Trust helps musicians, dancers and sport stars

The trustees handed over the donations for 2018 to some of the youngsters at Bridlington Spa last Thursday. Picture by Paul Atkinson
The trustees handed over the donations for 2018 to some of the youngsters at Bridlington Spa last Thursday. Picture by Paul Atkinson

Eleven youngsters who are flourishing in sport, music and the arts were given a helping hand by a trust which gives out grants once a year.

The Parker Home Trust was set up several years ago from a bequest. The money was used to establish a children’s home in Marton Road, which was later sold and the interest from the money received from the sale is now used to benefit talented under 18s who live in Bridlington.

The fund’s trustees, Cllr Margaret Chadwick, Cllr Shelagh Finlay and Chad Chadwick met some of the winners at a presentation at the Spa last week.

They had chosen 11 youngsters who are showing great promise in their specialist area, after receiving many applications for funding.

Receiving grants this 
year are:

○ Matthew Bonnett, 14, karting mini max champion in 2017

○ Charlie Coulam, 15, qualified for swimming’s para championships

○ Liam Tibbett, 10, has had trials for Hull City, Leeds United and York City

○ Antonia-Jo Winter, 12, karate gold medallist at London World Championships

○ James Precious, 16, Yorkshire boxing champion and national quarter-finalist

○ Louis Beckett, 15, football for Hull City youth teams and Yorkshire cricketer

○ Beth Carter-Craggs, 14, ballet dancer who achieved RAD Grade 3 distinction

○ Ellie Crosby, 15, dancer at the Barbara Speake Stage 
School

○ Orla Hird, 10, talented musician who has piano and tenor horn lessons and plays ukulele

○ Erin Hird, 7 , who plays the piano and flute

○ Dominic Too, 16, musician who plays the piano and trumpet.