Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is an independent charity; we receive no national or local authority funding.  Our day to day activities are financed by members’ subscriptions, so we are reliant on our own fundraising efforts and the generosity of our Friends and supporters to enable us to put on concerts, run regular intensive coaching sessions and workshops, and to provide bursaries to those in need.

Here are some of the ways in which you can support the orchestra:

Sponsor our Cyclists

This summer we are launching an Instrument Fund to enable us to purchase some much needed instruments for the orchestra.  On Sunday 29 July, two teams of cyclists from the Stoneleigh community led by our own Dan Shilladay took part in the Prudential Ride London Surrey Peloton Relay to raise money for the fund. Our priority is to fill some gaps in our percussion section. We also hope to buy some of the ‘rarer’ instruments in other sections of the orchestra. Many thanks to all those who have sponsored Dan and his fellow cyclists: we have so far raised over £10,000 for the fund.

Become a Friend 

For an annual subscription of £50, Friends enjoy a range of benefits including priority booking for all our concerts and one free ticket a year. To join, download and fill in the form here and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friends of SYO

Anna & Gabriel Abulafia Zuoke & Joel Acha The Berkes Family
Mr & Mrs Chow The Cartledge Family The Dawes Family
The Dazeley Family Kasumi & Gustiaman Deru Mr & Mrs Raymond Douse
The Downer Family Mark & Margaret Elliott The Gilchrist Family
Peter Farthing Howard Gough Stephen Grant
Julian & Marina Hardwick The Hazel Family Prof. Kevin & Mrs Kana Jones
Renata & Richard Kemp Yijuan Li Julia Mackinder
Sarah & David Melville Ali & Bridget Merchant Hilary & Adam Newth
The Nunn Family The Parvataneni Family Ana Paula & Silvio Porto
Mr & Mrs David Rudd  Sarah & Spiros Saragoudas The Sibbald Family
The Sivanithy Family  Geoff & Rosie Sprackling Lisa & Duncan Tennent
Matthew & Alison Tonge Cathie & Tony Tsoukkas Rebecca & Nicholas Yates
Andrew Zolinsky Three more anonymous  

Corporate Support

To discuss how your company can become involved with the orchestra, please contact our chairman Bridget Merchant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
We are grateful to the following companies for their support during our 2017/8 season.

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