Music Mudder 2023 Raises Over $74K for Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy

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Music-inspired endurance competition event Music Mudder 2023 raises over $74,000 for Nordoff and Robbins music therapy charity.

Music Mudder 2023, the highly contested music-inspired endurance event organized by talent agency Wasserman Music, successfully raised over £61,000 ($74,456) for music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins. Hosted by Capital’s Kemi Rodgers, the event saw over 400 competitors across 52 teams from all corners of the industry tackle 40-plus obstacles at the legendary Camelot Events “Nuts Challenge” course on Friday, September 15.

After crossing the finish line and receiving their Music Mudder medals, teams celebrated in the scorching sun with tunes from DJ ASVP while trying their luck in a prize draw that helped to raise even more money. Post-race pizza was provided, along with drinks supplied by Magic Number and Noble Water.

Live Nation won the top prize for fundraising, having raised over £4,700 in donations on their JustGiving page. Oscar Tuttiett on the AEG Presents B team completed the 7km course in the fastest individual time at 53 minutes 34 seconds, helping the AEG Presents B team to take the top spot as the fastest overall team with an average of 1 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds.

“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,” said Sandy Trappitt, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Nordoff and Robbins. “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.”

“This year’s Music Mudder was the biggest, toughest, and muddiest one yet!” added Lucy Putman, Agent at Wasserman Music. “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.”

The UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins takes a unique approach shaped by over 60 years of practice. By harnessing the power of music, Nordoff and Robbins’ trained music therapists help break through the barriers caused by illness, disability, and social isolation, creating space for people to express themselves and find connection. The charity reaches thousands of people through bases across the UK, and by working in partnership with organizations, including care homes, schools, and hospitals.

Registrations are open now for Music Mudder 2024, taking place on Friday, September 13, 2024.