The Clash, Coldplay Receive Nordoff-Robbins Awards

Silver Clef ceremony returns...
Nordoff Robbins

The Clash and Coldplay received trophies from music charity Nordoff-Robbins during the Silver Clef awards on Friday (June 28th).

Using music as a means to further therapy for young people suffering with disabilities, Nordoff-Robbins have literally changed lives. Receiving support from some high profile names, the charity hosts the annual Silver Clef awards to honour some of those who have helped them along the way.

Returning on Friday (June 28th) the organisation were joined by several globe-trotting stars, who took time out to aid the charity. In an event thought to have raised some £500,000 Nordoff-Robbins auctioned off memorabilia from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Jessie J, Coldplay and many more.

The Clash won the O2 Silver Clef Award, with guitarist Mick Jones in attendance - while punk poet John Cooper Clarke was on hand to preset the trophy.

Elsewhere, The Bee Gees own Barry Gibb picked up the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement award, while Coldplay won the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award.

Famed songwriter Ray Davies nabbed the Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador of Rock Award, presented to him by Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri.

However it wasn't just British talent on show - Vampire Weekend scooped the Raymond Weil Best International Award.

David Munns, Nordoff Robbins Chairman, said: "The O2 Silver Clef Awards are an opportunity to celebrate really diverse musical talent and we have some incredible artists in the room today – from legends Barry Gibb, The Clash and Ray Davies to our Newcomer Jessie Ware and to Coldplay, currently one of the biggest rock bands in the world."

"At this year’s event, we hope to raise £500,000 to fund 20,000 life-transforming music therapy sessions for children and adults across the UK. Since the Silver Clef Awards began 38 years ago, the event has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins, allowing us to transform the lives of many thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people with music therapy. But we still have a long way to go to ensure we can deliver our music services to all those who need them."

For more information on Nordoff-Robbins just visit their official website.

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