The email arrived this morning from a well-known contemporary music foundation. We’ll delete its identity out of pity, probably undeserved.
Dear Norman, as you may know, (X, our chairman) is incredibly busy at the moment. He’s therefore passed on your email address and asked that I write to you on his behalf – in this special 25th anniversary year – in the hope that you will choose to support (our) most ambitious project to date.
You’ll no doubt appreciate that … needs to develop and grow in our very fast-moving world and where better to do this than at the … – a treasure trove of inspiration and an international destination for exploring discovery and achievement. As part of our anniversary celebrations … has teamed up with … to create Objects at an Exhibition. Objects is all about new audiences for new music.
Objects takes place next Autumn and we already have a large portion of funding in place towards our £148,000 project costs but we need to raise at least £10,000 in online donations next week …
We replied: ‘If your chairman’s too busy to write, we’re too busy to give.’
Where do they train these people?