The earliest collection organised by prommers was after the death of Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1967, in his memory prommers bought flowers for the conductor and orchestra to wear at the Last Night of the Proms in 1968. The surplus from the collection was donated to the Sir Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children and the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund: beginning our long association with these two charities (now CLIC Sargent and Help Musicians UK).