Our current good cause is PARKINSON'S UK*
As with other charities that we have supported in the past, this one is close to our collective heart as one of our colleagues suffers from this cruel disease.
For those who are not familiar with it, Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.
There's currently no cure for Parkinson's but there are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help sufferers manage the condition.
Due to the current Corvid-19 pandemic, we've had to cancel our planned gigs for the foreseeable future, however, you don't have to wait for our concerts to resume in order to support this charity's important work. You can donate via their site here. Please give generously.
* Parkinson's UK is the operating name of the Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom. A registered charity in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).
Other charity news
In November 2019 we joined with Corinium Community Choir for a fundraising gig in the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, in support of the Donor Family Network, a charity which encourages organ donation and supports families whose loved ones provide the gift of life through organ donation.
We have a special reason to support this charity as our friend and fellow bass singer, John Mayell, is one of the UK's longest surviving kidney recipient. John is also a member of the Corinium Community Choir.
We raised over £2000.