Trusts, Foundations & Businesses

We gratefully acknowledge support towards our work from the following:

Anonymous (4), Albury & Hall, The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation, Battens Solicitors, Court Hill Wines, Harbour View Crematorium, Humphries Kirk, Love Cake Swanage, Perenco UK Ltd, Swanage Town Council, The Valentine Charitable Trust, Tom’s Field Camping & Shop, Wareham Art Club in memory of John Bowen.

Thanks to our Trustees & Volunteers

We value all who are members of our charitable company and especially those who serve as our Trustees, sit on our various working groups and/or help out on the day. 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 our volunteers at any of our events. We are a community-based organisation serving people in Purbeck.

Tim Arnold, Penny Barker, Helen Biles, Richard and Sandra Brown, Jay Buckle, Margaret Burdett, Eddie Burrows, Annie Campbell, Lisa Conway, Anne and Jonathan Easterbrooke, Mike and Rhiannon Eland, Charlotte Fereday, Emma-Louise Grinsted, Peter and Debbie Handy, Jenny Hawke, Jack Haworth, Mary Haysom, Sue Haysom, Charlotte Heath, Joan Ingarfield, Zoey and Fred Ingarfield, Sue Lansbury, Louise Leffler, Sebastian McEwen, Emma Ormond, Jan Sayers, Maurice Turner, Douglas Tweddle, and all those who help with stewarding, distributing our publicity and setting up Rollington Barn.

We have for many years reached out to young people and, with support from a range of valued funders, run workshops in many schools across Purbeck. Our young people benefit from the experience of our artists who lead these workshops and the opportunity to be creative, innovative and have fun! We will be celebrating their achievements in particular at our central exhibition area at Rollington Barn, near Corfe Castle We are also a partner with The Swanage & Purbeck Rotary and the Purbeck Instrument Loan Scheme (PILS) in the charity Purbeck Youth Music (PYM) to encourage more young people to make music www.purbeckyouthmusic.org

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 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, Mrs Andrew Bailey, Rex Bale, Sarah Bibra, Richard and Susie Bond, Jo and Tony Briggs, Richard and Sandra Brown, Jay Buckle, Margaret Burdett, Claire and Ted Carroll, John Challis, Neil Chapman-Blench, Susie Clark, Hugh and Lucy Cocke, Kate Cotton, John and Gillie Coverdale, Shelley Cranshaw, Stephen Dru-Drury, Nick and Joanna Dunn, Mike and Rhiannon Eland, Barbara Esam, Debbie and Jonathan Evans, John and Sabine Fairhall, James Farnham, Daryl Fielding and Roderick Watt, Nick Filbee, Miranda Fulleylove, James and Arabella Gaggero, Mark and Claire Gearing, Jane Glyn Davies, Peter Golob, 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 Johnson, Sheila Jolly, Cathy and Paul Kafka, Moira Laffey, Mari Larthe de Langladure, Rachel Lawton, Laura Leach, Liz Lefevre, the Lloyd family, Virginia Lynch, Jim and Margaret McAllister, Peter and Sue Morrison-Wells, Mary V Mullin, David and Sally Murch, Angela Myerscough, Emma Ormond and Douglas Tweddle, Christopher Parker, 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, Gill Sibthorp, Tony Smith, Tom and Ceridwen Sooke, Eric and Virginia Stobart, Giles and Sandra Sturdy, Jessica and Robin Sutcliffe, Sally Tattersall, Howard and Dilys Thomas, John Thraves, Tony Viney, Andrew and Beth White, Sue White, David and Linda Whitehouse, Sally Wilton and Gerald Witt, 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.

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