The Appeal will be launched at a lunchtime event at Atlantic College, on Sunday (March 18). The Master of the Company, Professor Gillian Davies DL, will invite Founder Master Captain Sir Norman Lloyd–Edwards to describe the history of the work of the Company, the building up of the Charitable Trust and the Company’s work to date.
Hugh Thomas will then outline the plans for raising new funds from Liverymen, companies, trusts and institutions in Wales to enable the Livery Company to expand the number of scholarships they are able to give annually over the next ten years. The Company currently awards £50,000 annually.
Speaking about the Silver Jubilee Fundraising Appeal, The Master of the Company, Professor Gillian Davies DL, said: “We are delighted to be able to mark a significant anniversary with the Silver Jubilee Appeal. One of our primary aims is to promote education in the arts, science and technology. Our aim is to assist in the development of skills and associated professional activities of our young people in Wales, so I am very pleased to launch the appeal and give back to the community.”
At the event, two £500 awards will be presented to students of Atlantic College to assist them with the community projects which they are undertaking as part of their International Baccalaureate course. The first to be awarded is Eve Sharples for her community project, ‘Working with the Bardsey Island Bird Observatory’, and the second to Joshua McCarthy for his community project, ‘Improving the lives of autistic children at St Illtyd Primary School’.
There will also be the opportunity to meet former award winners who will perform or talk about their work.
The lunch will include a recital from Caitlin McKee, who received awards from the Company in 2011 and 2015. Whilst at Trinity St David, Caitlin received a £1,000 performing arts travel scholarship to Rio Grande University in 2011, and then a £500 bursary at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2015. Caitlin is now a professional singer/actress.
Tickets for the event are £35 each and £25 for individuals under 16. Liverymen, their guests and families are all welcome. Non-Liverymen interested in attending the lunch should contact the Clerk, WLCoW on 02920 551482 or firstname.lastname@example.org