MAY I on behalf of the committee thank all those who attended the celebratory concert of the Friends of the English Symphony Orchestra last week, in support of William Boughton and in fond memory of our late chairman, Alan Lee.

It was a most enjoyable evening with something to delight all ages and therefore a great pleasure to have so many children present.

We are so lucky to have such fine musicians in our midst and so the overwhelming support for and generosity towards the charity was very much appreciated. Thank you all.

DR PETER MAYNER, chairman, Friends of the ESO, Guarlford.