Budehaven’s Thomas wins Musical Achievement Award

This year’s Award Ceremony of the SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Award for Musical Achievement was held at the SWSW offices at 8 Ocean View Road, Bude on Saturday 15th July.

The Trustees were delighted to receive several nominations this year and on Saturday the outright winner was announced as pianist/composer Thomas Marples, age 16, a pupil at Budehaven Community School.  Tom received a cheque to the value of £100, with runner up Elowen Cholerton, violinist age 9, receiving a cheque for £50.  All nominees received a £10 book token together with a certificate.

The Award was presented by Heather Bolitho, widow of the late John Bolitho , co-founder of the Award.

To round off the ceremony a cream tea was served to all the parents of the nominees together with their Music Teachers who had also been invited.

To learn more about SWSW and it’s work in the Community please see the website.  Nominations for this Award are accepted all year round and the information, notes and application form can also be found on the website.

Pictured from left to right: Judyth Gwynne Chairman SWSW, runner up Elowen Cholerton, (9), nominee Arne Hamer, (12) and 2017 Winner, Thomas Marples (16)

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