The Final 2 Charity Donations

Following on from last month’s donation to the Urology department of Louth Hospital LRAC  2014-03-21 003a lrsthis week Louth Male Voice Choir gave the last two donation to Lincolnshire Riding for Disabled (RDA) and the Lincoln Cathedral Music Appeal. The RDA is based at the purpose built Lincolnshire Activities Centre (LRAC) at Kenwick. The cheque for £250 was presented to Jeanette Jones by our Chairman, Richard Keeble. This Lincolnshire Wolds group was established in 1996 led by Jeannette and will soon include another unit at Ulceby. It will have around 20 riders on their books and over 25 volunteers. They have 2 instructors and the sessions are on a Tuesday evening from 5-7pm when they use 3 horses that are owned by the centre and 3 ponies that are brought in by our volunteers for the evening. It is a mixed age and ability group and for the last 9 years the group has taken around 6 riders to the Clywd Special Riding Centre in Wales and find that the riders benefit from the continual riding in the week. The holiday is always a great success. Contact Mrs B Baldock   0845 450 7601. The photo shows Jeanette Jones receiving the cheque from Richard Keeble with our treasurer, Roy Barber (far right). To the background sounds of Lincoln-Music-Fund-John-Dicthe choir rehearsing for evensong, Richard Keeble (LMVC Chairman) presented a cheque for £250 to John Dickinson, Chairman of the Lincoln Cathedral Music Appeal. The donation will go specifically towards the costs of the 20 boy and 20 girl choristers who are all attendees of the Minster School, some of whom board, and all of whom have daily rehearsals and or services to perform at the Cathedral. Although not as old as the Cathedral, which started construction in 1088, the choir and school have been going for centuries. Imagine how good we would be if we had that commitment, although our choir is inclusive, and moulds an overall sound, their choristers are very much selected with a big commitment on all sides. Should you not have been to the Cathedral, and heard the choir, it is an absolute must, quite awe inspiring. Roy Barber (LMVC treasurer) was also present, both Roy and I are guides at St. James (Louth, as is David Bryant)) and would love to be living closer and become guides at the Cathedral as well. To learn more about the Music Appeal follow the link below.