Being a Friend of NETOA

Since the very beginning, in 1968, the North East Theatre Organ Association has existed entirely as a result of the support of and for the enjoyment of its ‘Friends’ (originally known as ‘Members’). Whether that entails just listening to good music played on the organ, getting your hands (and possibly just about everything else!) dirty working on the organ, trying your best to sound like Reginald Dixon or Sidney Torch at the console, or doing your bit to raise the necessary funds required to keep the ‘Mighty’ in the Wurlitzer at the New Victoria Centre, Howden le Wear – it all counts a great deal!

In 2016 the ongoing work of the NETOA Friends was recognised with the presentation of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service – the highest honour a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Become a ‘Friend’ of the NETOA

By becoming a ‘Friend’ of the NETOA you can help to preserve one of the few theatre pipe organs still to be found in the north east and what is now the only Wurlitzer. Other benefits include:

  • Keep up-to-date with news about concerts and other events
  • Hire the New Vic Wurlitzer for private practice sessions and save your own piston settings
  • Receive the NETOA’s quarterly newsletter ‘Pipetalk’ with news about the organ world
  • Join in ‘Friends’ and ‘All Stars’ events and concerts at the New Victoria Centre
  • Contribute to the preservation of one of the UK’s finest theatre pipe organs

The Annual Subscription to the Friends of the NETOA is a minimum of £5.00 (additional donations may be added and will be most gratefully received)

If you wish to become a ‘Friend’ of the NETOA, please either:

a) Print, complete and post this document: ‘Become a Friend of the NETOA’ along with a cheque, as instructed on the form

OR

b) Contribute online by clicking one of the buttons below:

Important Notes:

i) If you are NOT a UK taxpayer please use the FIRST (standard) ‘Donate’ button

ii) If you DO pay UK Income Tax please use the SECOND ‘Giftaid It’ ‘Donate’ button

(We get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme if you are able to comply with the Gift Aid Declaration below, which is a big help: “Thank You!“)

Standard Subscription:

Gift Aid Subscription:

Gift Aid Declaration:

I have paid at least the amount of my subscription / donation in UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax and agree to ‘Gift Aid’ my donation.

If you wish to renew your ‘Friends’ of the NETOA Subscription, please either:

a) Print, complete and post this document: ‘Renew Your ‘Friends’ of the NETOA Subscription’ along with a cheque, as instructed on the form

OR

b) Contribute online by clicking one of the buttons below:

Important Notes:

i) If you are NOT a UK taxpayer please use the FIRST (standard) ‘Donate’ button

ii) If you DO pay UK Income Tax please use the SECOND ‘Giftaid It’ ‘Donate’ button

(We get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme if you are able to comply with the Gift Aid Declaration below, which is a big help: “Thank You!“)

Standard Subscription:

Friends Membership Number

Gift Aid Subscription:

Gift Aid Declaration:

I have paid at least the amount of my subscription / donation in UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax and agree to ‘Gift Aid’ my donation.

Friends Membership Number

Wurlitzer Events & Concerts in Howden Le Wear, County Durham. Play or Practice on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Volunteer for Restoration Work & Help Support Us with Donations.