Emeritus Professor Barry Hancock receiving the cheque for £750 from Chairman Chris Ward
Every year Sheffield Chorale raise money for a different local charity through the collection taken at our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols and various other activities, such as carol singing in the city centre and at Sheffield Station.
Last year our chosen charity was the Friends of The Rowan School (FOTRS). The Rowan School is a special school in Sheffield for primary pupils from 4 to 11 years old, experiencing complex speech and language difficulties and or autistic spectrum disorders. Many pupils have special educational requirements in areas such as motor skills, sensory difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the development of social and communication skills. The school is in urgent need of funds following serious flood damage recently.
FOTRS funds an on-going programme to provide music therapy to Rowan children (scroll down).