BEARSDEN FIDDLERS PROUDLY PRESENTED THE BEATSON CANCER CHARITY WITH A CHEQUE FOR £3,000 AT OUR aNNUAL GENERAL MEETING. WE ARE THANKFUL TO OUR LOVELY, GENEROUS AUDIENCES OVER THE PAST YEAR WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO DONATE SUCH AN AMAZING SUM OF MONEY TO SUCH A DESERVING CHARITY!
Every year, bearsden fiddlers select a Charity for the season, and some of the money raised from concerts and other events goes towards supporting it. This year, our chosen charity is SISTEMA Scotland.
At our AGM at the end of each season, we present a cheque to our chosen charity.
Sistema Scotland is a charity on a mission to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland. We use participation in our Big Noise orchestra programmes to change lives by fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people taking part. This enables the children and young people to reach their full potential, leading successful and fulfilled lives. This philosophy has a knock on effect for their families and the wider community in general.
Our teams provide an intensive orchestral programme for school-age children and young people. We use a variety of immersive music teaching methods delivered during school time, after school and during the school holidays. We also provide opportunities for growth such as trips and residentials. Regular performances help to keep the wider community as involved as possible. There is no charge for the tuition, instruments, healthy snacks, trips and t-shirts.
Altogether there are around 2,000 children and young people engaging regularly with the three established Sistema Scotland centres. In addition to the Big Noise orchestras attended by children up to 11 hours each week, we run Baby Noise and Adult Noise programmes which enable the Sistema Scotland family to reach as many as possible in the communities where we are based.