Tait Friends

Become a Friend of the Tait Memorial Trust through an annual minimum subscription of £75 and receive discounts on tickets for Tait events, as well as an invite to a yearly celebration.


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The Tait Memorial Trust has helped over 300 young Australian performing artists and raised over £600,000 since its foundation in 1992. The Trust was created by Isla Baring OAM with her mother Viola, Lady Tait to honour the memory of her father Sir Frank Tait and his four brothers who had a profound effect on the classical performing arts in Australia in the twentieth century. Join us in our work to assist young Australians who come to the UK to pursue their dream and help us to help them.

Join Tait Friends today

If you wish you can join Tait Friends today and pay securely online via our PayPal account using the link below or you may: Join our Friends Programme. Download our Brochure here! complete and either scan and email or post it to us at:

Tait Memorial Trust
4/80 Elm Park Gardens
London SW10 9PD

TMT Friends £75

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• Two tickets to annual drinks reception
• 10% discount for Tait events

Tait Melba Supporter £250+

Donate with PayPal

— the above privileges plus:
• Priority booking
• Name listed on website

Tait Frank & Viola Friends £500

Donate with PayPal

— the above privileges plus:
• Invitation for two to dinner with award recipients
• Priority booking
• Name listed on website

ADOPT A PERFORMER annually for three-year commitment

The Adopt a Performer scheme allows a donor to directly support a young Australian performing artist studying in the UK, annually for a three-year commitment. Please click here to learn how to actively involve yourself in the career development of a young Australian artist.

Tait Helpmann Circle £1,000 p/a

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— the above privileges plus:
• Award linked to individual awardee

Tait Bonynge Partner £3,000 p/a

Donate with PayPal

— the above privileges plus:
• You will be listed as a named sponsor
• Regular progress reports about your awardee
• Invitations to other special Sponsor Events

Tait Sutherland Benefactor £5,000 p/a

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— the above privileges plus:
• Named award at a UK institution
• Invitation to a benefactor reception
• Invitations to performances where your awardee may be performing
• Opportunities to invite guests to some of these events
• Grateful acknowledgement in the Trust’s Annual Report.

Tait Grainger Patron £10,000 p/a

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— the above privileges plus:
A portrait by international artist & Tait Patron, June Mendoza AO OBE

The greatest return, however, would be to see your awardee fulfil their true potential and, as they graduate to a professional career, the pleasure of knowing that youplayed an important part in making this possible.
                                                                                                 * Adopt a Performer
Tait Grainger Patron £10,000+
Julian Baring Family *
Tait Sutherland Benefactor £5,000+
Sir David & Lady Higgins*
Mr John Frost AM*
Tait Bonynge Partner £3,000+
The Estate of Peggy Haim
Tait Helpmann Circle £1,000+
Mrs Jan Gowrie-Smith
Chevalier Richard Gunter
Mr & Mrs David Hunter
Mr Andrew Loewenthal & Mrs Eugenie White*
Mr Albert Kwok & Mrs Stephanie McGregor
The Thornton Foundation
Mrs Margaret Rodgers
Mrs Jacqueline Thompson & Mr Damian Walsh
Mr Michael Whalley & Mrs Karen Goldie-Morrison*
Mrs Eugenie White*
Ms Louise Worthington*
VEC Acorn Trust
TMT Frank & Viola Friends £500+
Mr Julian Agnew
Mr & Mrs Christopher Braithwaite
Mr Hugh Bayne
Tait Amis Supporter £250+
Mr John Coke
The Hon Mrs Sarah Joiner
Mrs Anne Longdon
Mr Kerry Rubie
The Hon. Sir Richard Storey Bt CBE
TMT Friends £75+
Miss Marylyn Abbott
Mr Eric Adler
Mrs June Allison
Ms Ariadne Jane Baring
The Hon Mark Baring
The Hon Susan Baring
Mrs Nina Bialoguski
Mr Lindsay Birrell
Ms Sue Bradbury
Viscountess Harriet Bridgeman
Mrs Diana Burley
Mrs Lorraine Buckland
Mrs Jane Butter
Mr Marcus Clapham
Mrs Sandra Clapham
Mr John Crisp
Ms Fay Curtin
Mr Roger Davenport
Mr Edward Field
Dr Rodney Foale
Miss Rosemary Frischer
Mr Phillip Hart
Mrs Janet Hogarth-Scott
Dr John Keet
Mr Patrick Kennedy
Mr Martin Kramer
Mrs Wendy Kramer
Lady Rosa Lipworth CBE
Mr Henry Lumley
Miss Joanna McCallum
Ms Sue McGregor
Ms Lisa Orlov
Ms Mary Rayner
Mr John Rendall
Mrs Patricia Rochford
Ms Jacqueline Rowlands
Ms Katherine Scholfield
Mr Ian Tegner
Mrs Annette Thorp
Rev John Wates OBE