Verwood Concert Brass is a registered charity and has the registered charity number: 1144224. But as well as raising money to keep the band running. Verwood Concert Brass helps raise money for other charities as well.
Planets – Christmas 2018
Planets is a new charity based at Southampton General Hospital, dedicated to defeating Pancreatic, Liver and NeuroEndocrine Tumours.
This is the Charity that the band has supported with our carol playing throughout the Christmas period and we will present them with a cheque in excess of £1800 at our next concert in April.
PLANETS raises money to help the Hospital provide world-class care for patients in supporting their pioneering work in treatment, research and education.
One of our members died earlier this year of a NeuroEndocrine Tumour and PLANETS provided a great deal of information and support to help him and his family through a long illness.
Charity No 1051543
Katies New Wheels – Christmas 2017
The band has had plenty to celebrate. First up was the delight in seeing some of the money raised through collections at the many carolling events the band performed in the run up to Christmas put to very good use.
Helen Dunnings, Chairman of Verwood Concert Brass explained “Some of the money we collect through carolling is used to support the band but we also share some of the money raised with a chosen charity. This year we chose to support ‘Katie’s New Wheels’ via ‘The Tree of Hope’ charity.
Choosing this charity was easy. Katie, is 10 years old and recently joined our Acorns new starters group to learn to play the trumpet. As well as loving making music we found out that she would also love to be able to get out and about more in our beautiful New Forest and Dorset coastal countryside with Vinnie, her assistance dog. That’s not so easy for Katie as she has cerebral palsy but an all-terrain wheel chair would help resolve that, so hence the ‘Katie’s New Wheels’ charity to help fund the purchase of one.
We were delighted that the donation from Verwood Concert Brass, combined with that of The Sarah Kinsley Fund, meant Katie’s wish came true and were thrilled when she turned up at band rehearsal to show off her brand-new wheels.