|Jon Hayward Memorial Trust|
Annual Update, June 2013
Huge thanks to our regular supporters Ann and Chris for all your generous donations this year. This year we have registered with the HMRC for tax purposes (separate from charity registration) so we can now take GiftAid on donations.
Many thanks to the members of the recently disbanded Much Wenlock Ladies Choir for their very generous donation from their funds. They wanted to donate to charities that were preferably local and musical in nature so the charity fitted their remit well.
Thank you to the Sunday morning sessions at the Birchmeadow in Broseley, for the donation from your raffle in March.
Thank you to Bob Hadley for the donation of two more beautiful fiddles.
This year we passed the milestone of having provided a total of 100 bursaries over the last five years!
Over the course of this year we have provided bursaries for 29 children at 15 schools across the county, with two more possibly applying for this last term.
Seven of the children are in Year 6 this year, so are having their final bursaries from us this time. We have funded most of these children for two to three years. One boy we have funded for three years has just passed his Grade 1 keyboard. We also enabled one girl to attend the Shropshire Orchestral Music Course in February, by paying half the fees.
The spread of instruments played this year has been:
10 keyboard/piano players
1 flautist who passed her Grade 1 with distinction last term
Our total payments this year are set to be just under £3000.
Schools have reported children playing in school productions, and one school has set up a regular music evening for the children to perform to parents. As one school put it when thanking us for our support; in these difficult times for some parents it helps them give their child an opportunity they may never have had.