We provide practical support for young musicians up to the age of
18 years, especially those whose families have limited means.
Robert Bouffler always recognised the value of helping amateur
musicians to strive for their full potential, and the Trustees will
consider all requests for help, whether or not a professional career
in music is the objective.
You can read more about our work here.
Our memorable year as a chosen charity of Cllr Pat Cannon, chief
executive of Tandridge District Council has ended with a presentation
of a cheque for £6,000. This amazing amount was generated over the
past twelve months at various events promoted by Tandridge DC.
A number of Bouffler young musicians attended these events and
performed to huge acclaim. The Trustees attended events too, and were
also able to raise the profile of the Trust with a presentation about
Robert Bouffler, and the Trust to Tandridge Voluntary Services. The
Trust was represented at a Civic Reception and a Civic Service, but
the big event of the year was the St Patrick’s Day Charity Ball, a
sell-out at Surrey National Golf Club where a significant sum was
raised, notably through an impressive auction and raffle. Four of our
Young Musicians performed at the Charity Ball too – Madeline and
Matilda sang, Nadine played the Maple Street Rag, and was then joined
by Stephen, who amused the large audience by singing “The Gas
Man Cometh”, finishing with the ever-popular O Sole Mio. Various
other fund raising events were held, from Christmas Lights Switch-on
events, a wine-tasting evening, and a Jive Aces concert. So it’s been
a wonderful year for the Trust, both financially and in terms of the
profile of the Trust. More then anything, it means that in East
Surrey, the music-making continues for our Young Musicians.
Our photo shows our Chair, Katherine Saunders, and our Hon
Treasurer, Viv Edwards, receiving the huge cheque from Cllr Pat
Cannon and his consort Jill.