Music Mudder 2023 raises over £61,000 for Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy
Music Mudder 2023, the hotly contested music-inspired endurance event organised by leading talent agency Wasserman Music, in partnership with music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins, successfully raised over £61,000 and counting for the charity, leaving no clean shirts in sight in the muddiest challenge on the music industry calendar.
Hosted by Capital’s Kemi Rodgers, the event saw more than 400 competitors across 52 teams from all corners of the industry tackle over 40 adrenaline-pumping obstacles at the legendary Camelot Events ‘Nuts Challenge’ course, on a sweltering day in Dorking, Surrey, on Friday 15 September.
Oscar Tuttiett, competing on the AEG Presents B team, completed the 7km course in the fastest individual time in a rapid 53 minutes 34 seconds, helping the full AEG Presents B team take the top spot as the fastest overall team, with an average time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Live Nation won the top prize for fundraising, with over £4,700 donated via their JustGiving page.
After crossing the finish line and receiving their custom Music Mudder medals, teams celebrated in the sun backed by tunes from DJ ASVP whilst trying their luck in a prize draw that helped to raise even more money on the day. Much needed post-race pizza was provided, and drinks were supplied by Magic Number and Noble Water.
Sandy Trappitt, Deputy Director of Fundraising, Nordoff and Robbins, said: “Music Mudder 2023 was incredible, with hundreds of people facing the mud head on to help raise vital funds for Nordoff and Robbins. A huge thank you to everyone that took part and donated, and to Wasserman Music for partnering with us once again as we encourage the next generation of industry leaders to engage with our mission. All money raised from Music Mudder goes directly towards providing music therapy across the UK, helping people to connect and communicate through the power of music.”
Lucy Putman, Agent, Wasserman Music, said: “This year’s Music Mudder was the biggest, toughest and muddiest one yet! The atmosphere across the day was buzzing and it was so great to see such camaraderie as the teams took on slides, tunnels, trenches, scramble nets, mud lakes and more in the name of music therapy. We’re so happy to have raised over £61,000 for Nordoff and Robbins and we’re already planning for Music Mudder 2024, so register now to take on this unique challenge, raising money for an amazing cause whilst entering into some friendly, muddy competition with your peers.”
Nordoff and Robbins is the UK’s largest music therapy charity, with a unique approach shaped by more than 60 years of practice. By harnessing the power of music, Nordoff and Robbins' trained music therapists help break through the barriers caused by life-limiting illness, disability and social isolation, creating space for people to express themselves and find connection in society.
The charity reaches thousands of vulnerable people through their bases across the UK, and by working in partnership with organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. Its work can be transformative, from an adult with dementia reconnecting with family, to a child with autism finding their voice.
Registrations are now open for Music Mudder 2024, taking place on Friday 13 September 2024, at music-mudder.com.