The Choral Society has had an active Christmas season raising a record total of £1,518.34 for the Choir’s two adopted Charities, Centre 33 – a drop-in centre for homeless and disadvantaged people – and the Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted.

Centre 33 provided refreshments after our Christmas concert at Marlborough Road Methodist Church on 10 December and raised £480.82 in donations – a very creditable total given that the heavy snow had significantly reduced our audience numbers.

A few days later, Choir members sang carols at St Albans City Station, collecting donations from generous commuters for the Hospice. The total raised was £983.02 – a record for this event.

The Singing Group meanwhile sang carols to senior citizens at Jersey Farm Day Care Centre, Cotsmoor, and Fosse House. The Group’s main aim is to give community benefit by entertainment, not to fundraise, but it was delighted to receive a charity donation of £50 from Jersey Farm Day Care Centre.

There will be further charity fundraising at our Hymns and Anthems concert on Sunday 4 February, when the Hospice of St Francis will provide refreshments. Profits from the concert will also be donated to the Hospice.


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