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
23 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
20 January 2018
This concert raised a fantastic £762 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance
24 June 2017
This concert raised an amazing £915 for the children’s cancer charity Neuroblastoma UK
York Against Cancer
21 Jan 2017
At this concert a fantastic £756.31 was raised for York based charity York Against Cancer
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
24 Jan 2015
£520 was raised for the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal
18 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.
23 Jan 2010
£654 was collected for the DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal
14 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.