Charity Work

Charities we support

  • Brendoncare
  • MS Trust
  • Robes Project

Every Pico event raises money for charity

Since we began we've been using our concerts to raise money for charities chosen by our orchestra members and audience.  

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

We would like to thank you for your recent fundraising event and for raising an incredible £4,500 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 for arranging the above mentioned concert to support the work of The Robes Project and for the generous cheque for £1,177. 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
Thank you so much to all at the Pico Players for your generous donation of £1,000 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 by a further £1,000 bring the total support to £2,000. Do pass on our grateful thanks to all those involved.
— Emma Digance, Brendoncare
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