Last week Immediate Past Master Colin Tiffin and his consort represented the Company at the annual service of King Edward's Witley, a school that we support via music bursaries. The service was at St Bride’s off Fleet Street which if you have not been is a delightful light and airy church with a great atmosphere. It is attended by The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress together with most of the pupils and the school choir.
The choir are of an extremely high standard and the organ voluntary of Toccata, Symphony no5 op42 was performed by a school sixth former. What we heard confirms our support for music bursaries at the school.
We retired to The Guildhall for a buffet lunch where I was able to chat with the Director of Development Lesley Humphreys and her assistant Connie Sturgess both of whom were complimentary of our continued support for the school activities.
In passing the Lord Mayor , Peter Estlin, who was a pupil at the school and a Governor, thanked the Needlemakers for their support.
It was an opportunity to keep the company in contact with the school and ensure that we are recognised for our contribution.