LUTHIERS SANS FRONTIERES UK (LSF UK)
Repairing stringed instruments & bows around the world
Training violin and bow repairers around the world


LSF UK - WHO ARE WE?

The original LSF (LSF UK’s parent organisation) is a small international charity founded in Belgium in 2001. It began with a violin repair project run by two violin makers in schools in Havana, Cuba. From their experience it was clear that many talented musical children lack properly maintained instruments and bows.

So LSF was set up to send trained violin and bow repairers to countries where these service are scarce.

LSF now has volunteer members from a dozen countries (Belgium, UK, France, Germany, USA, Canada etc.). These volunteers are trained professionals willing to give their time to working holidays helping colleagues repair violins and maintain bows. They have visited Cuba, Haiti, Ecuador, Uganda, Palestine, Congo …

LSF UK was set up in 2005 as an associate body to LSF Belgium. We organise our own projects abroad and do our own fundraising.

We send volunteers on short term missions to train violin and bow repairers in countries where these services are needed.

We welcome new members, offers of violin/bow tools and materials (strings in packets, bow hair etc.), and donations to fund travel costs.

CONTACT US:

Receive news of meetings and activities
New members - contact Membership Secretary - Keith Graves - k.graves@talktalk.net

Get latest news on projects abroad and fund raising
Enquiries - contact Secretary - John Milnes - milnes01@gmail.com

Donate funds, tools, spare strings in packets …
Donations - contact Treasurer - Rob Cain - violin.making@ntlworld.com

Email us & make a donation to LSF UK now
Name of account: LUTHIERS SANS FRONTIERES UK
Sort Code: 08 92 99
Account number: 65260746