Interesting Facts

(Picture By Ian Crawford)

Most of the Choir’s work results in a benefit to a wide variety of good causes. Many times it is the providers of the venue that are the beneficiaries – local Churches, Clubs, etc. – too numerous to list here.

Sir Joshua Reynolds Choir
Winter Wonderland in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

In the past few years, the Choir has made direct donations, amongst others, to the Mustard Tree McMillan Centre, South Dartmoor Riding for the Disabled, ShelterBox, Children’s Hospice South West, Devon Air Ambulance, Woodside Animal Shelter, Derriford Children’s Cancer Service, The Motor Neurone Disease Association, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The R.N.L.I., Marie Curie Cancer Care, Parkinsons UK, The Alzheimer’s Association, MacMillan Cancer Support, Jeremiah’s Journey, NSPCC., St. Luke’s Hospice, The Devon & Cornwall Food Association, and Rotary Club Charities (Plymouth & District Leukaemia Fund and Literacy in a Box). Collectively, these charities have benefitted by a figure which has just topped £11500.00!

Latest News and Fundraising Events

In our Gala Year, the usual opening event of the Plympton St. Maurice Festival, entited ‘Thanks for The Memory’ raised a total of £300.00 which was split between Shelterbox and the R.N.L.I.

September 2015. A combined concert with The Laira Youth Band raised £534.30 for NSPCC. 

March 2016. Collection from our presentation of John Rutter’s Requiem at Plympton Ridgeway Methodist Church for St. Luke’s Hospice amounted to £491.48.

As a result of the Annual Opening Concert for the Plympton St. Maurice Festival 2016, the Choir were able to donate £224.00 to The Devon & Cornwall Food Association.

September 2017 saw us in a combined concert with the Plymouth Area Police Choir, helping Roborough and Tavistock Rotary Clubs raise money for their respective Charities – namely Plymouth & District Leukaemia Fund and Literacy in a Box. The total raised, to be shared between them and St Eustachius Church at Tavistock who provided the venue, was just over £2200.00. 

June 2018. A very successful concert, which was a sell out and where we collaborated with The Sunset Swing Band, resulted in the fantastic sum of  £705.00 being raised for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. In addition, the Choir staged the usual opening event of the Plympton St. Maurice Festival with a concert in St. Maurice Church, which raised another £160.00 for the same charity. The choir also raised £380.00 for The Rainbow Project (aid for Romania) at a concert at Sherwell United Church.

April 2019. The choir staged two concerts; one at Crownhill Methodist Church, raising £211.00 for Water Aid, and the other at Wembury Church which raised £505.00 for the roof repair fund.

June 2019. Our concert at Sherwell United Church raised £316.00 for The Children’s Society.

October 2019. At Salisbury Road Baptist Church, the combined choirs of Prince Rock Primary school, Salisbury Road Primary school, and Mount Street Primary school, joined us for a wonderful and inspirational evening of music, which resulted in an impressive £440.00 being raised for Children in Need.

December 2019. As part of our Christmas season of concerts, we raised £250.00 at Crownhill Methodist Church for the Plymouth Soup Run.