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Weʼre raising £12,000 to Please help us raise £12,000 to send Amber - a hugely talented 10 year old girl who cannot afford the fees - to Wells Cathedral Music school

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Please help us raise £12,000 to send Amber - a hugely talented 10 year old girl who cannot afford the fees - to Wells Cathedral Music School.

When she was 6 years old Amber Checkland went along to her friend's piano lesson and fell in love with the instrument. The teacher agreed to take her on for free as she knew her single parent mum could not afford the lessons.

Despite having no piano at home, practising only on an unweighted keyboard and whenever she could be fitted in at the local community centre, she has achieved extraordinarily.

Now only 10 years old she has Grade 5 Piano and Music Theory and Grade 4 Singing. Outside music she is loved for her bright and sunny personality, maturity for her years and positive outlook - even though she has been through 3 years of hard and painful family troubles. Anger and violence have been a distressing part of almost all her childhood.

In addition Amber is a keen sprinter and won the 100 metres representing Brighton and Hove.

Wells Cathedral Music School were charmed by her and believe she will flourish in their unique environment. She will be able to board there and her musical skills will receive due attention.

Please help us raise the £12,000 needed to give her a chance of great possibilities in life.

Funds raised go straight to the school's bank account to pay for Amber's fees.

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