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Thanks to our donors and how to make your donation to the RWA

Funding is our major need

It was one individual's kind deed, a small dedicated donation, that inspired Richard Moore, founder of the Friends of Rye Wurlitzer charity, to create the Rye Wurlitzer Academy (RWA). Richard's vision was that everything should be FREE to the students. Every student would be given a FREE home practise organ (kindly donated by local supporters), FREE music, and above all else, FREE tuition with a professional music teacher. Of course, whilst these benefits are free to the students, there is still a cost to the organisation, the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. We believe the Academy is the only project of its kind in the entire world. The RWA has achieved great things in a short space of time, but in order for this valuable scheme to be able to continue, we need to find reliable sources of funding, which will transform our project into a permanent feature and will allow it to grow in so many ways. If you feel able to offer financial support to this scheme, taking our musical heritage to new generations, please use one of the links below. There are four ways in which you could donate: You could choose to make a one-off donation via the PayPal secure server link below. All major debit and credit cards can be accepted, or if you prefer you can use Paypal. You could support our Sponsor A Student scheme for just £14 a month. Simply click on the link to download a standing order mandate, print it and send it to your bank. You may prefer to make a one-off donation by post. Cheques should be made payable to Rye Wurlitzer Academy and sent to Rye Wurlitzer Academy, 180 Sedlescombe Road North, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7EN. You may feel it is best when planning your estate to leave a long lasting legacy to the RWA Whichever method you choose, we are grateful for your support.
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Our Roll of Honour - We would like to thank the following for their donations and support for the development of our very special

project since November 2009. We recognise that several of our supporters have donated more than once and this means a lot to us and

that our project is being recognised for a “job well done”

In celebration of the lives of Rita & Tony Akehurst * In celebration of the life of Tony Wilson - Los Angeles Rye Old Scholars Association * R.G.S. Foundation Governors * The Rye Rotary Club * The Rye Lions Club * Rye Bonfire Boys * Wittersham Village Hall Committee * Mr & Mrs Mayer, Wittersham * Mr Patient, Wittersham * Mr & Mrs Richard Wareham, Rotherfield * Ms Lesley Sarton, Dartford * Theatre Organ Club of Great Britain * Arrow Waste Services, Hastings * Mrs Cook, Herne Bay * The Music People, Reading * Sceptre Promotions, Peterborough Mrs Prout, Tonbridge * Mrs Jacobs, Coulsdon * Mrs Fisher, Horsham * Mr Taylor, Uckfield * Mrs Fagg, Aylesford * Mrs Pryke, Poole * Mrs Sue Arthurs, Kidlington * Mr Human, Alton * Mr David Wooldridge, Woking * Adapt Theatre * Mrs Baker, Framfield * Mr & Mrs Whittington, Ifield * Mr Frank Cornish, Portslade * Mr Ridgeway, Eastbourne * Bob & Christine Tumber, Herne Bay * Mr S. Earl, Ninfield * Rita Clarke & Jane Halliday, Winchelsea * Mrs P Esdaile, Hastings * Mr P Mordle, Billinghurst * The Jempson Foundation, Peasmarsh * The Golsoncott Foundation, Exeter * The Ernest Cook Trust, Gloucester * The Harold Hyman Wingate Foundation * Bournes of Rye * Mrs Knight * Mr Len Rawle M.B.E * Cinema Organ Society * Swift Music, Bristol * Mrs H Branson, Tunbridge Wells * Mr Kennedy, Rotherfield Mrs Hearn, Verwood * Mrs Coombes, Hastings * Mr Seymour, Peacehaven * Mr Higlett, Fleet * Mr Hardman, Ferring * Mrs D Tanner, Northolt * Mrs Martin Camber * Bonners Music, Eastbourne * Mrs I Falconer, Hove * Mr Frank Kouba, Wallington * Mr & Mrs Hobkinson, Newquay * Mrs Hallam, Chalfont St.Giles * Mr & Mrs Aspinwall, Yapton * Adams of Rye Ltd * Mr Peter Haynes, London * East Sussex National, Uckfield * Mr Don Valentine, Hastings * Mr & Mrs P Seal, Fairlight * Remembering Mr Frederick Muller, New Jersey USA Sussex Police Proceeds of Crime Fund * Mr G Wall, Bristol * Mr Wilson, Manningtree * Sussex Community Giving * Celebrating the life of Pam Sayell, Camber * Mr & Mrs D Yates, Maidstone * Mr & Mrs Rudling, Hastings * Miss L. Benton, Rye * Mr & Mrs Everton., Kenton * Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust * Stockport Town Hall * Mr Kevin Grunill * Pipes in the Peaks, Thorpe * Yamaha Europe * Mr David Williams * Mr Michael Ward. Verwood * Mrs Jean Nelmes, Verwood * Mr & Mrs M Evans, Willesborough * Mr Norton Brown, Tunbridge Wells * Celebrating the Lives of Joan & John Kemp * Mr Michael Hunt, Uckfield * The Rye Fund * Graham & Veronica King, St.Leonards * Mrs Jo Lucas, Weston Super Mare * Mr Philip Woodman, Sidcup * Anneliese Dale * Andy Eastwood * Des & Cherry King * Ms Liane Carroll & Mr Roger Carey, Hastings * Mr Andy Quinn, London * Mr Harold Murphy, Bognor Regis * Remembering Mrs Ann Bonnaud, Battle * The Musical Museum, Kew Bridge * Mr Glen Twamley, St. Leonards Trencavel Ltd, St.Leonards * The Bedgebury Foundation * Magnox Ltd, Dungeness * Ms Sharon Jarrett, Brighton in memory of Ron Benzie * Mrs A. Young, Ashford * Mrs S. Parker, Bexhill * Mr B Perkins, Tenterden * Remembering Roy & Joan Mills, Woodchurch * Mrs Marion Lovell, Playden * Rye’s Own Magazine * The American Theatre Organ Society Endowment Fund * Mrs. Cooksley, Horsham * The Fidellio Trust, London * Claire Delaney in memory of Brenda Bean * HRH The Price of Wales Charitable Trust * Allens of Great Yarmouth * Mr Robert Clarry, Rustington * Mrs I. Read, Guestling * Phil & Claire Sweet, Herne Bay * Mr John Ledwon, Disney El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood * The Trustees & Management Committee of the MV Balmoral * Rye Town Council General Grants Fund * Rush Witt & Wilson * Desi’s Music Center, California * Mr. M. Crawford-Phillips, Findon Valley * Mr. & Mrs. M. James, Rye * Mr Stuart Cranfield * Mr Alan Crouch, Pett * Mrs Carol Eldridge, Guestling * Mr Chris Mannion, Eastbourne * Mr Richard Mills Redhill * Mr Stephen Duffield Cardiff * Mr Tom Wall Reading * Weston Super Mare Organ Club * Remembering the life of Jack Bates * Rye Community Shop * Horsham Organ Club * The Garfield Weston Foundation * Rotary Club of Senlac * Mrs Mary Collins, Woodford Green * Hailsham Organ Club * Mrs Susan Poulter Bansted * Mr Iain Flitcroft Thailand * Sandra and John Lanigan * Robert Clarry Rustington * The Hastings Lions Club *