you chose to support the work of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust and please rest assured these funds will be put to good use,
— MS Trust
Thank you so much to all at the Pico Players for your generous donation in support of Brendoncare. We very much appreciate you making this donation through our recent Big Give campaign, meaning that your gift has been matched funded! Do pass on our grateful thanks to all those involved.
— Emma Digance, Brendoncare
Thank you so much for arranging the above mentioned concert to support the work of The Robes Project and for the generous donation. This is very much appreciate and will go towards our vital work in supporting the homeless people in Southwark and North Lambeth.
— George Martin, Robes Trustees
I wanted to write to you and to the Pico Players to say a huge thank you to you all for organising such a wonderful day, for your generosity giving your time and expertise to all the children and adults that attended the events.

As a mum, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing my children enjoy being surrounded by music, musicians and the incredibly contagiously happy atmosphere that you all created at St Paul’s Church last Saturday. My son, William, played the piano and had the luck to be helped by Paddy (it was amazing to see that all the children had a buddy musician). In the car, William told me how, whilst playing, he had to look at the conductor, then briefly at the piano keys, and carry on, and how he had felt part of the orchestra and what a great feeling that was. He was smiling all evening. Then, we went to the evening concert, and that was just the cherry on the cake for a wonderful day! We were so close to the orchestra that we nearly felt part of it.

In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the feeling of wellbeing that was everywhere around you all.

Thank you once more, and I hope you are able to come again in the future.
— Lola, Mum
Thank you so much for supporting the Hands Up Foundation and Singing for Syrians at the St Margaret’s carol service this week.

Your playing was excellent and I was so glad you were able to come along and make the evening such a success. I do hope you will join us again next year.

As you will know, I had hoped that last year’s event would be a one-off. Sadly, this was not the case, and the people of Syria need our support now more than ever.

Thank you again for your involvement.
— Victoria Prentis, MP