Reading Time: 2 minutes Young people with disabilities and complex learning difficulties will be making music with the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) thanks to a grant presented by Northants and Hunts Freemasons. The £23,000 Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) grant is in support of the Reach the Stars project, which aims to use music-making to develop communication … Read more
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Bandstand area is packed with families on a Sunday enjoying these bands. ‘The Friends’ have to finance a lot of the costs themselves and are always looking for donations. Geoff Lloyd the Area 1 Almoner was approached by Dave Brand from St Hilary Lodge who wondered if Cheshire Masons could help at all. Geoff spoke to his colleagues on the Area 1 committee and a donation of £200 was authorised, which Geoff and Dave duly presented at Vale Park.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A registered charity, the school is recognised and funded as a centre of excellence by the Department for Education under the Music and Dance Scheme, and is one of only nine residential schools nationally within the scheme. The school also receives financial support through the Education Funding Agency’s Dance and Drama Award Scheme for some of its post-16 students.