Dame Lynda and Jools, the Topp Twins

" MusicHelps was a lifeline when we needed it most. It is hard to ask for help but sometimes you have to.

After a double cancer diagnosis on the back of two years of gigs being cancelled from Covid, the coffers were bare. It was Christmas and Lynda had just had an urgent double mastectomy. The MusicHelps Benevolent Fund responded immediately with compassion and understanding.

The grant helped enormously to alleviate the financial stress so we could both focus on our health. Confidentiality, kindness and a simple grant-making process made a huge difference. "