Supporters receive Royal Medal
This week I attended the ceremony at St. James’s Palace where I am delighted that Liz and Terry Bramall were awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. This award, which has been presented annually since 2008 by HRH The Prince of Wales, celebrates individuals who support the arts in its widest forms. This year, the awards recognise the exceptional support of those philanthropists for the Arts.
The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation is unique in that it supports a diverse range of organisations in Yorkshire and across the UK. Their support for the Arts is unsurpassed by any other charitable foundation or individual donor in the region.
Over a number of years, Northern Ballet has been fortunate enough to receive significant support from the Bramalls who are not only extremely generous in terms of financial support but also in giving their time and becoming truly immersed in the organisations that they choose to support.
Northern Ballet carried out a capital campaign in support of our new building in 2009/10 and we are proud to have a studio named after Liz and Terry in recognition for their support for what has become one of the best arts buildings in the UK. Fortunately for us, they understand that for an arts organisation to flourish it is not just about the bricks and mortar; a company needs revenue to support its artistic and creative ambitions. The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation is flexible in terms of what it supports and has continued to respond to the ever-changing range of priorities that Northern Ballet has, supporting creativity and the development of our talented dancers.
I would like to congratulate Liz and Terry on receiving this award, we are proud to have them as our friends and we remain ever-grateful for their continued to support; I can’t think of anybody more deserving to receive the award.