Our Chair of more than twenty years standing, Liz Bavidge OBE, died in March 2023 after a short illness. After such a long association with the Charity, her influence will remain with us for many years to come, and we already miss her steadfast, thoughtful support. In her own professional life, Liz worked in training and personal development, with a particular interest in Diversity, Equality and Women’s rights in the workplace. 

Given Liz’s personal and professional priorities, as well as her long connection to Yorkshire Youth and Music, we thought it was appropriate to establish an award in her name. The Liz Bavidge Memorial Award will provide £250 to one of our music leaders to spend on their own training and development. We will make one award a year, and the award will last for 10 years.

We think Liz would approve.