Youth music charity B Sharp seeking new chairman

Current chairman of the trustees, Hannah Lovegrove, is stepping down after four years with the charity

THE popular Lyme Regis-based music charity B Sharp is looking for a new chairman of trustees.

Current chairman Hannah Lovegrove is stepping aside to focus on developing her skin care and therapy business Lovegrove Essentials.

The board of trustees are keen to find an individual who can take the reins to support chief executive Ruth Cohen and help shape B Sharp’s next exciting phase at it approaches its 12th year.

B Sharp is highly-esteemed for providing exceptional music-making opportunities to young people in West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset, to help build their musical ability, confidence, life skills, and to encourage them to contribute to their community.

Evidence shows that the B Sharp model of music-making has a significant impact on young people’s personal, emotional and social development.

The focus for the next three years is to maintain and develop the existing music workshop programme in Lyme Regis and Bridport, and to develop the programme in a wider area to reach more young people, as well as developing targeted work with young people who are vulnerable.

This will include working with world-class musicians in partnership with local cultural organisations to provide young people with exciting musical experiences and performance opportunities, as well as developing the capabilities of our music leader team. 

Ms Lovegrove commented: “It’s been such a privilege to work with B Sharp over the last four years, and to help to steer it through some major changes.

“I’m pleased to be able to say that the board and management team have delivered on all our objectives and I’m leaving B Sharp in a strong position to provide this much-needed service to our young people over the coming years.”

To find out more about B Sharp and the board of trustees, email or call Hannah on 07971 434336 or the B Sharp office on 07947 334 138.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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