The new Lord Mayor of London, Nick Anstee, ran the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery On Track Programme.
The LSO’s On Track programme and the Cricket Foundation’s Street Chance initiative are the main beneficiaries of the 2010 Lord Mayor’s Appeal. The organisations have joined forces to create Picture Perfect, which seeks to give disadvantaged young people across London the chance to engage in music and sport activities. It aims to involve 75,000 children in two thirds of London boroughs by 2015.
Nick Anstee is the first ever Lord Mayor to run the London Marathon while in office. He is a seasoned runner, having completed 15 marathons to date.
LSO On Track is a key part of LSO Discovery, the London Symphony Orchestra’s pioneering music education and community programme, which reaches over 40,000 people each year. On Track gives thousands of young people the chance to learn instruments and play in ensembles and has already involved over 2,200 teachers.