NSSP consultants present to Bishops and Financial Secretaries
Benjamin Saunders addressed the Conference of Northern Bishops at the end of February and a week later gave the same presentation to the diocesan Financial Secretaries. Both groups were thrilled to hear of the generous investment that the Hamish Ogston Foundation is making in the future of schools singing across the UK for many thousands of disadvantaged children. In March Ben was joined by fellow NSSP consultant Tom Leech to speak to the diocesan School Commissioners about the national programme. Bishop Marcus as chair of the Catholic Education Service gave his full enthusiastic backing to the project in his introductory remarks, drawing everyone’s attention to the transformative power of singing in his own diocese in Leeds.