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Campaign Donor Recognition Board

We are hugely grateful to everyone who is supporting Sage Gateshead through these challenging times. You make a future for live music in the North East possible. Thank you.


Our campaign was launched in May 2020 and aims to raise £1 million in each of the next 3 years to ensure our recovery and a bright long-term future, one in which Sage Gateshead uses music to improve the lives of people living in the North East and wider North.

Our progress to date…

Year One Totaliser: £1 million target reached
Sage Gateshead Totaliser Year 2: Target Reached
Sage Gateshead Totaliser Year 3: Target £1million

Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance Campaign Patrons

We are grateful to our Campaign Patrons, Dame Margaret Barbour and Sting, for their support and endorsement of our 3-year fundraising campaign.


Dame Margaret Barbour

“Sage Gateshead plays an important part in providing a varied programme of music and cultural events for everyone in the North East to enjoy and is a vital part of our region now.”

Sting - credit: Eric Ryan Anderson


“Sage Gateshead is a vital and irreplaceable part of musical life in the North East. It’s a world-class venue that attracts musicians from across the globe, nurtures the next generation of musicians from our region, and does amazing work with communities.

As a result of the global pandemic, they’re now facing significant financial challenges. I’m delighted to be able to support their current 3-year campaign as a Patron, and I hope they’ll bounce back from this crisis to make live music a major part of the North East’s recovery.” Image Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson

Sage Gateshead Champions

With heartfelt thanks to the following Champions who are supporting the Crisis, Recovery & Renaissance campaign. 

The Bragg Family
In memory of John Eden
John and Moyra Horseman
Tony & Sue Wadsworth

Our thanks also go to those Sage Gateshead Champions who prefer to remain anonymous.

Sage Gateshead Promoters

With heartfelt thanks to the following Promoters who are supporting the Crisis, Recovery & Renaissance campaign. 

Sylvia Fuller
In memory of Colin Oliver
Marie-Therese Pinto Pinder
Ros and Alan Share
Christine Swales

With additional thanks to those Sage Gateshead Promoters who wish to remain anonymous.

Sage Gateshead Advocates

With heartfelt thanks to the following Advocates who are supporting the Crisis, Recovery & Renaissance campaign.

Mrs. June Atkinson
Jim Benton
Susan and Michael Chaplin
Mr. P and Mrs. A Close
Patricia Connell
Paula & Athol Cowley
Jim Craigie
ethical partnership
Steven Fawkes
Ross and Louise Freeman
Olivia Grant
In memory of John L Harrold

Poppy Holden
Dr. and Mrs. N. Hutton
Alan Johnson

Jennifer Lauch
Dr Elizabeth Manning
In Memory of Derek Reeve




Doreen Middlemast
The Middleton Family
Nick and Linda Norris

John Nutman
Lorna and Sailesh Patel

Mrs. Elspeth Pyman
Mrs Merle Rewcastle
The Richardson Family
Jonathan Roberts and Alexe Finlay
Dr. Mike Rogers

Nick Rossiter
Corinne Saunders and David Fuller
John and Margaret Shipley
The Skews Family
Professor Brian and Mrs Ruth Tanner
Unilink Software – Helping Prisons & Probation Work

Anne Williams and Simon Pallett
Susan Wilton

With additional thanks to the many Sage Gateshead Advocates who wish to remain anonymous.

Sage Gateshead Affiliates

With heartfelt thanks to the following Affiliates who are supporting the Crisis, Recovery & Renaissance campaign.

Professor Richard Allsop
Ginny and David Bennett

Dr Evelyn Brown
Jean and Jonathan Brown
Kathy Bucknill
Peter and Angela Carey
Jean & Rex Clark

Isobel and Bill Colbeck
Christine Elton
Patrick and Wendy Easen
Alan and Sarah Fearon

Roger Fern
Dr Andy Hamilton

Elizabeth and Philip Home
Peggy Hooton
Michael Lister

Michael Matthews


Gillian Maude
Members of Caedmon Choir
John Newton
Barnabas Palmer
Prof and Mrs K Pratt
Proud Sage Supporter

Tony and Anne Purdie
Rosalind & Richard Maudslay

Ray Sams
Andrew and Elspeth Scott
Morag & Keith Stead
Paula Mulvenna and Nicola Sugden
Anne Sweetman & Nigel Cross
Alan and Tricia Volkers
Alison Watson
Alison and Michael West
Kevin & Sue Williams

Wendy Dale & Mike Worthington

With additional thanks to those Sage Gateshead Affiliates who wish to remain anonymous.

Sage Gateshead Associates

With heartfelt thanks to the following Associates who are supporting the Crisis, Recovery & Renaissance campaign.

