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Music plan for Lowton stables in line for Lloyds Bank funding
6:20am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A PROJECT to create a music studio in disused stables at Lowton has been short-listed for a slice of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.
Appletree Stables in Slag Lane plan to convert two stables into a music teaching studio for able bodied and disabled people. Currently they provide horse riding for the disabled and now want to offer people the chance to learn to play instruments.
Grahame Hill from Appletree Stables explained: “If we are successful the funding will make a huge difference by enabling us to extend what we do to include teaching people how to play music and also giving them access to the green belt.”
They have been included in a short list of four and their application for a £3,000 award has the backing of Leigh MP Andy Burnham.
Mr Burnham said: “This is a really exciting project and I wish Grahame and all concerned well in the vote. There are some strong contenders but Appletree Stables are passionate about providing new horizons for disabled people.”
Music student Heather Whitehouse said: “Appletree Stables have started to teach me to play guitar but it would be really great to have a proper music room to learn in.”
Voting can be done online or by text via www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund or text VOTE CPHA to 61119.
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