Luminosa Policy on Giving:
Beyond performing music to a high standard, we have an ongoing policy of financial giving to each of the chosen charities to whom we dedicate our concerts. We donate 10% of ticket income and also hold retiring collections at the end of each performance, which we hope reflect the enjoyment the concert has been able to bring to the audience. In addition, ticket prices are set as ow as possible and free entry is available to under 12s. It costs around £2000 to produce each Luminosa concert, and the choirs tries to maintain a balance between the extent of our giving and the need to retain funds for future performances. Members undertake fundraising for the choir, to offset costs and to maintain the high quality of our concerts. Below is a list of some of the charities we have supported.
This Seasons Charity
For our 2019 season of concerts we will be supporting Cystic Fibrosis at Frimley Park, as voted for by our choir members.
We recognise the excellent level of support for those suffering from the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis the multi-disciplinary team at Frimley Park provides for those living with this condition.
Proceeds from our 2019 concerts and fund-raising efforts will be donated to help support the vital work this charity does.
Cader MacPhail explaining to choir members the nature of the vital work Challengers do with young people with disabilities in their Playscheme in Alton.
Picture: Vernon Nash.
£800 Raised for Alton Playscheme
Last Season we raised a total of £800 to support the excellent work undertaken by the charity disability challengers.
On Tuesday 5th March Cader MacPhail from disability challengers came to collect the donation from Luminosa and thank the choir for their fundraising efforts.
Challengers provides respite care for children from the age of four upwards through a play scheme, they provide a diverse range of activities from drawing and face painting through to handling petting animals and cooking. Challengers are an inclusive organisation who cater for a range of children with diverse needs.
Luminosa are delighted to be able to support them with their mission. For more information about their work or to support them yourself head over to their website.
Charities we have Supported
Shooting Star Children's Hospice
Naomi House Children's Hospice
St Micheal's Hospice
Jess Brown's Wheelchair Fund
Karamoja Community Uganda
All Saint's Church Alton
St. Thomas on the Bourne, Farnham
St. Lawrence Church, Alton
Church of the Holly Road, Hollybourne