Screening of "Someone's Daughter, Someone's Son" in London- Raising funds for Centrepoint
February 2024

The Bryan Adams Foundation hosted a screening of a documentary film by Lorna Tucker on homelessness, raising funds for Centrepoint. “Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son”. Now a successful filmmaker, Lorna was once a teenage runaway sleeping rough on the streets of London. For this frank, forceful and inspiring documentary, she returns to her former haunts and speaks to current and former homeless people about why, 25 years later, record numbers of people are still reduced to living on Britain’s streets.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Alongside their partners, they support over 16,000 young people every year and campaign to end youth homelessness by 2037.

Starting out as a night shelter, Centrepoint’s work with young people has changed beyond all recognition over the last 50 years. But with almost 136,000 young people experiencing homelessness last year, they are needed more than ever before.

Centrepoint work with partners in schools to identify 11-16 year olds who are at hidden risk of homelessness. They run over 60 accommodation services, working in 15 boroughs in London, Sunderland, Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley. They provide in-house mental health support to help young people to heal from their experiences. Then, when they’re ready, Centrepoint help put young people on the path to lasting employment through employability programmes, functional skills training and other learning initiatives. They provide a dedicated helpline and financial and legal advice for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Their Independent Living Programme provides young people with a home to call their own and is their solution to breaking the cycle of young homelessness for good. At all times, their overall goal is to prepare homeless young people to live independently, and they continue to support them for six months after they’ve left.
A Classical Concert for Children by Candlelight- December 2023
The Bryan Adams Foundation hosted ‘A Classical Concert for Children’ raising money for Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy Charity as well as a programme for school bursaries.

Nordoff and Robbins use the power of music to break through the barriers many people can face in our society. From autism to dementia, learning difficulties to brain injuries, life-limiting illnesses to mental health issues, grief and trauma, music therapy has the power to help. Their therapists are highly trained, imaginative and passionate musicians, who work with their clients as equals and allow them to connect and express themselves through music. They give a voice to people who are not normally heard within society. Last year, they reached an incredible 12,000 people and delivered more than 46,000 music therapy sessions. Whilst they provide music therapy, they also train the music therapists of the future and fund research to measure and improve the impact of their work.

The bursary scheme funded is dedicated enabling talented children from low-income backgrounds to benefit from a wonderful education via fully-funded bursaries, changing the course of a child’s life, using The Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation to identify children who face challenging circumstances and would benefit from a boarding school education. The power of bursary provision to improve social mobility and the transformative effects of education are well recognised.

Some amazing young musicians performed including Adam Heron on the piano, Mathilde Milwidsky on the violin, soprano Sarah Dufresne accompanied by Andre Callegaro and Sofia Patterson-Gutierrez on the flute.
A Classical Concert for Children- December 2018
The Bryan Adams Foundation hosted ‘A Classical Concert for Children’ raising money for TSF Music Scholarships for children in London who are exceptionally talented, but do not have the financial means to pay for music lessons. The concert involved some incredible young musicians including Charlie Siem, violinist, and Adam Heron, pianist. Also performing was Yaritza Veliz, soprano, and Lucas Gebrehiwet, cellist, one of the young people who benefits from a TSF music scholarship.
An Evening of Opera & Picnic- 7th June 2016
The Bryan Adams Foundation put on its third evening of Opera and Picnic at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of The BAF!

The funds raised were shared between three local Chelsea charities:

-The Royal Hospital Chelsea- the home of the Chelsea Pensioners for over three hundred years.

- Chelsea Academy Foundation- aiming to provide an education comparable to the best independent schools for all the pupils at Chelsea Academy, a state secondary school on Lots Road.

- “Borne”- a medical charity based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, supporting research to reduce the number of preterm births, the number one cause of infant mortality and disability worldwide.

Following a scrumptious picnic on the lawns of the Royal Hospital, escaping the thunder showers earlier in the day, guests made their way to the chapel for an outstanding performance by the Jette Parker Young Artists from the Royal Opera House. And a special performance by one of the most extraordinary tenors in the world today, Juan Diego Florez, who sang ‘O Sole Mio’ with Bryan. Charlie Siem, virtuoso violinist, performed an incredible organ duet and the night concluded with all the singers joining Bryan on stage to sing his song, All for Love.

The Bryan Adams Foundation is indebted to their two principal sponsors, Coutts and Sonova, enabling every pound raised to be donated to the charities. And we are incredibly grateful to By Word of Mouth for sponsoring the picnics and Ruinart for donating the champagne. As well as to everybody else who has supported this event so unbelievably generously.

By Word of Mouth
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
The Jette Parker Young Artists
Juan Diego Florez
Charlie Siem
Picnic suppliers: Belu, Daylesford Organic, POPS, Prestat, Thomas J Fudge’s
Other suppliers: Addison Lee, AON, At Your Service, Laura Mercier, Fin Fellowes, Gianluca Longo, Salon Sloane, Jones, Kall Kwik, Rob van Helden, Robbie Newby, Rock-it Cargo.
And The Committee
An Evening of Opera & Picnic at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
The Bryan Adams Foundation held its second Evening of Opera and Picnic on Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at The Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

Guests enjoyed a 4 course picnic on rugs on the lawn of the Royal Hospital, followed by a performance of Opera in the chapel sung by the Jette Parker Young Artists from the Royal Opera House, who sung pieces by Rossini, Puccini, Bizet and others. Charlie Siem, UK violinist extraordinaire, also performed at the start of the second half.

