I wanted to let you all know what has happened with Scott’s Bursary.
We never wanted to attract collections as I fear that people never get to know the detail of where their money goes, but so many people have shared our grief and been so kind. We received donations totalling over £6500. Radiohead fans contributed over £3500, there is an ongoing large donation from Keane and many drumming students have donated pocket money.
We set up a small group of myself, Mr Paul Munday and Mr Mat Dabbs and decided that we would supply electronic drum kits. The idea was that kids could take the kits home and practice without the noise.
The whole project was supported by Electro Music, a retailer in Doncaster where Scott worked for many years before venturing out on the road. Two teachers at the shop, Ian West and Errol Rollins, took the first kits and made great use of them, putting them out with students for 3 monthly periods to help with practice where there is no kit at home.
We have had fantastic support from Yamaha and to date we have purchased 14 kits and distributed to schools and teachers, with enough money left over for 2 more kits.
It is difficult to measure how many students have benefited, but it
is a great memorial to Scott; he would be so pleased. Life will never
be the same for us but the love shared with us will also not be
Love to everyone
Ken and Sue Johnson