Kidderminster College MAS Records music patron, Robert Plant, lead singer of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, is being honoured at the 43rd annual 02 Silver Clef Awards for his contribution to music. He and another huge figure in the music industry, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, will be presented with the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award and the Integro Outstanding Award respectively.
Presenter Edith Bowman will host the event on Friday, July 6, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.The awards recognise and celebrate the powerful impact of music, bringing the finest of the music industry together with celebrity supporters and influencers to raise money for the Nordoff Robbins charity, which uses music therapy with vulnerable children and adults across the UK.
Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan said: “The O2 Silver Clef Awards are one of the reasons why Nordoff Robbins is able to continue delivering life-changing music therapy to so many people facing some of the biggest challenges who desperately need our help. For 43 years this event has celebrated the best names in music, whilst raising over £10.5 million for our charity to date. We are forever grateful for the tremendous support it receives year on year.”
The Silver Clef fundraising committee was founded in 1976 by musicians and managers from across the British music industry, who wanted to honour and award music artists whilst raising funds for Nordoff Robbins. The event went on to become the annual Silver Clef Awards and Lunch, an important date in the social and business calendar of the music industry, with even members of the Royal Family attending as guests of honour. The lunch is also the flagship event in the highly respected and well-known diary of fundraising events put on by Nordoff Robbins.