Businesses are supporting a musical charity trust that gets people in the district, especially younger people, more involved in performing and appreciating music.
The Great Bowden Recital Trust provides funding for instrumental and vocal tuition to young people in south Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire.
The charity runs choirs and ensembles for young people and adults, as well as organising workshops, trips, recital concert tours and annual competitions.
Cottingham-based public relations agency LE16 Communications and Harborough dental practice 2th Dental are sponsoring the trust for the next two years.
Jane Smith, a director of LE16, and Ed Moncrief, director of 2th Dental, are both members of the trust’s sax choir and jazz and swing band.
Trust chief executive Andrew Cartwright said: “We are delighted that Jane and Ed are supporting the trust, both personally and financially.
“Having this committed funding in place will really help us plan ahead and continue to develop new and interesting programmes.
“We are also pleased to have LE16 Communications’ professional support to help let people know what we’re up to and how they can get involved.”
The trust is currently seeking young people to apply for its annual Junior X Factor contest. Find out more about the contest at www.gbrecitaltrust.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.