Every year Sheffield Chorale raise money for a different local charity through the collection taken at our Carol Service at St John’s Ranmoor, and various other activities, such as singing in the Winter Garden in Sheffield.
This year is different. Some members of the Chorale have connections with Nepal and have witnessed at first hand the terrible devastation caused by the earthquakes in April and May this year. Over 9,000 people died and more than 25,000 were injured. Homes, hospitals and schools were destroyed or badly damaged. What infrastructure there had been became even more chaotic. We have set up a donations page in aid of the Save the Children fund to send money directly to Nepal. Our collections in the Winter Garden and at St John’s Ranmoor will go to this cause.
In 2012 we raised over £600 for Amy’s House.
In 2013 we raised money for Lost Chord, an innovative charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of those suffering with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self esteem. We sang in the Winter Garden and took a retiring collection after our Candlelight Carol Service at St John’s Ranmoor on Thursday 19th December.
Members of the Chorale also entertained the residents and staff at Morton Grange care home in Alfreton.
Our Christmas charity for 2014 was Sheffield Carers’ Centre.