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Closed 05/09/2021

114%
£1,147
raised of £1,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,147 to help the Sidney Lawton Trust

    Queen's College, Taunton
    Funded on Sunday, 5th September 2021

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    Story

    I've set myself a daunting musical challenge, to help more children access music lessons of their own. A couple of years ago, I heard about another music teacher taking eight music exams on one day (one of each grade) on eight different instruments! I thought that sounded like an amazing challenge and a lot of fun, and slowly decided that I would love to have a go. I'm using a different exam board and taking an Initial Grade as well as Grades 1-8 inclusive. The exam board says that this feat has never been attempted before. I will be taking:

    Initial Grade Trumpet, Grade 1 Classical Guitar, Grade 2 Trombone, Grade 3 Cello. Grade 4 Xylophone, Grade 5 Singing. Grade 6 Bassoon, Grade 7 Piano and Grade 8 Soprano Saxophone!

    I'm a professional musician and have been teaching for around 25 years; however, none of these instruments are my 'real' ones! With around six weeks to go, I need all the encouragement I can get!

    My friends, colleagues and school governors have been enormously supportive with helping me to raise the exam fees, lending instruments and music, and offering to accompany me for my exams. I hope I can make everyone proud by raising a huge amount of money.

    The Sidney Lawton Trust supports musicians by helping to fund lessons for those who would otherwise be unable to access them for financial reasons. The Trust also purchases all kinds of musical instruments which can be used by anyone in the school, and funds musical workshops/ opportunities for the benefit of all pupils.

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    • Estelle Jackson3 months ago
      Estelle Jackson

      Estelle Jackson

      3 months ago

      In case you haven't heard, my results were: Initial Grade Trumpet: Distinction (95) Grade 1 Guitar: Merit (85) Grade 2 Trombone: Distinction (90) Grade 3 Cello: Distinction (89) Grade 4 Xylophone: Distinction (87) Grade 5 Singing: Distinction (88) Grade 6 Bassoon: Merit (76) Grade 7 Piano: Pass (72) Grade 8 Soprano Saxophone: Merit (83)

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    • Estelle Jackson3 months ago
      Estelle Jackson

      Estelle Jackson

      3 months ago

      Thank you all! I set an original target of £200 but was hoping for £500 ultimately. That took a while... then thanks to some timely press attention, we blew through my next aspirational targets of £750 and £1000 so, so fast! While it has a life of its own, I'm going to give it everything I've got. I'm bemused at the attention, but know it is going to die down. I really enjoyed the learning experience. t was challenging, but I really don't think I have done anything exceptional. Just music practice. and I've been doing that since I was 6!

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    • Estelle Jackson3 months ago
      Estelle Jackson

      Estelle Jackson

      3 months ago

      Thank you for your amazing support! Five days to go... and I'm veering between trying to practise like mad, and trying to rest. Eek!

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    Page last updated on: 7/4/2021 15.04

    Supporters

    55

    • Liz and Tony Bell

      Liz and Tony Bell

      Jul 4, 2021

      Congratulations Estelle! An amazing achievement.

      £40.00

    • Alina

      Alina

      Jun 30, 2021

      Fantastic work!

      £10.00

    • Melissa

      Melissa

      Jun 30, 2021

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 29, 2021

      £20.00

    • Roger and Felicity Lambert

      Roger and Felicity Lambert

      Jun 29, 2021

      What a great effort- well played!

      £20.00

    • Julie Sheridan

      Julie Sheridan

      Jun 29, 2021

      Tremendous achievement

      £10.00

    • Liz Snailham

      Liz Snailham

      Jun 29, 2021

      Well done!

      £20.00

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    Estelle Jackson

    Estelle Jackson

    Queen's College, Taunton

    I'm a teacher of woodwind at two schools, and run my own private teaching practice from home. I love fundraising challenges, and past projects have included many concerts, a four-legged walk tied to my friends, a sponsored haircut, charity swims, the NCO Grade 1 Challenge.

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