Coventry Music Museum

777. Julie Chambers (Coventry)
776. Pete Chambers (Coventry)

Pete and Julie Chambers volunteer four days a week promoting and celebrating and Warwickshire’s musical heritage.

Founded in 2013, the Coventry Music Museum has drawn over 14,000 visitors to the area from 76 countries, including more than 20 school groups. Pete and Julie have raised over £100,000 for the museum, and Pete has created a trail of  plaques through the city which provides an accessible way for tourists to familiarise themselves with important sites in local musical history.

In​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​Pete​ ​and​ ​Julie,​ ​Prime​ ​Minister​ ​Theresa​ ​May​ ​said:

“Through founding the Coventry Music Museum, you are celebrating Warwickshire’s musical heritage and attracting thousands of visitors to the area. Your fundraising and volunteering for the museum shows great commitment, and you should be very proud of creating a unique institution for your local area”.

Pete​ ​and​ ​Julie​ ​said:

“Volunteering in music is what we love doing, being careful not to blow our own trumpet of course. There are times you can feel invisible, so getting told to keep up the good work is truly inspirational, especially when it comes from the Prime Minister. We are two very happy and proud Points of Light right now”.

Jim Cunningham, Pete and Julie’s local MP, said:

“I’m delighted Pete and Julie Chambers are receiving this award. It’s a rightful recognition of their passion and dedication for both music and our city. The work they’ve put in to make Coventry Music Museum a success is testament to their skill, dedication and enthusiasm for music and in particular, nurturing the next generation. I congratulate them both on this award and wish them the very best for continued success.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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