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£50,000 to promote education and culture in Burnley
7:00am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
MORE than £50,000 is set to be dished out this year from a charity fund established by a Burnley brewery magnate.
Philanthropist Edward Stocks Massey bequeathed £135,000 when he died in 1909, and each year his legacy has funded either education, or cultural, development across the borough.
The Burnley Municipal Symphony Orchestra and Burnley Junior Silver Alliance Band will each receive £500, and The Rose School £1,000 for the continuation of a popular breakfast club.
Burnley Schools Orchestra will use part of a £1,500 award for a trip to the Royal Albert Hall for a major concert.
And author Steve Chapples is being handed £100 towards his new book ‘Over 200 Years of Celebrities in Burnley’.
The Stocks Massey lecture series once again benefits, as do family-friendly activities at Towneley Hall, and a community events programme at Burnley Mechanics.
Burnley Belvedere FC has been allocated £400 for starting two new adult teams, and Mid Pennine Arts will use £500 towards repairs to the Land Giant willow sculpture beside the M65.
Another £7,000 will be given out in December, through higher education scholarships.
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