The difference you make

support wssoWSSO Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all our members, supporters, corporate sponsors, Trusts & Foundations and donors. Your commitment has enabled us to make some fantastic progress in our ongoing efforts to provide professional training and performance opportunities to as many young people in west of Scotland schools as possible, helping them to realise their full potential and removing barriers to participation. There is still much to be done, but with your support we are continuing to widen access, engage with more young people and make a significant and positive impact on the future of music-making in Scotland.

Donations in support of WSSO Trust activities

WSSO Trust is a registered charity which provides professional training and performance opportunities for school musicians.  Your donation will help us to provide opportunities at lower cost, to widen access and allow a greater number of young people to take part each year. Donations of £10 can be made via the University Online Shop. By making a donation you will be eligible for the following benefits;

  • Invitation to Showcase Concert reception
  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in WSSO concert programmes and on the WSSO Trust website (Please note: supporters may remain anonymous if preferred)

Make a Donation

Become a Friend of WSSO

Friends of WSSO are our valued supporters who, through a monthly contribution, help to enable our young members to realise their full potential. You can become a Friend of WSSO from as little as £5 per month. Simply get in touch and we’ll provide contact details for our Finance Office. Friends of WSSO are eligible for the following benefits;

  • Invitation to Showcase Concert reception
  • Regular e-newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in WSSO concert programmes and on the WSSO Trust website (Please note: supporters may remain anonymous if preferred)

Become a Friend of WSSO

Chair Sponsorship is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to your own favourite instrument. For as little as £300 annually, you can help to provide the highest quality experience for our members. All funds are used to enhance the quality of training offered and give our young musicians a first class educational experience.

Benefits of Chair Sponsorship include

  • Invitation to Showcase Concert reception
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • The chance to meet the musician on your chair
  • Acknowledgement in WSSO concert programmes and on the WSSO website

Symphony Orchestra Chairs for Sponsorship

  • The Leader
  • 2nd Violin
  • Principal Viola
  • Principal Cello
  • Principal Double Bass
  • Principal Flute
  • Principal Oboe
  • Principal Clarinet
  • Principal Bassoon
  • Principal French Horn
  • Principal Trumpet
  • Principal Trombone
  • Principal Percussionist

For more information, please contact us at info@wsso.org.uk or call 07967 004250.

Become a WSSO Chair Sponsor

Trusts, Foundations & Corporate Support

WSSO Trust gratefully acknowledges the support received from the following organisations. If you would like to support the work of WSSO Trust and help to provide professional training and performance opportunities for young people, please contact us at info@wsso.org.uk or call 07967 004250.

trusts, foundations and corporate support

We’d also like to thank to thank the following significant sponsors, who requested their generous donations to be made in the following names:

Paton Downie
Susan and Julian Pye
Ivy Young
Karen Young
Pauline Argondizza
Daphne Rollings
Steven and Helen Simpson
Ronald and Margaret Graham
Mr and Mrs E Macleod
Steven Boyd
Anna and Calum Morrison
Paula and Martin Taheny
Sara Lang
David Benedict

Kim and Gerry Findlay
Jean and Graham Gunn
David and Chris Crosley
Jean and Berwyn Morris
Ramsay and Ann Shields
Max Rodney
Ann Bredin
Ross Findlay
Melvin Berwald
Martyn Sakol
Una and Dominic Lynch
Mr and Mrs Kershaw
Capt. Neil Doyle

Sponsorship of orchestra players/chairs

Cello – Uddingston Grammar School
Principal Horn – Anonymous
Bassoon – David Gray
Principal Flute – Paul Reddish
Ella Ogilvy, Horn – Colin Suckling1st Violin – Andrew and Eilidh Hill
Clarinet Section – Anne and Michael Devlin
Orchestra Supporter – Dr Lynn Templeton
Orchestra and Double Bass Section – Family of Michael Stoakes

Sponsorship of the following orchestral scores was made possible by the kind generosity of a number of sponsors, who wished their generous donation to be made in the following names:

Enigma Variations, Elgar – Mrs M Hopkinson
Aladdin Suite, Neilsen – Elaine and Michael Murphy
Roman Carnival Overture, Berlioz – Oonagh McTeague

Sponsorship of Individual members was made possible by

Kat Heathcote and Iain Macneil
Anonymous