The news of Desmond Bazley's death in August came as a great shock to the school community and he will be much missed. Although he chose to keep details of his illness private, Mr Bazley had been aware for some time that he had not long to live and had taken steps to ensure the future of the Community Orchestra by setting up a Trust Fund: The Dundonald Musical Trust 'to advance the musical education of the children by providing experience of musical ensemble and the opportunity to perform in concerts'.

The Trust employs Richard Hall who has already supported the orchestra for a year. He is a very talented young musician who also teaches with Merton Music Foundation and is director of music at Christchurch, West Wimbledon.

It is suggested that parents who wish to express their appreciation of Mr Bazley should consider making a donation in his memory to the Dundonald Musical Trust. Cheques can be made out to 'The Dundonald Musical Trust' or money can be transferred to the NatWest Bank, Sort Code 602406, Account No. 87514761.

Registered charity number 1160016.