Norwich music charity celebrates £1,000 funding boost from arts society

Sistema in Norwich has received a £1,000 donation from the Norwich Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Sistema in Norwich has received a £1,000 donation from the Norwich Decorative and Fine Arts Society.Liz Pierce, the society’s chairman presented Marcus Patteson, director of Sistema in Norwich, with the cheque after the society’s January meeting at the John Innes Conference Centre. Photo: Paul Venn. - Credit: Paul Venn

A Norwich charity which aims to inspire children through music is celebrating a funding boost.

Sistema in Norwich has received a £1,000 donation from the Norwich Decorative and Fine Arts Society which has chosen Sistema as its charity for 2016. The funds will be used to pay for tutor time and instruments and will support Sistema in Norwich's work with older children aged 11 to 16.

Liz Pierce, the society's chairman presented Marcus Patteson, director of Sistema in Norwich, with the cheque after the society's January meeting at the John Innes Conference Centre.

She said: 'The society's purpose is to broaden the knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and fine arts, but each year we support arts projects for young people in the Norwich area. This year the society is very pleased to donate to Sistema in Norwich to help them develop their superb work.'

Mr Patteson said: 'We are so grateful to receive such a large donation towards our work. We want to be able to get many more schools and children involved in what we do and that means raising the funds to be able to do that, particularly to support the older children as they move on from primary school. There lots of ways to help from attending our events, to donating or deciding to sponsor one of the school orchestras.'

Sistema in Norwich is the city's civic charity this year and there are lots of events planned to raise funds to support its work.

For more details of these events, the work of Sistema in Norwich, and how you can support the charity, visit www.sistemanorwich.org.uk