Hitting the High Notes

Congratulations to William S who raised over £800 for his two chosen charities by climbing Snowdon and playing his French horn once he reached the summit. William said: ‘The 3.5 hour walk up Snowdon was tough as I was carrying my 8kg French horn on my back. Despite the weather conditions at the summit not being great, and with the wind chill around -5 degrees, I gave a performance to a small audience, playing Wagner’s Horn Call. The two charities I am supporting are very important to me: Encore works to help young musicians and disabled musicians in Brighton where music is hard to access. I play with The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the donations will be helping us play at the BBC Proms in the summer. I aim to raise awareness of, as well as funds for, places where music is not available as I strongly believe that everyone has the right to access music.’