As a registered charity ourselves, we like to help others.  Each year a member of the choir chooses a charity which is close to their heart, which is supported by the choir for a whole year. This year our chosen charity is the Philip Bates Trust.
About the Trust
The Trust was set up to honour the life of Philip Bates, a young man from Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, who was tragically killed shortly after his 19th birthday in March 2000.
Philip was a keen musician who appreciated a wide variety of styles; he should have gone on to study Music and English at Lancaster University.
Objectives of the Trust
The Philip Bates Trust aims to advance the education of young people under the age of 25 in the arts by:
The provision of awards to encourage and support their pursuit of creative and artistic achievement.
The provision of financial support to projects or workshops, which aim to develop creative and artistic interests and skills in young people.
For more information on the Philip Bates Trust, please take a look at their website: