Project information

Roy Green Channel Swim Fund

Roy Green has chaired Warrington Youth Orchestra for many years but he has never swum the English Channel. In January 2018 he will swim the virtual Channel (22 miles) to raise money for the Orchestra to spend in 2018 on what it does best - provide musical opportunities to Warrington's young people!

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd

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  • Need


    "Countless studies throughout the world have PROVED that children do better in their other subjects if they study music and play an instrument. We are lagging behind countries like China that have recognised this and where children playing instruments and studying music in school is the norm." - Julian Lloyd Webber

    "Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young." - Aristotle


    Formally, Warrington Youth Orchestra's objectives are "to help young people, especially but not exclusively through musical activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society".

    Funds raised will enable the Orchestra to provide greater opportunities to schoolchildren from the Warrington area to learn an orchestral instrument and make music with other young musicians in a supportive environment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise money to support the activities of the Warrington Youth Orchestra in the calendar year 2018


    » Roy Green will swim the virtual English Channel (22 miles) in January 2018

    What success will look like

    The annual trustees report will provide details of the funds raised by Roy's initiative and how they have been used during 2018.

  • Impact


    Warrington Youth Orchestra has been in existence for well over 40 years and this fund-raising project will contribute to the ongoing security of the charity. More importantly, while we cannot guarantee any long term changes, the evidence suggests that learning to play an instrument and participation in music making helps with children's well-being, development and motivation to learn, providing skills and maturity they will carry with them for life.


    The orchestra's main expense is its dedicated music staff and the main risk to the ongoing provision of beginners and junior groups, together with Chamber and Symphony orchestras, relates to attracting sufficient funding to continue the current level of support.


    Via the annual trustees report, regular newsletters and at

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Music staff Music staff provision (covers 8 music staff for 2 Saturday mornings)
  • Background


    Bridgewater High School Upper, Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington


    We cater for young musicians from absolute beginners to Grade 8 in a range of ensembles during term-time rehearsals on Saturday mornings, 9.30 - 12.00 at Bridgewater High School, Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Warrington Youth Orchestra continues to provide a variety of groups for approx. 130 members of both primary and secondary school age:
    - 2 levels of beginner strings groups
    - Beginner brass and woodwind groups
    - Junior and Pre-chamber strings groups
    - Chamber orchestra
    - Symphony orchestra

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Roy Green

    Roy has chaired Warrington Youth Orchestra for as long as anyone can remember