The charity, chosen by the members of the choir, to benefit from the funds raised during the 2017 production, is Dementia UK
Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
More details can be found here.
The charities who benefited from the 2016 choir were:
Kickstart Teenage Cancer Support.
Young people, not cancer, should be in control of their lives. We want to help them achieve that with a kickstart!
Everyone is different, and that’s why our support is different for everyone - we ask young people to tell us what they need to help get them through cancer and beyond. We want to help them get back in control, both outside of and within the Unit. We want to help them do what they want and need to, to kick start their lives again.
More details can be found here.
The Ellie Penrose Fund
The object of the fund is to provide financial assistance through the provision of equipment, direct financial support, to young people aged 21 and younger, who require help acessing sport, or maintaining, or developing their sporting abilities.
More details can be found here
The charities who benefited from our 2015 choir are Marie Curie Cancer Care and Abbie's Fund. We raised a huge £2500 this year and each charity was presented with a cheque for £1250. Pictures of the presentation can be found here.
17 babies are stillborn or die soon after birth in the UK every day through complications, miscarriage, SIDs or illness and it is a devastating, life changing event. When this tragically happened to Katy and Paul Cowell the care and support they received from the midwifery staff inspired them to give something back to help others who find themselves in this terrible position.
Abbie's Fund aims to provide a box of keepsakes and ideas that hopefully will help parents and provide them with a little comfort during that devistating time.
More details can be found at Abbie's Fund
Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Marie Curie are best known for their network of nearly 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing free practical care and support. They also have nine hospices across the country and are leaders in research into the best ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses, and how care could be improved in future. They have their own research teams, and fund external research programmes.
More details can be found at Marie Curie Cancer Care
The two chosen charities who benefited in from the 2014 performance recieved a total amount of £935 each! Thanks to all who contributed to making it such a huge success.
Those charities were:
The Ellie Mai Fund.
Raising money for "When you wish upon a star".
Ellie Mai Mowforth sadly passed away aged 6 in January 2013 from a brain tumour.
Her family are continuing to raise funds in her memory to help families in similar heartbreaking situations.
Breast Cancer Care.
Sadly most people have experience of somebody close to them battling this terrible disease. We at Fitmums are no different, one of our members is currently fighting her own battle against Breast Cancer.
For more information about Breast cancer care please follow the link http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
Registered charity in England and Wales 1017658