When talented young Nona Lawrence decided to work towards her Scouts fundraising badge, she chose to support Jessie’s Fund, with help from her equally talented family. She invited family and friends to a ‘Musical Tea Party’ and planned a very varied programme of music ranging from Bach to a new composition by her brother, and ending with folk music. She told us
We had a lovely afternoon, luckily the sun shone so people were able to wander into the garden between our slots of music. I enjoyed the variety of our programme, but it was quite nerve wracking playing to such an intimate and musical audience! I particularly liked playing the Poulenc [trio for trumpet, horn and tuba] with my Dad and Stan, my brother, and also it was fun playing folk music at the end; everybody started to dance!
Guests were clearly very appreciative: not only did they contribute a total of £620 to Jessie’s Fund, but they were also extremely complimentary:
‘I had a fab afternoon with great food and wonderful music. Big shout to Stan for his composition, which was sublime’
‘I just loved it so much. You are all so talented and the diversity of what you presented was just incredible. I couldn’t think of a lovelier way of spending a Sunday afternoon.’