The Friends & Patrons of Folkestone Symphony (FHOS) are our financial lifeline.

Our Friends & Patrons help bridge the gap between the price of the tickets and the actual cost of the concerts.  We are always looking to gain more support under our Friends & Patrons scheme to help the orchestra continue to perform its excellent concerts each season.  You can become a Friend of the Orchestra and receive complimentary tickets to our concerts for a whole season for as little as £30.  If you run a local business, you may consider offering more in return for some complimentary tickets as well as some advertising.  As a Patron, we have a number of packages available or alternatively, a bespoke package can always be considered.  Please see the process at the bottom of this webpage for full details of the available packages and if you are interested, please contact us at office@folkestonesymphony.org

Our Patrons

We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal patrons, who are:

Jayne Gardner

Conrad Blakey

Graham Gordon

Michael Lennard

DAS (UK) Consultancy Ltd.

Peter Kemp Building Contractors

Black & White Financial Planning

David Snow Opticians

Our Friends

We would like to sincerely thank all our loyal friends, who are:

Roger & Lynn Clark

Christine Pledger

Ron Chatburn

Brian Gould

Anthony Trinkwon

Kenneth Tee

Gerald & Angela Whawell

Stephen & Jill O'Neill

Sue Powell

Alan Harden

Marigold Deveson

Derek Hodgon

Duncan Lord

Roy & Beryl Knight

Judy Cohen & Howard Turtle

Becoming a Friend

Friends are individuals who wish to offer their support to the orchestra, not only by making a donation but also by offering further support as stated below:

Option 1

£30 p.a. (individual) or £55 p.a. (for couples)

  • Complimentary ticket(s) to our 3 main classical concerts each season

  •  An acknowledgement of your support both in our programme and on our website

  • Annual saving of £6

If you wish to choose this option to become a friend, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Become a Friend of FHOS

 

Option 2

£40 p.a. (individual) or £75 p.a. (for couples)

  • A complimentary ticket(s) to our 3 main classical concerts each season

  •  An acknowledgement of your support both in our programme and on our website

  • Complimentary ticket(s) to our Annual Family Christmas Concert

  • Annual saving of £8

If you wish to choose this option to become a friend, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Become a Friend of FHOS

 

Becoming a Patron

Orchestra Patrons or sponsors, can either be individuals or businesses who feel they can commit their financial support to the work of the orchestra, which will enable us to continue to provide live classical music concerts to the local community to a high standard. In return, we can offer a choice of four benefit packages, depending on the level of donation that you are prepared to give, as follows

Bronze £150 p.a.

  • 2 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season
  •  An acknowledgement of your support both in our programme and on our website
  • Complimentary programmes
  • Quarter of an A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business)

If you wish to to become a Bronze patron, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Gold £600 p.a.

  • 6 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season
  •  An acknowledgement of your support both in our programme and on our website
  • Complimentary programmes
  • A full A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business)

If you wish to to become a Gold patron, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Silver £350 p.a.

4 complimentary ticket(s) to 4 of our concerts each season  An acknowledgement of your support both in our programme and on our website Complimentary programmes Half an A5 page advertisement in our programme (for a business) If you wish to to become a Silver patron, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 for more information and an application form

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Platinum £600+ p.a.

Same benefits as Gold

The Platinum plan comes with greater flexibility subject to discussion.

 

If you wish to to become a Platinum patron, please either e-mail office@folkestonesymphony.org or phone our Friends & Patron Secretary on 01303 894635 to discuss a suitable bespoke package

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We are happy to discuss the idea of any bespoke packages for our patrons.