FR Charity of the Year

Our chosen charity for 2019 is  “Thornbury Area Youth Music”


In 2019 we are pleased to be supporting TAYM (“Thornbury Area Youth Music”)

Here is a little more information about them:

In 2012 the local authority announced that it was closing its Saturday morning music centre at Marlwood School, Alveston.  A charitable trust was set up over the summer and Saturday youth music carried on at Marlwood.  Since becoming independent, Thornbury Area Youth Music Trust has gone from strength to strength.

Today, they are based in Manorbrook School in Thornbury and more than 100 children from the age of 4-18 make music with us on a Saturday morning in term time, with groups ranging from early years to senior orchestra.

​Their innovative Let’s Play scheme is unique in the region and is introducing the next generation of youngsters to “proper” musical instruments.  With over 70 under-10s enjoying music on a Saturday, the future for youth music in our area is bright.

TAYM is run entirely by parent trustees and volunteers.  With the decline in musical opportunities in primary and secondary schools, it’s really important to them that all the young people of the area have access to music on their doorstep at affordable prices without having to travel further afield.

​Take a look at their website for further information:




Previously we have been delighted to be able to support a range of charities these have included:

 2018 – Dementia Connections

2017 – Winston’s Wish

2016 – Patchwork RDA

2015 – Homestart Stroud

2014 – Shine Together

2013 – Mums the Word Appeal

2012 Meningitis Trust