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French Horn Giveaway Leads to Annual Event

by Administrator 3. December 2010 10:59

THE response to our appeal for a deserving musician was fantastic; evident that there are not only some very special players who are examples to us all, but also so many very caring and supportive teachers and parents.

A very kind customer wanted us to find a good home for a Yamaha French horn they had donated. Reading the emails that we received was often a moving experience.

It was extremely hard to come up with a single winner amongst so many worthy nominations, so we took the decision to push the boat out and add something ourselves.

In addition to the original donated French horn, we sent out seven of our own instruments to support some wonderful young people. All of the recipients have, in various ways and sometimes in difficult circumstances, shown themselves to be dedicated to their music and an example to those around them.

A big thank you to all those of you who took the trouble to send in a nomination. It is our regret that wasn't possible to accede to all the suggestions.

As this was such a moving experience for us, we have decided to make this an annual process to be repeated every December!

Some of the responses we received from winners:

"Thank you so much for the wonderful news that you are donating a French Horn to one of my pupils. I know the family will be so pleased and I am sure that Josh will put it to good use. Thank you once again"

"That's fantastic news! Just in time for Christmas."

"Many thanks for your generosity in this. I know one of our children has been offered one & his parents are thrilled as I know he will be on Christmas morning when he receives it!"

"Thank you so much for the French Horn. It arrived early this morning and is now with its new owner, who is over the moon. It has certainly cheered Alexander up as he has been quite poorly recently. Mum was also really thrilled and asked me to convey her thanks. Many thanks and Best Wishes for Christmas."