April 11, 2015
The Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust was established by Veronica Chambers in her maiden name of Awdry in honour of her father, the Reverend W. Awdry O.B.E. , best known for his creation of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories that continue to delight children and adults alike to this day (“including our grandson Billy – a great fan!” says THF Chairman Roger Kirk).
Among the aims of the Trust is encouraging young people’s musical education within a 25 mile radius of Newton Abbot. The Trust approached THF to seek further ways of fulfilling this aim and THF immediately saw how this shared aim could be met through THF projects within the schools in the area. THF was delighted to receive a grant of £3000 from the Trust last month and wishes to thank wholeheartedly the Trustees of the VACT for their generous support.