‘Edinburgh Science’s Generation Science programme brings unique experiences directly to primary schools across Scotland with an aim to inspire pupils to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). This year, Generation Science is back to in-person delivery with a choice of 8 shows and workshops. Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust supports the delivery of the Generation Science programme in West Lothian, the Highlands and Western Isles.’
“The support from Witherby’s has been instrumental in helping the Scotland Women’s U19 squad become the first female Scotland cricket squad to qualify for a World Cup. It allowed for more playing and coaching opportunities in the lead-up to the qualifying tournament that made a significant difference to the quality of cricket which was played. The players and staff are very grateful and would like to offer their sincere thanks to Witherby’s for investing in and supporting the Cricket Scotland Women’s pathway.”
Peter Ross, Head Coach, Scotland Women & U19 Girls
Photograph credit: ICC
West Lothian Fencing Club is the lowest cost fencing club in Scotland. Often regarded as an elitist sport due to the price of kit, private lessons and club fees, Kevin Milne, head coach and internationalist said:
“Fencing should be accessible to anyone and it’s for this reason that our club lends out kit and keeps fees low. Our club grew rapidly since opening and we ran out of what was already second-hand kit to lend! Fortunately, Witherby Charitable Trust gave us a grant which allowed us to buy electrical scoring boxes, body wires and some larger electric jackets. It has meant that we could welcome new members with well-fitted kit and support Scotland’s only wheelchair fencer, too.”
Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust has been a strong supporter of Nevis Ensemble in its aim to take music to everyone, everywhere helping the organisation in different parts of its activity since 2018.
Photograph by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan taken at Barra Airport.
The Witherby Arts Festival, funded by the Trust, was designed to showcase the work of emerging artists. Recognising how few professional opportunities there are during the pandemic, all musicians were paid for their contributions and provided with a professional quality video of their performances to aid in their future careers.
The Summer season has come to a close and pre winter training has begun in the Turnhouse Camp. We had a busy summer with a number of Personal Best performances and podium finishes. The depth and experience of the group has grown massively. Turnhouse Hammer Academy has certainly established itself as one of the top throwing groups in the UK.
We look forward to another year of success with Witherby.
West Lothian Junior Netters is a very popular growing junior club. With the help of funding from the Witherby Publishing Group Charitable Trust, they have been able to purchase some new equipment and netball dresses.
The additional equipment will really help the juniors to thrive and progress their abilities to the next level by allowing them to complete harder drills and challenges. The dresses will give the girls a better sense of identity and feel like part of a team.
So far we have been able to support primary schools through funding trips and sport equipment.
Supported a local nursery in building an outdoor play area .
Made a donation toward a fund for a bus for special needs
Supported a local school with funds for an outdoor sport/play area.
We have provided sponsorship in support of development at Cricket Scotland.
Supported a young athlete through travel and equipment bursaries.
Supported a Paralympian through providing necessary training equipment.
Provided travel and course fee bursaries to promising young musicians.
Supported a national non-auditioning childrens orchestra.
Support the change of learning from classroom visits to an online concert through an orchestra.
Support the change of learning from classroom visits to an online platform for a science festival.
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