So much information all around us and so little time to absorb it all in this digital age. So it is with the Glass Sellers’ Charity Fund. It’s work often not acknowledged by many but just one project, Glass in Society, benefiting around 15,000 young people.
A slow, slow constant drip feed to make a difference and engage with people so that they want to know more.
On Tuesday 15 May a group of Glass Sellers and friends gathered at the Institute of Directors to hear first-hand the stories of just a few of our beneficiaries, the impact that the Charity’s’ support has made to the lives of their young people and school. Jo Moore from Vittorio Primary School, Islington outlined the amazing inspiration that their new microscopes were having on the children. Kulvinder Johal (Northbury Primary, Barking) added a touching note describing how desperately our assistance is needed by the school – earlier this year school budgets were so stretched that they couldn’t afford Blu Tack!
The sharing of glass related science equipment and ingenuity of its application to engage young people is inspiring. The delight of wonderment on a child’s face when they see things they had no prior imagination to comprehend urges one to want to do more.
We heard from Joon Yoon, winner of the Glass Sellers Beethoven Piano Prize 2017, of the value of our support. Joon has gone on to win the highly coveted Guildhall Gold Medal Prize competition which was held at Barbican Hall on 10 May. Joon will be performing for the Charity Fund on 10 October 2018 at The Grosvenor Chapel. Evidence that the support we give young people eventually comes full.
We are a small charity with massive impact. Limited only by the funds available we strive to get the message across for more financial support to continue our work across the board – promoting the use of glass in arts, crafts, science and technology and supporting education.
The next event will be in the City. Tuesday 17 July at the Butchers Hook and Cleaver, near Smithfield Meat Market for a Pie and Mash evening where we will learn about the ghosts and stories of the surrounding area over the centuries. The market dates back to the 10th century and is now London’s only remaining wholesale market. So, join us, learn more about our charitable goals and support our work.