We are continually fund-raising to support our work: without our many supporters we just wouldn’t exist!
The investment made in the young people we’re helping by our generous donors has significant impacts:
For example Lewis, now 21, a clarinettist and in his final year at the Royal College of Music told us:
When I found out I had actually managed to receive the top funding available for an award from you I began to believe a bit more in myself – that I had the ability to achieve great things if I just committed myself to it. This has stuck with me since (I have never been one for self confidence).
I have been mentored by Richard Hosford, principal clarinet at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, who is quite possibly the best, if the most severe, teacher I have ever had. My most prominent performance so far was with the RCM Philharmonic Orchestra in which I played first clarinet in Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony: and the clarinet was paid for by AYM!