The Graucob Awards 

Awards for Young Musicians are pleased to be offering The Graucob Awards with support from The Finderman Charitable Trust. The Graucob Awards scheme began in 1984 as the Graucob Travel Award for Music and over £80,000 has been awarded to young musicians since then. The Awards are for full time young musicians living within the Education Authorities of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Cheshire or Lancashire.

Sylvia Graucob (née Tattersley) MBE was born in Elland in West Yorkshire in 1926. She married Find Graucob and went to live in Overgate House in Elland which was the family home of her husband. After many years in the UK, Sylvia and Find made the move to live in Jersey however her husband sadly died a few years after moving to Jersey. In 1979 Sylvia decided to convert the family home in Overgate to a hospice, to be named Overgate Hospice. To this date the hospice is going from strength to strength and is currently undergoing expansion. 

Sylvia was a respected lady whose generosity helped many people. During her life in Jersey, Sylvia was a strong supporter of the Arts and of the development of young people through the Arts. Sylvia set up a charitable foundation, The Finderman Charitable Trust in 2002 to support registered charities both locally in Jersey and in the UK.

Sadly, Sylvia died in 2017 at the age of 91 years. Her legacy lives on as the Trustees of The Finderman Charitable Trust continue to follow her wishes and make annual donations to charities in support of Sylvia’s preferred charities including, but not limited to, support of the aged, the community, young people, animal welfare, arts and music.

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