Beacon Award for Philanthropy in Arts & Culture
Sarah Hosking is the Founder of the Hosking Houses Trust. Sarah purchased and restored a cottage in Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire. The cottage provides a space for women to write undisturbed, and without financial constraints which may prevent them from writing. Since 2002, the Trust has hosted scriptwriters, producers, historians, biographers, and more.
VICTORIA ROBEY OBE
Victoria Robey OBE is the Chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007, Victoria founded London Music Masters, which encourages young people to get involved in classical music. She has also supported the Victoria Robey Scholarship at the prestigious Royal College of Music since 2010, allowing talented musicians to learn without being limited by financial constraints.
LORD JACOB ROTHSCHILD OM GBE FBA
Lord Rothschild is the Patron of The Rothschild Foundation. The Foundation supports Waddesdon Manor, which holds a variety of events, educational talks, and exhibitions. The Foundation also has grant programmes supporting local and community initiatives which promote social welfare.
JONATHAN RUFFER DL
Jonathan Ruffer DL is an investor, art collector, and philanthropist. Jonathan is committed to supporting Bishop Auckland, County Durham – a deprived part of England close to where he was raised. He purchased a set of works by Spanish painter Zurbaran, to prevent the Church of England selling them out of the county and country. This exemplifies his commitment introducing new forms of culture to people in the North East.
Tim Sayer is a former BBC Radio journalist. With his wife Annemarie Norton, he donated their private art collection to The Hepworth Wakefield, a contemporary art gallery in Yorkshire. Tim has provided approximately 100 works, with the remaining works to be donated as a legacy gift. His generous donation will ensure that generations of visitors will be able to enjoy the collection for years to come.
SIR RICHARD STILGOE
Sir Richard Stilgoe is a renowned songwriter and musician, and has written lyrics for some of the most famous musicals in the world – including Cats, Starlight Express, and Phantom of the Opera. In 1984, he founded the Alchemy Foundation, after viewing a news report about the famine in Ethiopia. The Foundation distributes funds to provide clean water and sanitation in less developed countries, as well as supporting causes in the UK.