Singing – A fun way to raise funds
Each year we nominate different charities to support with money earned during our fundraising and concerts.
In 2023 our main charity will be The Church Hall in Fairburn, where we rehearse every week. As the saying goes, ‘Charity begins at home’, so we are working to improve the driveway. This work should be carried out during the summer and will benefit, not only the Choir, but ALL users of the Church Hall.
However, we had another nomination to support Fairburn Community Primary School, when help was needed in supplying chocolate eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Pupils from the School were delighted to receive a donation from The Fairburn Singers to buy Easter Eggs. Pupils seen here with members of the Choir on 31 March 2023, which just happened to be the 5th birthday of 2 of the featured children. Eggscellent!
We shall again be supporting the school with purchase of Easter Eggs in 2024.
OUR CHOSEN CHARITIES FOR 2023-2024 ARE:
Sherburn Visiting Scheme is a local charity that is committed to supporting seniors within Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding areas. First established in the 1980’s and registered officially as a charity in February 1998, the Scheme has helped elderly residents for over 30 years. Our main objective is to improve the quality of life for the elderly residents of Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding parishes.
The Scheme provides a wide number of services and activities for the elderly. From medical transport to meals delivered directly to their door, to door to door shopping trips and planned days out, the Scheme provides an essential service for local elderly residents. Without the help and support of our volunteers, we would not be able to operate the charity.
At Candlelighters, we support families facing children’s cancer in Yorkshire. We get involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances.
The money we raise helps us to pay for everything from refreshments and decorations to equipment on the wards and clinic. We also fund the jobs of the many people who make children’s cancer treatment in Yorkshire amongst the best in the country.
At Candlelighters, we are proud to invest in a vital research programme into the causes of children’s cancer and potential new treatments.
We aim to support families in a variety of different ways, whether this be on the ward, at The Square or through other means.