Our Charity Support

We are pleased to have been able to raise money for many local charities through ticket sales for our concerts, raffles (with prizes donated by choir members) and the generous donations of our audiences.

The charities we choose to support are all nominated by choir members who have either benefited from their activities or are involved with them in some way. (Members can find more information here).

To date we have raised £36,950 in total for these charities.

Scroll down the page or click the links below to jump to a specific charity, and click on the charity logo to visit their website.

Asthma UK
Chiltern Child Contact Centre
Chilterns MS Centre
Chilterns Samaritans
Coeliac UK
Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
Lindengate
MPS Society
OK Our Kids
Ovarian Cancer Action
Pace
South Bucks Hospice
Sparkles
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Elizabeth Foundation
The Stroke Association
Workaid
Young Minds
Youth Concern

Our charity for the 2022 Summer Concert is #UkraineAmershamandChalfonts a local charity collecting aid items for delivery both to Poland and on into Ukraine. Item donations can be dropped off at St George’s church and financial gifts to fund the cost of their van and the trips to Poland can be made through GoFundMe here. For more information click on the charity logo to visit their web page.
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Asthma UKEvery 10 seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and 3 people die every day. Tragically, two thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe that current treatments don’t work.
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Asthma UK exists to change this, working to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting those with asthma to reduce their risk of suffering a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
They fight asthma in 3 ways:
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…..* through funding world class asthma research
…..* by campaigning to improve the quality of care received by people with asthma
…..* by helping hundreds of thousands of people each year with expert advice and support
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The Chiltern Child Contact Centre, which is located in central Amersham,  provides a safe neutral place for children to meet the mother or father who no longer lives at home with them. They won’t take sides, simply operating in the best interests of the child.
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Coeliac UK have been helping people with coeliac disease and other gluten related conditions live happier, healthier lives for over 50 years. They strive for better gluten free food in more places, providing independent, trustworthy advice and support to our community, and funding crucial research to not only manage the impacts of gluten, but also find the answers to coeliac disease.

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Chilterns MS Centre 
try to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) by offering a number of life changing and supportive therapies and treatments that are effective for the patient, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reflexology. They treat 330 patients each week and no one is ever turned away, however minor or severe their disability and, on average, have 10 new patients referred to them every month.
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Chilterns Samaritans has provided emotional support to people in our local area and beyond since 1968. They give people time and space to express their feelings in a safe and confidential environment. They listen, they don’t judge and they never tell people what they should do.
They aim to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
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The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity commits to raise £750,000 each year to fund Florence Nightingale Hospice services, and the Charity recruits and manages a team of over 300 volunteers who support both the Hospice and the Charity. Florence Nightingale Hospice is based on the campus of Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is run by Bucks NHS Healthcare Trust. The hospice provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire and south Bedfordshire
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Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.
Operating from a 5-acre site adjacent to the Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover Lindengate offers a wide range of gardening/horticulture activities so that users can spend time in a managed and calm and safe environment, either singly or in small groups, working towards recovery. The name Lindengate comes from mixing the Old English name for a Lime tree – ‘Linden’, known for its recuperative and stress-relieving properties and the ‘Gate’, symbolising passing through on the journey to recovery.
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The MPS Society provides support to families affected by rare genetic conditions. We raise money and awareness of these conditions through fundraising, information, research and support. Founded in 1982, we are the only registered charity in the UK which focusses on MPS (Mucopolysaccharide), Fabry and related disorders. These disorders cause a range of progressive disabilities.
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OK Our Kids – inspired by Clare Annison (a Thames Valley Police Officer) and Tony Churchill (a former Police Community Support Officer), OK Our Kids was founded in November 2013 under the umbrella of the Clare Foundation. Their mission is to help young children deal confidently with the challenges and dangers of staying safe at home, at school and in the community. They aim to empower children with the skills they need to face everyday situations knowing what is the right thing to do and leading others by example. They aim to achieve success in this mission through educational partnerships with schools, businesses and community and parent groups.
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A woman dies from ovarian cancer every two hours, yet the diagnosis and treatment lags behind high profile diseases like prostate or breast cancer. 
Ovarian Cancer Action is a UK charity dedicated to beating the sixth most common cancer in women. They fund research, raise awareness and campaign for change to try to fulfil their mission to stop women dying of ovarian cancer.
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Pace is a groundbreaking children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Fundamental to our approach is a belief in every child’s ability to learn and make progress, whatever the physical or sensory challenges they face. Our overriding goal is to help children and young people with physical disabilities to achieve their full potential and to be as independent as possible in their current and future lives.

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Sparkles is a small, parent-led charity providing speech and language, physio and occupational therapy to pre-school children with Down’s syndrome living in and around Buckinghamshire. The therapeutic support that is offered through Sparkles is a valuable addition to NHS services, which are not compromised by joining.
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South Bucks Hospice Butterfly House emphasises a holistic approach to palliative care, meaning that they look after the whole person, and their family. They:
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* Offer a range of services, free of charge
* Are a day hospice, providing specialist palliative and end of life care for people diagnosed with life-limiting or long term illnesses
* Provide a highly specialised lymphoedema service
* Offer a consultation and assessment to form a suitable care plan for their patients
* Provide and teach practical methods for their patients, their families and carers to help them cope with their day-to-day challenges
* Offer advice and support to all professional allied health and social care organisations involved in their patients’ palliative and end of life care
* Advocate holistic care, and so support families and carers of patients
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The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is a leading Parkinson’s medical research charity totally committed to slowing, halting and reversing the condition and ultimately improving the lives of those affected by the disease.
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The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss and their families. It helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and speak. It does this by providing pre-school education services at its Family Centre, along with help, support and advice for families all over the UK.
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The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.
There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.
The Stroke Association has a number of resources, services and information available to all those affected by stroke – research, support services, campaigning and publications.
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Workaid tackle poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self supporting.
Tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa and in the UK.
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Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They’re here to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
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Youth Concern is a registered charity established in 1979 which offers help and support to vulnerable young people aged 13-25 years many of whom have complex needs. Our drop-in centre in Whitehill Lane offers young people a safe place to meet and access guidance, support and counselling.