Charity Presentations

Charity Presentations

in General February 10, 2016

The Aeolian Choir has for many years supported local schools by donating music prizes.
This year the committee decided to widen the scope of our donations & choose three charities
that were close to the heart of the choir.
At a Tuesday practice night in November Mae Bell from Prostate Scotland came along & gave a
very informative presentation on the work of her organisation. Her talk included a quiz and she brought along some hand outs for the choir members. President Reg Short then presented Mae with a donation from the choir to Prostate Scotland
Our Christmas Carol Concert was a great success this year performing to a large & appreciative
audience in Kay Park Church.Towards the end of the performance President Reg asked Mr Gerry McCoy of Alzheimer Scotland to accept a donation from the choir.Gerry then gave a brief insight into his work at the New Dementia Resource Centre at College Wynd Kilmarnock.His words were warmly received by the audience in Kay Park church

The first week in February was a very busy week for the Choir.The Aeolian performed at a charity fundraiser at St Columba's Parish Church in Ayr. Later in the week the choir were guests of the Kilmarnock Concert Brass at their fundraiser for Alzheimers Scotland in the Park Hotel Kilmarnock.These two concerts raised over £2300 for their respective charities.

February saw President Reg Short & Vice President Bill Armour visit Willowbank School in Kilmarnock.

They were treated to a tour of this excellent facility by Mrs Tracey Smallwood & her Staff.

The time spent with the pupils in the music room was a wonderful example of how music enriches all our lives. Reg & Bill really got into the spirit of the moment and some of their dance steps had to be seen to be believed!!

President Reg then presented Mrs Smallwood with a donation from the choir.

This season has been a busy but rewarding time for the choir. The joy of singing & giving to such worthy causes is a wonderful experience.

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