Richard & Sue Adams
Ron Albrow
Derek Alcraft
Fraser Anderson
Dave Armstrong
Howard Armstrong
Ron and Liz Armstrong
Ashdown family
The Barnards
Di Barnes
Yvonne & Roger Bell
Tim Berkeley
Peter and Viv Bevan
Michael & Linda Black
Alice Bondi & Kate Webb
Brian & Julia

Annabel Brown
Mr David Brown
In Memory of Jean Brown
P. and D. Butler
Ruth and Steve Byrne

Ged Cain
Daniel Campbell & Victoria Timberlake
Peter Campbell
John and Judith Carpenter
Peter Carter
John Casken

Chandler Family
Martin Chapple
The Clarke family

Dr Michael Clarke
Sheila Conway

Heather Cordell
The Cottrell Family
Colin Crowe

Dr Steven Cruickshank
Chris Curry
John and Sue Dark

Janet Davies
Mr R H Davies
David Dick
Jane Dickinson and Andrew Uttley

Paul and Christine Dobson
L Donelly
Keith & Christine Douglas
Dr Terry & Mrs Stella Douglas
J. Dray
Andy Dudley
Jon & Andi Duffield
Mr & Mrs S Durrans
Richard Evans

Rachel Fenton
David Fletcher

Louise D Fortune
Susan and Martin Foulkes
Professor Carlos Frenk & Dr Susan Frenk
A friend of The Sage
J Fullard
Caroline Gant & Anthony Sargent

The Gerrand Family
Ann Gittins
Pamela and Howard Gold
Mr Jim Golden
Nick Hall
the Halliday Family
Mrs Dorothy Hallsworth

John and Avril Hannon
Hilary Hargreaves
Dr Pam Harper

Mrs Anne and Dr Jamie Harrison
Natalie Heath
Nick & Jean Heather
Canon R Hill
Valerie Hill
Peter and Liz Hodgkinson
David Houpt
Shaun Hughes & family

Sue Jenkins
Martin and Linda Johnson
Mr Bryan Jones and Ms Dawn Venables
Les Jones
Dr Vivien Kent
Mrs Judith Kenyon

Hamish Kilgour
Barbara Lamb
Jean and Chris Lee
Mrs Judith Lees
The MacFarlanes
Margaret Maddison
Mrs L. Maglio

J. Odgers & D. Mallo
Mary and Stuart Manley
Marcangelo family
Louise Marshall
Jack and Tina Massey
Drs P and A Mattinson
Joyce McAndrew
Jean and Ian McCalman

Prof and Mrs DA McCollum-Oldroyd
M. E. A. McCord

Roy & Svend McEwan-Brown
Dr M McKendrick
Dr EM McNeil Grist & Dr RW Grist
Mr. & Mrs. J Mellor

Alan & Jean Metcalfe
Mr Robert Middlemist
Elaine Middleton

Dr M A Miller
Max Million
Dr & Mrs PJ Mitchell
Fiona Monteith-Preston
Kate Moore
Christine and Christopher Morton
Sir Martin and Lady Narey
Mr and Mrs Nash
Mrs Wendy Nettleton
Mary Oswell
Dr. Alan K. Penman
Emily and Edward Philo
Ian Poll
Mr. Maurice W. Powell
Dr Alexander Pym
Anne Ramsay
Dr & Mrs David G. Raw
Mrs. I. Rayson
In memory of Sid Reed
D. Reeve and R. Chessum
Gareth & Carole Reeves
Dr. M. Reid
Mark Reilly

Jonathan and Rachel Rew
W & A Roberts
Ian Robinson
John and Kate Robinson
M Robson
Bill and Mandy Rogers
Megs Rogers
Prof. and Mrs. Round, Penzance,
John Scott

Jo Setchell
Ian and Christine Shepherdson
Keith & Marion Simpson

David and Sue Slater
Derek & Jean Smiles
Alison & David Stancliffe

Geoff and Lesley Steele
June Svenson
Mr Stuart Taylor
John Telfer

Carol Thompson
Mr Joseph Thompson
The Thompson / Williams Family

Sue Tideswell
Ms G Tiller & Mr J Hall
Elizabeth Tilling

Cath and Nigel Todd
Neil Todd – (Wideopen)
Nigel Tooze and Chris Shaw
Stephen Topham
The Trevelyan family
Mr G B D Tullin
Philip Upton
Robert Vardill

The Walton family
Judith Wardell and Sandy Wilson
Mr D. Watson
Gerry White

Mrs. L. Willis
Lucy Winskell OBE DL
Mr and Mrs K Winter

Lee Wiper
Graham Woodroff
Mr Don Wright
Mrs L Wright
Pauline York
Mrs Jane Young

With additional thanks to those Sage Gateshead Associates who wish to remain anonymous.

Trust and Foundation Supporters

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many Trusts and Foundations who are supporting a broad range of our work this year.

29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Ambache Trust
Austin and Hope Pilkington Charitable Trust
Barclays 100 x 100 Fund
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
Clore Duffield Foundation
Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Daiwa Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Foyle Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Kavli Trust
LNER Customer and Communities Investment Fund
National Lottery Community Fund
Netherton Park Trust
Persimmon Building Futures

PRS Foundation
Sir James Knott Trust
St Nicholas’ Educational Trust
Stuart Halbert Foundation
The Barbour Foundation
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Hadrian Trust
The John Horseman Trust

The Marchus Trust
The Roy & Pixie Baker Charitable Trust

The Percy Hedley 1990 Trust
The Shears Foundation
Vardy Foundation

W A Handley Charity Trust
Wolfson Foundation
Youth Music

Our thanks also to our Trust and Foundation supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

Our progress to date...

Year One Totaliser: £1 million target reached
Sage Gateshead Totaliser Year 2: Target Reached
Sage Gateshead Totaliser Year 3: Target £1million