AGM 2018

A note from our Chair, Darren Gibbons

After a successful AGM we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to.

We also had a change in our board members. We said goodbye from the board to Shirley Thomas, Michael Thomas, Kirsty Walker and Mike Bignall. However they will still all remain very much a part of VML and we would like to thank them for all of their work in getting us where we are today.

The board also gave the honorary role of Victoria Music Ltd President to Shirley Thomas in recognition of her years of support and achievements with us.

Our 2018/19 board is as follows

Robert Littler – CEO
Darren Gibbons – Chair
Michael Clark – Deputy Chair
Lynne Clark – Safe Guarding
Claire Barker – Treasurer
Lisa Littler – Trustee
Keith Walker – Trustee
Sara Gillies – Trustee
Eileen Felton – Fund Raising

We would like to also thank all of you. Without your support in performing or seeing our productions, attending one of our many groups, or giving so generously to our fund raising we simply wouldn’t exist.

Here’s to a great year ahead!

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New co-opted member

Victoria Music is proud to announce that at last nights Trustee meeting Kirsty Walker was co-opted onto the committee to utilise her experience and expertise in order for us to enhance the logistics of the charity and take the aims forward. Kirsty is a fountain of knowledge and will be a tremendous asset to our future, experienced in bid making she will help us to structure the charity so that we can move further into the community and into the wider area; encompassing arts in education as has been started this week by Rob Littler with the Vikings.

“I have worked with VML for 18 months now and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity. I have previous experience of running a charity with a large budget and multiple projects and also of fundraising, and I am very pleased to giving back to VML by helping them in this way”. Kirsty said.

Meet the Trustees : Lynne Clark

My name is Lynne Clark and I am 47 years old with 2 children. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare with additional experience and qualification working with special needs children. l have seen first hand what the charity has to offer through the work which they have done with my son and because of this I would like to see the charity grow in strength and become more widely known. This in turn would allow more people to benefit from what the arts have to offer and not just those with the means to pay.

I am currently the charity’s safeguarding officer and you can contact me here.

Meet the Trustees : Keith Walker

Hi , my name is Keith Walker. I am 53 years of age and I have 5 children. I am a photographer , DJ , and entertainer and I passionately believe that all children should have access to the performing arts regardless of their background and situation and I believe it benefits the children’s future and sense of belonging enormously. I film and edit many of the charity’s shows to ensure that they are recorded forever and that the participants can have a lasting memory of their achievements.

I am currently the charity’s media officer and you can contact me here