Supported Charities

Supported Charities

Throughout the years, Henbury Singers has a history of supporting a range of charities – in fact, this part of our work is so important to us that you will find it written into our constitution that we support at least one charity every year through our public concerts.

 

For the March 25th 2017 concert we are supporting the charity

BRACE

Providing Dementia research funding in south Walesa and South West England

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For the March 19th, 2016 concert we supported the charity

The Jessie May Trust

Providing local, family centred support and palliative care for children with life limiting illnesses.

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For the March 14th, 2015 concert we supported the charity

Motivation – Wheels in motion

Without mobility, millions of disabled people in the developing world are unable to leave their homes. Motivation helps people by providing wheelchairs. This enables them to get confidence, leave their homes, stay healthy and play an active part in their communities.

 

In 1989, Royal College of Art students, David Constantine and Simon Gue entered a competition to design a wheel chair suitable for use in developing countries. Robust enough to cope with rough terrain and made from local and affordable materials. Their prototype won.

 

They travelled to Bangladesh to see how the wheel chairs could transform lives. In 1991 they helped set up the Motivation charity. Over the years so many individuals and families have been greatly helped. In the year 2013 alone, over 18,000 people in 17 countries benefited directly from the support ofMotivation with products, training and learning more about disability issues.

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Some of the other charities we have supported in the past include:

 

  • Project Zulu, an organisation raising funds to bring a choir and dance troupe from a primary school in a south african township to this country for a UK tour in the summer of 2013.

 

  • Reverse Retts, a charity devoted to research into this little-known neurological disorder which affects girls from about one year old. Their website is www.reverserett.org.uk