The Ballycotton based choral group which was founded by Pem Stanley is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. The ethos from day one has been fundraising for charities. The annual charity fundraising concerts began in 1992 and have proudly supported the charities listed below:
Ballycotton Lifeboat RNLI, Irish Heart Foundation, Cloyne Cathedral Restoration Fund, Friends of Midleton Hospital, Irish Wheelchair Association, Let’s Get Together Foundation, COPE, Youghal Hospital, ARC House Cork (Cork Cancer Care), the Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple, Chernobyl Children’s Charity, Ballycotton Hall Redevelopment, Friends of Cloyne Cathedral, St. Columba’s Facility for Deaf Children in Cork, the Rest Hostel, Ballyandreen (Anne Curley), Cork Cancer Care (Victoria Hospital Oncology Unit), IHCIP (Irish Handicapped Children Pilgrimage Trust – trip to Lourdes), Sr. Mary Ivers, Ecuador and UCC Surgeon Noonan SOC for Africa, Marymount Hospice, Alzheimers Society, Jack & Jill Foundation, Mary Stanford Lifeboat Renovation Fund, Abbey’s Wish to Walk, RNLI and Ballycotton Defib, Motor Neuron Society, Time for Tilara and Pieta House.
Carol singing has also raised much needed funds in support of SIMON over the last 17 years.
As per the photo shown the choir this year added Marymount University Hospital & Hospice to that list of beneficiaries.
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