Adams opened the concert singing a duet with the soprano Dušica Bijelić: "Love of my life" by Mercury. And the entire cast performed "All for Love" to conclude.

The funds raised will support charities helping wounded servicemen: BLESMA, Blind Veterans, Combat Stress, SSAFA and War Child.

The evening was again sponsored by Phonak, a leading and innovative hearing solutions provider, who are committed to supporting events that celebrate music and help emphasise the importance of good hearing.

We are hugely grateful and enormously thankful to Phonak for their sponsorship and to By Word of Mouth for sponsoring the picnics. As well as to everybody else who has supported this event so incredibly generously:

The Jette Parker Young Artists, Charlie Siem, Jay Clark (photographs), Robbie Newby (video), At Your Service, Daylesford Organic, Belu Water, Casablanca Marquees, Henny Lynne Flowers, Jones Furniture Hire, Lightmedia Displays, Minghella Icecream, Pavao Quartet, Perrier Jouet Champagne, Prantl, Prestat, Gianluca Longo (stylist), Thomas J. Fudges, VV Rouleaux.

Bazaar Heart Dinner- Moscow- 30th June 2012
BAZAAR HEART DINNER, a charitable dinner and auction held in Moscow, Russia on June 30th 2012,raised over €100,000 for The Bryan Adams Foundation. The event was put on by Harpers Bazaar for Russian model Natalia Vodianova to raise money for her Naked Heart Foundation. She later joined BA on stage to sing a rousing version of 'When You're Gone'. The auction included theHarpers Bazaar cover portrait of Bryan and Natalia together which was taken by BA a few months ago.
Shoebox Auction & Exhibition - 18th March 2010
The Bryan Adams Foundation and Kids Company hosted "Shoebox Art", a unique auction and exhibition of work by leading artists. In support of Kids Company's work with vulnerable children, each artist recreated a room from their childhood inside a shoebox.

The Auction was held at The Haunch of Venison Gallery in London and raised over £170,000 to support art based therapeutic work carried out by Kids Company.

Exhibiting artists:
Grayson Perry, Alastair Mackie, Polly Morgan, Zaha Hadid, Mat Collishaw, Rachel Howard, Marc Quinn, Paul Hazelton, Jake & Dinos Chapman, David Bailey, Damien Hirst, Ross McNicol, Gavin Turk, Hugo Dalton, Oliver Clegg, Shorvon and Hunter, Polly Borland, Ronnie Wood, Simon Periton, Tom Gallant, Rob Ryan, Don Brown, John Isaacs, Kate Moross, Jeremy Deller, Linder Sterling, Boo Saville, Dan Macmillan, Natasha Chambers, Henry Hudson, Paul Fryer, Stella Vine, Daisy de Villeneuve, Zoe Paul, Mark Wallinger, Tim Braden, Stephanie Carlton Smith, Jamie Shovlin, Nathalie Murphy, Dawn Howley.

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The Bryan Adams Foundation held its inaugural fundraising event, An Evening of Opera and Picnic, on Wednesday 1st July 2009 on the lawns of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea in London.

A 4 course picnic, donated by Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay and eaten on rugs to the accompaniment of music by The Pavao Quartet, was followed by a performance of Opera in the hospital’s chapel sung by the Jette Parker Young Artists from the Royal Opera House, who sung pieces by Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Verdi and others. Critically acclaimed UK violinist, Charlie Siem, also performed on the evening during the second half.

Adams performed as well, opening the concert singing a duet with the soprano Anita Watson: 'Love Unspoken' by Lehar. The evening concluded with a performance of 'All for Love' by the entire cast.

The funds raised from the event will support two projects. The Chelsea Pensioners' Appeal, which is raising funds to modernise parts of The Royal Hospital - a home for around 300 veteran soldiers - and Switchback which helps young offenders rebuild their lives when they come out of prison.

The evening was sponsored by Phonak, a leading and innovative hearing solutions provider, who are committed to supporting events that celebrate music and help emphasise the importance of good hearing.


We are hugely grateful and enormously thankful to Phonak for their sponsorship and to Gordon Ramsay for donating the picnics. As well as to everybody else who supported the event so generously:

The Jette Parker Young Artists, The Pavao Quartet, Charlie Siem, At Your Service, Daylesford Organic, Perrier Jouet Champagne, The Wren Press, Big Fridge Ltd, Henny Lynne Flowers, Fudges, Hildon Water, L'Artissan du Chocolat, Green & Black's, Heal's, Casablanca Marquees, Jones Furniture Hire, AON Insurance, Atmosphere Apparel, Rock-it Cargo, Addison Lee, De'Longhi Coffee, Berry Bros & Rudd.
Presently all fundraising is done through BA's photography and with private donations associated with photography.