Announcing our partnership with the new Meerkat Music platform – with help from Take That and Robbie Williams

We are delighted to announce a new fundraising partnership with Comparethemarket.com for its new Meerkat Music entertainment platform.

We are set to be the official charity partner for the initiative, which kicks off with an exclusive reunion of iconic British band, Take That and Robbie Williams – broadcast digitally from their homes to yours. In a world-first, the band will perform together in a streamed online show to the nation via the CompareTheMeerkat YouTube and Facebook Live on Friday 29 May 2020 at 20.00.

Julie Daniels, Head of Rewards at comparethemarket.com said: “We’ve been rewarding our customers with entertainment through Meerkat Meals and Meerkat Movies for a number of years – and music has been on our radar for a while. Kicking off with Take That, the line-up of headline artists who will perform on the Meerkat Music platform this summer will help lift the nation’s spirits at an incredibly challenging time.

“We are pleased to announce that Meerkat Music will partner with music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, which has been significantly impacted by the current crisis. The partnership will provide support to those affected by life-limiting illness, isolation or disability, through its nationwide network of highly skilled music therapists.”

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams have chosen to support Nordoff Robbins (with whom the band have a long-standing relationship), as well as the charity Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews, alongside this one-off streamed reunion performance.

Take That commented on the digital show: “This is a world first for us! Reuniting with our old friend online for a one-off performance! It’s always great getting back together with Robbie and we are really excited to be part of this unique show that everyone can enjoy from home. We are also delighted to be supporting Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation around this show, two charities very close to our hearts.”

Robbie Williams also commented: “I am really looking forward to performing with the boys again – it’s always a pleasure. Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation are both such brilliant charities and I’m thrilled to be supporting them around this show. If we can’t go to the stadium…we’ll bring the stadium to us.”

Sandra Schembri, CEO of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, said: “We’re really excited to be partnering with comparethemarket.com. At Nordoff Robbins we can see the vital role music plays in enriching the quality of life of those we work with, who are some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities. Given that during this time we’re all discovering the power of music to help lift our spirits and unite us, it makes real sense to join forces to spread the message that making music together really matters.”

For further information on Meerkat Music head to www.comparethemarket.com.