January 24, 2024


This year, the Master Cutler’s Challenge (MCC) is supporting the Sheffield Cathedrals Schools Singing Programme (SCSSP). SCSSP is a life-changing programme reaching out to schools across the region to deliver high quality musical education into state schools without music normally on the curriculum. The funds raised from the 2024 MCC will support Sheffield Cathedral’s music team in delivering the programme to local state schools, help expand the reach of the SCSSP benefitting more young people and communities. The goal is to positively impact lives, raise aspirations, and establish a choral legacy in the region.

On Tuesday 23rd January, the 2024 challenge was soft launched at Porter Croft Primary School during the Master Cutler’s visit with SCSSP. The pupils and the Sheffield Cathedral’s Director of Music, Tom Daggett, helped to initiate the launch as the MCC website went live. The online portal will allow companies to sign up and receive a £50 cheque or donate cash to take part in the MCC. The challenge will run until July, with an awards event in August 2024.

Master Cutler’s Challenge Website

Sheffield Cathedral Schools Singing Programme Link

Sheffield Cathedral MCC e-leaflet 23.01.2024

What is the Master Cutler’s Challenge?

The Master Cutler’s Challenge (MCC) is an entrepreneurial initiative where participants receive £50 from the Master Cutler to demonstrate community spirit and raise funds for the Master’s chosen charity. All proceeds go directly to the cause at the end of the challenge. Over the past 15 years, various companies and organisations have entered the challenge and raised substantial funds for charities in Sheffield, Hallamshire and South Yorkshire. The Cutlers Hall Preservation Trust is a frequent beneficiary, as it oversees the maintenance and use of the Grade II listed Culers’ Hall for the benefit of the local community and the Company. The initiative has proven to be a successful way to give back to the community and support charitable causes.