By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
The High Sheriff attended a function aimed at raising awareness in the local business community of this wonderful charity which is "dedicated to providing chances for people of all ages and abilities to make all sorts of music together, because it is one of the most powerful ways to improve people's lives and well-being, and the life of their communities" - to quote their web-site. http://www.musicpool.org.uk/
We were addressed by Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire and a Patron of the charity, followed by James Miller, Chairman of the Charity who both told us more about the charity.
We were then addressed by Karen Usher DL, who is a key member of the team that is bringing a new university to Hereford and Herefordshire. It is in the High Sheriff's remit to promote the County and I view the success of this project as crucial to the healthy future of Herefordshire. It will bring opportunities and jobs to the area and arrest the net exodus of young people from the County. http://nmite.org.uk/.
It was encouraging to be told that it is never too late to take up an instrument and there were people there of similar age to the High Sheriff to prove it! Music makes creative people and team workers, all of which we badly need. Anyone reading this, please support them.