2020/21 Scholars Fundraising

Featured

2020 Scholarship
The 2020 SPAB Scholarship fell victim to the Covid-19 Lockdown and was postponed a week prior to the three scholars embarking. The 2020 Scholars are:

Amy Redman – Architect

Libby Watts – Architect

Lucy Newport – Structural Engineer

2020 Scholars fundraising route sketch

2020 Scholars Fundraising
We are delighted that the three Scholars are undertaking a fundraising walk on behalf of the DST through the Lake district, beginning on the 2nd September. 116km and 16 church visits over 4 days. 


You can follow their efforts and sketches on their Instagram. 

We also very much hope that you may be able to support them with their target and find further details via their fundraising page on JustGiving.

The Pandemic has had far reaching effects for all of us, our friends and our loved ones. For the three scholars, this came as a further blow after leaving the security of their employment and accommodation ready for nine months on the road. In order to be able to offer support to the Scholars and to ensure (that financially at least) they are able to undertake a SPAB Scholarship in 2021, the DST has set up a fund specifically in response to the Covid impacts on the 2020 Scholarship. 

Save the date – 2020 Bristol AGM & Gathering

Dear Members and Friends,


We sincerely hope that you, your loved ones and your livelihoods are keeping as well as possible under the current circumstances. 
To offer some anticipation beyond the lockdown, we also write to ask that you ‘Save the date’ for this years DST AGM and Gathering. 
The AGM will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 12th September 2020 in Bristol. 
We will of course monitor restrictions on events as the coming months unfold, but we remain optimistic and will continue to develop the Agenda and visits – details of which will follow, along with booking information. 
Please spread word to other members that you know, who we may have missed, or cannot be contact via email. 


We greatly look forward to gathering with all of you then, but in the meantime, please keep well.

The Lime Cycle

Coniston to Kelmscott Cycling Fundraiser 2019

SPAB Lethaby Scholars 2016, Tríona Byrne, Declan Cahill and Gethin Harvey are putting the sketchbooks down to complete the expedition on two wheels. Accompanied by Conor Meehan (Scholar 2013), and hopefully other past Scholars and friends, the team will be undertake a 377km fundraising cycle from the grave of John Ruskin at St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston to the grave of William Morris at St. George’s Church, Kelmscott, from 19th April to 21st April 2019.

The Team would be extremely grateful for any sponsorship that you may be able to offer and know that all of this will go towards the Trusts goal of supporting two bursaries on the scholarship in the future. Please visit their Just Giving Page to Sponsor them.

Keep up to date with the journey as it progressing on twitter @SPAB1877

Save the Date – AGM and Gathering 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Trust’s AGM and Annual gathering is to be held in and around the South Downs National Park on Saturday 7th September 2019.

As usual, the AGM will be preceded by a day of interesting visits and followed by a formal evening dinner; to be held at West Dean College, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

We have a few more items to confirm before we are able to send out the itinerary and booking information.  More information on this years gathering will be posted on the Events page.

Final preparations for the Great Thames Row

Avast there!

Greetings to all the crew and dedicated supporters of the Stella who will be taking part in our week-long voyage down the Thames.  Many thanks to all of you who have helped to make this a reality!

We have now published the final itinerary – all details of pick-up and drop-off points, camping spots and watering holes are correct at time of going to press.  We have also included details of who is rowing when. There are still refinements to be made to this schedule, but it looks like we will be rowing at full capacity almost every day!

We start tomorrow morning (Tuesday), with a photo-shoot courtesy of John Lawrence, at Kelmscott Manor before 7am, and finish with a reception at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith on Bank Holiday Monday at around 4pm, to which you are all very cordially invited.  You can also follow our progress on Twitter using @greatthamesrow, or you can follow our live Twitter feed on the Dance Scholarship Trust website homepage.

We do have a number of lunch-dates and dinners arranged along the river throughout the week.  If you find that you are nearby at any point, do call us and we will integrate you into our programme!

We look forward to seeing you on board or at Hammersmith.

Best wishes, Hugh (SPAB Scholar 2009)