The Mrs Sunderland Music Festival, which markets itself as The Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival, is very much reliant upon gifts and donations to further its work for the community, and in recent years, donations via a legacy have become increasingly important to us. We are a charity, run entirely by unpaid volunteers, focussing on education within the arts for the benefit of the whole community, and children in particular. Recent innovations include Children Workshops attended by around 900 children, and Workshops for Special Needs Schools. The reaction of children to music and dance is truly heart-warming. Our work is valued as evidenced by an Examiner Pride of Huddersfield Award in 2016.

All gifts in wills, however large or small are welcomed. Be assured that your gift will make a difference to our Festival and help to secure its status as the premier Festival in the North of England. Our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund the ongoing costs of running the annual festival and hosting it in a suitable venue such as the present impressive Huddersfield Town Hall.

We encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the Festival rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes bearing in mind such priorities as may be presented at that time.

You can be confident your gift will make a real difference to the Festival’s future.

We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel to be most appropriate. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if that is preferred.

If you would like to talk to someone about making a gift please contact our Treasurer on

Tel: 01484 349468 or email: