As a community choir, the Canbury Singers are a non-profit organisation that looks to raise money for charities both locally and further afield. Below are details of those charities that have benefited from our past events.
£631 to the St Luke’s Organ Fund
The Canbury Singers is very lucky to be able to rehearse each week at St Luke’s Parish Church in Kingston upon Thames, and benefits from the use of its historic Lewis Organ.
This donation was made to the church’s £100,000 organ restoration fund following our first major concert in October 2010.
£334 to EnhanceAble
EnhanceAble is a local charity which supports disabled people in Kingston to live their lives in the way they want to. It supports both disabled adults and children, alongside their parents, through a supported living service as well as through a variety of activities and courses held at its Geneva Road centre.
In May 2013 we decided to donate the profits from our Spring Musical Evening with other local choirs to this wonderful local charity.
“Thank you so much to everyone at The Canbury Singers for the donation of £334 to EnhanceAble. We are extremely grateful for you generosity.
We will use the donation to help fund activities at our free after-school club called ‘Flyers’ at our Geneva Road Centre. Aimed at children with special needs in Years 1-6, we support their complex health and/or physical disabilities. They have great fun joining in sensory stories and games and playing in our sandpits and garden.“
£241 to Brain Research Trust
In December 2012 we donated £241 to the Brain Research Trust in memory of a friend and supporter of the Canbury Singers. This Christmas fundraising was a result of carol singing around Kingston and a half share of the collection from the Canbury Singers hosted St Luke’s Church annual Family Carol Service.
The Brain Research Trust said
“This is a fantastic amount and we are very grateful for your support. All donations go towards life-saving research which will help to identify the causes, treatments and potential cures for these terrible and often fatal diseases.“