This weekend, on Saturday 13 October 2018, The Music Hub, a social enterprise based in Bromley, will join businesses all over the UK to celebrate Social Saturday – a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about the businesses that are doing business differently, putting people and communities first. There are over 80,000 social enterprises in the UK – businesses that trade to meet a social or environmental purpose and reinvest the majority of their profits back towards meeting their social mission.
The Music Hub is a social enterprise musical instrument and supplies business. Proprietor, David Hunt, has a passion to support music education and help inspire more young musicians. He reinvests 100% of The Music Hub’s profits primarily in youth music education services.
The Social Saturday campaign, organised by Social Enterprise UK (the membership body for social enterprises) and supported by the Coop and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, encourages consumers to use their spending power to support social enterprises. The Music Hub is running a musical instrument amnesty to celebrate Social Saturday. Everything donated on 13 October
2018 will be sold, donated or recycled, all to help inspire more young musicians in the local area.
If there are any suppliers who wish to donate any instruments (discontinued/B stock etc) they should get in touch with David Hunt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07768 312270
David Hunt, Proprietor, The Music Hub said: “Our vision is to generate a sustainable, profitable business model that actively helps make more musicians by ensuring music education, supply of quality instruments and performance opportunities are available to all young people regardless of their financial situation. Last year we donated nearly £2,000 in cash, 103 hours of time and 14 instruments worth over £2,000. Come and see us on Social Saturday, bring your old instruments and help us to inspire more young musicians.”
Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, said: “Social enterprises are creating equality though business – they are offering quality products but are set up in a way that directly addresses some of the biggest social and environmental issues we face. Whether its coffee carts creating jobs for the homeless, bottled water funding clean water projects abroad or soap manufactured by people with disabilities – there are social enterprise alternatives out there which show that there can be more to business than just the bottom line. They are more diverse and more innovative than mainstream businesses, creating jobs and opportunities where they are needed most. We encourage consumers to unleash their spending power and support social enterprises on Social Saturday and beyond.”
To find out more about Social Saturday and how you can support social enterprises visit www.socialsaturday.org.uk