We thank The Land of Oak & Iron for their unfailing support, and for their help with our advertising. Our handbell group Bells Up recently rung there and had a great time.

A big thank you to the CAF Tourle Foundation Fund for their brilliant donation, which goes towards supporting our Community Orchestra - fantastic!

Many thanks to the William Webster Trust for their kind donation of £1,000 for sheet music for the Chase Notes choir and new handbells for Bells Up. 

Our grateful thanks to Gateshead Music Hub and Gateshead Council for the generous use of the viols without which our unique Whickham Viols ensemble would not be possible.

Many thanks to Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland for their help in obtaining a Comic Relief grant of £1,000 for our hand-bell group Bells Up.

A great big thanks to the folks at Aviva and to all of our friends who voted for us. Thanks to the many nominations we received, Aviva Community Fund has awarded CMWS £1,000 to revive old instruments for the use of our students.


This will enable us to bring damaged or worn musical instruments back to life so that they can be used again to create beautiful music.

Thanks to Gateshead Council's Whickham North Local Community Fund for a grant that went to instrument repair and new music for our musicians!

We would also like to thank the following groups and individuals:


Joyce & David Murray for the kind donations gratefully received in memory of Joyce Crawford.

St Mary's Parish Church Whickham and Holy Trinity Church Swalwell for all their support.

Mr. Alan English

The Community Foundation

Whickham Rotarians

The James Knott Foundation

Mr Tony Bowler of Hounddog, Whitley Bay

Team Valley Printers

Mike Coleman at Core Music Hexham for the loan of instruments.

Barclays Bank for the donation of 500 pens.

Dr Jonathan Harness for the loan of a piano at many events