Welcome to Sound Waves South West web site
Sound Waves South West (SWSW) is an independent charity registered in 2000. Its activities extend across North and East Cornwall and North West Devon. The charity provides:
1. Music Therapy for children delivered by State Registered Music Therapists in the SWSW catchment area
2. A free Instrument Loan Scheme (ILS) to school children having music lessons within the SWSW catchment area
3. An annual Award to a music student who has shown exceptional improvement under difficult circumstances
4. Annual music and/or dance Workshops for Schools with professional musicians enabling children to experience culturally diverse music
The 2015 SWSW ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING was held on Tuesday 14th April at The Falcon Hotel, Bude. The outgoing Treasurer Ruth Compton, pictured on the right below, was thanked for her hard work and Jackie Haughton, pictured left, was welcomed as the new SWSW Treasurer.
2015 SWSW AWARD. The deadline has now passed for this year's applications for the Maggie Perryman/John Bolitho Award.
The 2015 Award winner will be announced on 13th July and the presentation will be made on 18th July. The first Award winner in 2012, Becky Bailey, is pictured below receiving her £100 cheque.
Our last Annual Christmas Coffee Morning held at the Old Vicarage, Morwenstow on Thursday 18th December 2014 raised £710 for Sound Waves South West. Very many thanks to everyone who contributed and especially to our hosts Jill and Richard Wellby. Joy and Malcolm Topham, who have organised the choir for the event for the past 14 years are now moving out of the area and were thanked for all their help over the years. Pictured below are Malcolm Topham (back left) Joy (front left), Judyth Gwynne (chairman in the centre) and Jill Wellby.
Very grateful thanks to all our major funders in 2013-2014, which include;
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, SFIA Educational Trust Ltd, the Duchy Health Charity, The Blanchminster Trust, Wessex Youth Trust and the Barnstaple and North Devon Dispensary Fund