Music Therapy sessions fully funded
Thanks to our participants and fundraisers The Truants Foundation has raised enough money for our charity partners to make a measurable impact in the lives of young people.
“How are you planning on getting up to Donington this year?”
That moment saw the birth of the Heavy Metal Truants, and to say it’s been a remarkable journey is an understatement.
Just like our mascot our little cycle ride has evolved rather significantly since then. The first seven rides saw dozens upon dozens of cyclists come together to raise money for three fantastic charities that do truly immense work to improve the lives of children and young people: Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline.
In 2020 our next evolution would come as the world went into lockdown in the form of expanding the in-person ride to the virtual world, running & walking challenges, and a fourth worthy cause to join our charity beneficiaries in the form of Save The Children.
Add in friends and family who’ve supported them, the great and good of the music industry who have supported us, and you haven’t just got a proposition that has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds , but an organisation that’s the very essence of what heavy metal is all about. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fan, an agent, a manager, a promoter, a publicist, a record label, a media type or an artist: hills and sweat are a great equaliser, and the only thing that matters is that you’re out there with us.
It’s about more than just the physical challenge , though. Some years, we hold the Monster Rock Auction: a charity memorabilia auction that’s seen some truly unique and wonderful items donated countless bands and industry. When possible, we also hold Heavy Metal Curry nights with some truly stellar guests of honour. Heavy Metal Truants have evolved rather a lot over time too, but the only thing that hasn’t changed is the incredible generosity of the people who’ve supported our cause, and as we commence the ninth year of this journey I can honestly say it feels like we’re really just beginning.
We don’t stop at the finish line, to join or find out how else you can support hit us up.
– Alexander Milas
Meet The Crew
Heavy Metal Truants is about community – here are just a few of the legends who’ve joined us over the years