Hucknall Music Project hits top marks with £350 donation from Councilor
The money, donated by Earl Lee Waters (Ash Ind) comes from Nottinghamshire County Council’s divisional fund and will be used to purchase new instruments, as well as music lessons for young people in Hucknall.
The award-winning ensemble is a community music organization, formed in 2010 and its philosophy is to ensure that live music is accessible to everyone.
It offers local groups and charities the opportunity to hold fundraising events using music, as well as providing a musical backdrop to events and gatherings in the Hucknall community.
Coun Waters, who represents Hucknall South at County Hall, presented the check to the students at the set.
He said: “The Torkard Academy is doing a wonderful job for the young people of Hucknall.
“I was delighted to visit them and hear about the great work they are doing.
“This is just one of the community organizations I’m supporting this year and I couldn’t be happier.
“At a time when the cost of music lessons is skyrocketing, here is an organization that is doing a brilliant job of ensuring young people of all backgrounds have access to music.”
Mat Davis, from Torkard Academy, added: “The lockdown has had a detrimental impact on our organization, but we are coming out of it bigger and stronger.
“We would like to thank Earl Waters for this kind donation.
“We look forward to performing at a community event near you.
“Anyone is free to join us as we make music for the masses at Hucknall.”
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