Welcome to the MDMT website

Martyn and his infectious smile at the piano in The Royal Albert Hall

The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust has been set up in memory of Martyn Donaldson, who died tragically on 17th September 2002.

Martyn was an active and accomplished musician, an extrovert with a wicked sense of humour and a gentle and sensitive young man, much loved by his wide circle of friends. The Trust has been set up by his family and friends to celebrate Martyn’s life and provide a lasting legacy to his achievements, dreams and ambitions.

The trust has three aims:

To support the general education of disadvantaged African young people. In particular, African young peoples’ musical development and the musical opportunities offered them.

To support the work of Music for Youth by offering financial assistance to its events and activities as required.

To support musical activities in the Macclesfield area by

  • Sponsoring community arts projects.
  • Sponsoring concerts by young musicians embarking on their professional careers.
  • Providing quality instruments on a loan free basis for promising young performers.