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The Pete Handley Percussion Award

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Charity description

Percussion was Pete’s passion and his aim in life was to pass on this passion through performance, teaching and enthusiastic immersion in all things percussive. His personal project was Box9 Drum line which he founded and which had just taken off when he tragically died in an accident in November 2014. Pete’s dream was to push creative artists together and let them spark off each other.

The Box9 title was to be his ‘umbrella’ brand & Box9 Drumline was just the beginning. His vision was to have Box9 jugglers, Box9 cheerleaders, Box9 ballet dancers, clowns etc. He could then mix & match the creative skill sets into a mobile precision percussion led performance.

The funds from this award will be used to give talented percussionists a chance to further their learning through specialist lessons, use of an instrument or commissioning new pieces of music etc. The aim is to provide a developmental opportunity which for various reasons the student may not have been able to access.

The Pete Handley Percussion Award is a charitable fund that has been set up under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund (charity no. 1099682).You can either donate on-line, via cheque or via BACS. To donate on-line please click on the"Donate Now" button. For donations via BACS, or information on how to gift from abroad, please contact Myrsini at Prism the Gift Fund on 020 7486 7760.


Please could you make out cheques to Prism the Gift Fund and indicate that your donation is for The Pete Handley Percussion Award and include your email address so that we can send you a Gift Aid declaration and send to:

Myrsini Manney-Kalogera
Prism the Gift Fund
20 Gloucester Place
London W1U 8HA


The Pete Handley Percussion Award is a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, registered charity number 1099682.

Charity No: 1099682

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