Appeals

Careline, a counselling service based in Essex, has been running as an independent charity since late 1992, after the National Children's Home closed its countrywide network of Carelines. The new charity, whose running was taken over by 18 of its volunteers, continues to give nationwide telephone counselling to children, young people and adults, to train volunteers and to raise funds. The problems of those contacting Careline range from family, marital and relationship difficulties to child abuse, HIV/Aids, depression, anxieties and phobias. This year Careline hopes to raise more money and to expand its service.

Careline, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326-328 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1QP, telephone 081-514 5444.

Six trumpets used for performances of Aida and donated by the Royal Opera House to the Musicians Benevolent Fund, which will sell them at a fund- raising auction on Wednesday 25 May. The fund hopes to raise at least pounds 20,000 from the event to boost its work helping needy professional musicians and their dependents.

Already 100 items have been given for auction, including an oil painting by Kathleen Ferrier; a clarinet played by Jack Brymer; a letter from Benjamin Britten to Otto Klemperer, and others written by Maria Callas, Adrian Boult, Arnold Bax, Gustav Charpentier, William Walton and Herbert von Karajan; a manuscript volume of 18th- century solo cantatas; and original music manuscripts of Elizabeth Maconchy, Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Tippett and Nicholas Maw. The fund is keen to receive further contributions.

The Musicians Benevolent Fund was created in 1921 by friends of Gervase Elwes, a well-known tenor who was killed in a railway accident. The bulk of the fund's work has been to help musicians in financial need because of an accident, illness or similar misfortune. People from classical, jazz or popular musical backgrounds are all eligible, whether instrumentalist, singer, teacher or performer; their dependents can also be considered. The fund, which makes either grants or loans, has found that at the moment Aids, repetitive strain injury and redundancy are frequent reasons for requests. Also available are residential homes, for those who find living at home difficult, and holidays.

For further information about the auction, which will be held at Phillips, Bond Street, London, contact: The Musicians Benevolent Fund, 16 Ogle Street, London W1P 7LG, telephone 071-636 4481.

(Photograph omitted)

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Human Resource Officer and Executive Assistant

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...

Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events business) - Central Manchester - £20K

£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...

Recruitment Genius: Project Engineer

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...

Recruitment Genius: Human Resources Officer

£22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen at th...

Day In a Page

Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders