Charles pope memorial trust

About US

History of the Trust


The Charles Pope Memorial Trust (Registered Charity Number: 287591) is a grant awarding, charitable body, operating in the Aylesbury Vale area for the benefit of music students of all ages. 

It was founded in 1983 in memory of Charles Pope, a former teacher at Aylesbury Grammar School, founder of Aylesbury Choral Society, Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra, Aylesbury Consort of Voices, Charles Pope Ladies' Choir and former Charles Pope String Orchestra


Each of the music societies established by Charles Pope is represented on the committee of Trustees and appear in brackets after the name of the Trustee representing them;

Chairperson: Mrs C Beattie   
Vice Chairman: Mrs L Cheshire
Secretary: Mrs S M Baxter   
Treasurer: Mr R A Kirk         

Mrs D Golder
Mrs E Mortimer
Rev G Howell (Aylesbury Consort of Voices)

Mrs S Oswell (Aylesbury Choral Society)

Mr P Ramsell (Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra)


Accounts for the financial year ending 31st May 2021;                                  

Donations & Other Income: £150

Other Interest & Dividends: £1,416

Total: £1,566


Administration: £0

Grants: £718


Surplus: £848