Trusts, Foundations & Businesses

We gratefully acknowledge support towards our work from the following:

Anonymous (3), The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation, Battens Solicitors, Court Hill Wines, Harbour View Crematorium, Jewson Ltd, Love Cake Swanage, Perenco UK Ltd, Swanage Town Council, The Valentine Charitable Trust, Tom’s Field Camping & Shop, Philippa Keeling Designs Limited.

Thanks to our Trustees & Volunteers

We value all who are members of our charitable company and especially those who serve as our Trustees and on our various working groups. We rely on such volunteers and remain rooted in our local communities. If you would like to help us in any way, please do get in contact with any of our artists at their studios or at our collective exhibition at Rollington Barn, or our volunteers at any of our events.

We are a community based organisation serving people in Purbeck.

Roy Aplin, Tim Arnold, Penny Barker, Anna Bowers, Richard and Sandra Brown, Jay Buckle, Margaret Burdett, Ali Burnett, Eddie Burrows, Annie Campbell, Sophie Dixon, Jenny Edward, Mike and Rhiannon Eland, Brendan Gallagher, Emma-Louise Grinsted, Peter and Debbie Handy, Jennifer Hawke, Jack Haworth, Mary Haysom, Sue Haysom, Charlotte Heath, Joan Ingarfield, Zoey and Fred Ingarfield, Sue Maclean, Lou March, Sue Lansbury, Louise Leffler, Sebastian McEwen, Emma Ormond, Jan Sayers, Maurice Turner, Douglas Tweddle, Mike White and all those who help with our brochure distribution, road signage and Rollington.

Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters

The PAW Festival also relies on its sponsors and advertisers. They not only show their support for our community but also for the enterprise, initiative and excitement we develop in young people across Purbeck.

We hope that we, in turn, provide good value and deliver on the projects we undertake. We print around 25,000 Brochures, which are distributed locally and further afield. Our Events Programme is also highly regarded and, along with the Brochure, can be kept as an interesting work of reference and enjoyment. Our Website and Facebook similarly have an extensive reach, and with events such as our series of Chamber Music in Purbeck Houses, we maintain an exposure throughout the year. Sponsors appear in our Brochure, Events Programme, on the web and also against specific events they are supporting where we may have additional programme notes.

Please support our advertisers and those who generously support our work:

The Valentine Charitable Trust
Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation

The Friends of PAW Festival

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following Friends and supporters of the Festivals over the past year (including several who prefer to remain anonymous):

Susan Adams, John Allcock, Rex Bale, Richard and Susie Bond, Jo and Tony Briggs, Richard and Sandra Brown, Jay Buckle, Margaret Burdett, John Challis, Neil Chapman-Blench, Susie Clark, Hugh and Lucy Cocke, Kate Cotton, John and Gillie Coverdale, Dr Peter Davenport, Stephen Dru-Drury, Nick and Joanna Dunn, Mike and Rhiannon Eland, Barbara Esam, John and Sabine Fairhall, James Farnham, Daryl Fielding and Roderick Watt, Nick Filbee, Miranda Fulleylove, James and Arabella Gaggero, Mark and Claire Gearing, Richard and Rosemary Gledhill, Peter Golob, Dr Adrian and Mrs Rosemary Gould, Martyn and Angela Harris, Sue Haysom, Charlotte Heath, Roger Higgins, Rosemary and Tim Hill, Don and Yvonne Hunter, Steve and Sue Hutchings, Sue Inge, Peter Jackson, Rachel James, Chris and Snowie Johnson, Sheila Jolly, Cathy and Paul Kafka, Natasha Kavanagh, Moira Laffey, Mrs M Larthe de Langladure, Rachel Lawton, Laura Leach, The Lloyds, Gordon MacPherson and Shelley Cranshaw, Jim and Margaret McAllister, Peter and Sue Morrison-Wells, Mary V Mullin, David and Sally Murch, Angela Myerscough, Emma Ormond and Douglas Tweddle, Simon and Meriel Parvin, Joanna Penley, Nicholas and Christylle Phillips, Lynn Power, Bill and Moira Purver, Mike and Jill Ross, Douglas and Sarah Ryder, Jan Sayers, Susannah and Bruce Selby Bennett, Alan Shrimpton, Peter and Gill Sibthorp, Tony Smith, Tom and Ceridwen Sooke, Margaret South, Eric and Virginia Stobart, Giles and Sandra Sturdy, Sue Sudbury and Hugh Chignell, Jessica and Robin Sutcliffe, Sally Tattersall, Howard and Dilys Thomas, John Thraves, Tony Viney, Sue White, David and Linda Whitehouse, Barry and Jenny Wilson, John and Gill Wood, Elisabeth Woodthorpe, Andrew Wright, Anne and Les Wright, the Wynn-Evans family, Sarah Yeung.

By joining the Friends you will help us:

  • Encourage young artists across Purbeck
  • Maintain a quality Festival and attract international artists, some of whom run workshops and give talks that inform and encourage others
  • Keep ticket prices low so that young people in particular can come to many of our events for just £2
  • Encourage all artists of all capabilities across our communities to work together.

We keep Friends informed of our plans and send Newsletters so you can plan in advance. We also offer Friends advance notice and priority booking for events likely to sell out and we invite you to special events, such as our winter programme of Chamber Music in Purbeck Homes. As part of the Winter 2020 series we thank Susannah and Bruce Selby Bennett, Norman Hayward, Dr Philip Mansel and the National Trust for allowing us to make music in their houses at Slepe Green, Creech Grange, Smedmore and Kingston Lacy.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend of PAW.