Weʼve raised £420 to Help support my late father's vision by keeping the choir he so lovingly co-founded alive!
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
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- Funded on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
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It’s that time of year again, when I’m gearing up to run the Bristol Half Marathon. In the past, I’ve run for Cancer research, MacMillan, and for Dr Hadwen (non animal testing). This year, I’m very proud to say that I’m running for a slightly different cause – which is in support of my late father’s part in the Bristol Bach Choir foundation – the Alan Farnill Fund.
Many years ago in July of 1967, my Dad co-founded The Bristol Bach Choir, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary! The choir continues to perform regularly throughout the year and brings a great deal of pleasure to both its members and the local community. As with any choir or ‘group’, funding can often be a challenge – both in attracting new members and for music, marketing, concert venues etc.
When Dad sadly passed away in 2014, a Fund was set up in his memory and the donations to this fund were used to support new joiners (under 30 years of age) with their choir membership and music costs. This has worked well so far, and has already helped attract new members to the choir.
Co-founding the choir was the realisation of a vision for Dad. One that would enable people to come together to make and share their mutual appreciation of music. I’m running this race to help keep that vision alive. Any donation, however small, will be extremely welcome.
Best Wishes to all, and thank you for your support,
- 5 months ago
Christine Buckley5 months ago
Thank you SO much everyone for your kind donations! They are so very much appreciated! Well.. it's one week to go now and I'm very very excited!!!! Off out now on this rather grey Sunday morning to do my last 'big' run, in preparation. Will see you on the other side next weekend. Thanks again you lovely people. Love Chrissy xxx
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Sep 24, 2017
Rolling back the years and remembering happy times in the HULL Bach Choir with Alan. Keep running Christine Luv Gwen.
Sep 19, 2017
Adding in more kind offline cash donations. Thanks everyone! :)
Sep 13, 2017
Adding in kind offline donations I've received! :)
Sep 11, 2017
Hi Christine. Donation as promised. Target already exceeded; well done. Enjoy the run this weekend and thank you for creating the opportunity for your friends to support the Alan Farnill Fund.
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
Good luck Chrissy I'm sure you will smash it 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️Xxx
Sep 10, 2017
A bit more to help the Tiddly Pom fund. Your Dad would be very proud of you taking on this challenge and your efforts to save the choir. Well done and good luck with the run. Kate and Danny xxx
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