Charity Fundraising

Fundraising

The very first performance of Messiah in Dublin was in aid of charity, and this is a tradition which we are proud and privileged to continue. Each year the committee selects a different local charity, and in recent years, thanks particularly to local sponsorship and loyal audiences, we have been able to present well over £1000 to our chosen charity. The amounts that we are able to donate rely heavily on the proceeds of ticket sales, whilst the cost of staging the performance is largely covered by sponsorship.

2018 Tibbs Dementia Foundation
£1868.63
2017 Bedford Hospitals Charity
£2130.13
2016 The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
£1464.56
2015 SENSE – for deaf / blind people
£1306.54
2014 Prebend Day Centre
£1528.63
2013. Emmaus Village Carlton
£1941.54
2012 Breast Cancer Care
£2301.75
2011
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
£1682.50
2010
East Anglian Air Ambulance
£1881.60
2009
Alzheimer’s Society Bedfordshire
£1521.00
2008
Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice
£1348.00
2007
Bedford Citizens Advice Bureau
£1000.00
2006
Motor Neurone Disease Association
£1400.00
2005
Marie Curie Cancer Care
£1365.00
2004
Spurgeon’s Young Carers
£1300.00
2003
Sight Concern Bedfordshire
£1300.00
2002
Arthritis Research Campaign
£1600.00
2001
Home Farm Trust, Shefford
£1200.00
2000
MS Therapy Centre Barkers Lane

£1000.00

1999
Sue Ryder Hospice - St Johns Moggerhanger
£ 700.00