We take pride and comfort in being able to support various charities as a result of our efforts.
Our concerts are dedicated to worthy causes, sometimes chosen through personal experience, but always in recognition of the work carried out by the people who give their time and devotion to caring for others.
This year, 2019, we have agreed to donate the profits from our annual concert to the work of Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice. Their aim is to support children and young adults whose lives are just too short. They take some of the stresses away from the affected children, and also from the family, by providing the best care possible in a range of different ways ensuring that no-one ever has to ‘Walk Alone’.
You can read more about the services provided by clicking on the link above.
We believe that every family deserves to make magical memories with their child, whether they have years, months, weeks or days together. We are a home from home for families facing the toughest of times and offer activities to create special memories together, including soft play, sensory activities, music therapy and fun in our large gardens.
We have previously supported the following charities with the proceeds of our annual concerts.
In 2018 we supported ‘When you wish upon a Star’ which gives pleasure directly to children who suffer in ways we can not imagine; they are so grateful for the ‘wishes’ that they are granted and have memories for life.
When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children. Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 17,500 Wishes across the UK.
Mission statements, hopes and expectations from some others we have helped long the way. We wish we could do more.
Each year the Heart Foundation collect when the choir performs its Christmas show at Ripley Co-Op. This year 2019 raised £400.00
British Heart Foundation
Our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease. Thanks to you, we’ve made great progress. With you, we’ll beat it.
Supported St Mary’s 2016
Saint Mary’s Hospital was founded in 1790 and, over the years, has successfully developed a wide range of world class medical services for women, babies and children as well as a comprehensive Genetics Centre and internationally recognised teaching and research portfolio.
The work we do:
More than 1,200 staff including doctors, nurses, midwives and scientists work in Saint Mary’s and provide the highest standard of care in the following areas:
• Obstetrics and Maternity
• New-born Intensive Care
Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.
Supported Cancer Research 2015 and 2018 (Royal Albert Hall)
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.
Supported Ashgate Hospice 2017
“There was just no respite, no time to comprehend what was happening really” said Caroline. “When we first went to the hospice I was very nervous, but it was just an amazing place. We had a guest suite so Dean’s Mum stayed there the whole seven weeks and I stayed most nights and for all of the last three weeks too and we were able to give him all his personal care.”
Donation to RBL 2014
TO THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIVING
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families Royal British Legion 2014.
Donation to Air Ambulance 2015
Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides emergency 999, urgent care services for the 4.8 million people within Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire (including North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. We also provide Patient Transport Services in north and north east Lincolnshire and parts of Nottinghamshire. We employ over 2,700 staff at more than 70 locations, including two control rooms at Nottingham and Lincoln, with the largest staff group being accident and emergency personnel.
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