THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE'S - Charity Fundraising

The Academy of St Olave’s often uses concerts for charity fundraising

Charity Fundraising and Audience Donations

The Academy often chooses a charity to support and audiences have also donated generously to collections held at many of our concerts.

St Olave's Church & York Flood Disaster Fund

St Olave's Church Exterior23 Jun 2018
An amazing £1269 was raised for St Olave’s Church

23 Jan 2016
£420 was collected for the St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs Fund and the York Flood Disaster Fund. There were additional donations of £1,200 for the church roof repairs via the link on our blog.

21 Jan 2012
Over £600 was collected for the St Olave’s Church Roof fund.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance logo20 January 2018
This concert raised a fantastic £762 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

St Leonard's Hospice

St Leonard's Hospice Logo23 September 2017
At this concert £653 was raised for St Leonard’s Hospice.
22 June 2013
At this concert £678 was raised for St Leonard’s Hospice.

Neuroblastoma UK

Neuroblastoma UK logo24 June 2017
This concert raised an amazing £915 for the children’s cancer charity Neuroblastoma UK

York Against Cancer

York Against Cancer logo21 Jan 2017
At this concert a fantastic £756.31 was raised for York based charity York Against Cancer


SASH Logo24 Sep 2016
At this concert £333.33 was raised for York based charity SASH

19 Jan 2013
This concert raised a marvellous £650.02 for SASH

Charity Fundraising

Jessie's Fund

Jessie's Fund Logo
25 Jun 2016

This concert raised £685.15 for Jessie’s Fund

27 Jun 2015
This concert raised a brilliant £1000 for Jessie’s Fund – 20th Anniversary

18 Jan 2014
This concert raised an amazing £1175 for Jessie’s Fund

15 Jan 2011
£465.55 was collected for Jessie’s Fund

Save the Children

19 Sep 2015
This concert raised £325 for the Save the Children Child Refugee Crisis Appeal

Disasters Emergency Committee

DEC Ebola logo

24 Jan 2015
£520 was raised for the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal

pakistanfloodsappeal18 Sept 2010
A staggering £1,132 was raised for the DEC Pakistan Floods Appeal.
The Academy donated all proceeds from the concert and also held an audience collection.

DEC Haiti Earthquake23 Jan 2010
£654 was collected for the DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal

Martin House

Martin House14 June 2014
£457 was raised for
Martin House Good Night’s Sleep Appeal

The Ian Theakston Memorial Trust

Ian Theakston was a familiar figure to all involved in York’s many musical events before his untimely accidental death in 1994. He was well known to his audiences and well loved by the musicians with whom he played. In particular he was a great friend of The Academy, playing his bass whenever we needed strengthening and giving generously of his time and knowledge in writing wonderfully researched programme notes for us over several years – they were the only notes that ever gave due prominence to the part played by the basses!

A charitable trust was set up to enable Ian’s contribution to music to continue, with the aim of making annual awards to young musicians in the area, particularly double bass players, to help them with their instrumental studies. The hope is that the fine tradition of orchestral playing in this area will be able to prosper and Ian’s memory will live on.

The concert on Saturday 16 September 1995 was in aid of the Ian Theakston Memorial Trust.