Local choir chooses to support lifesaving children’s charity during 2023
North Somerset Good Afternoon Choir have chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) as their charity of the year for 2023 – helping to raise vital funds to support its lifesaving missions, transporting critically ill babies and children to a hospital for specialist treatment.
The choir is a fun community choir that gets together to sing in the afternoons across the West Country and enjoys making music, performing at concerts and raising funds for local organisations and charities.
The choir’s first fundraising event in 2023 took place on 18th March with a talk about the charity and its lifesaving missions, with the chance to donate funds to support them during the evening.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from local hospitals to specialist paediatric and neonatal treatment centres via the clinically designed helicopters which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.
“We are proud to have chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance as our Charity of the Year for 2023 and to be able to ensure their lifesaving missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK are possible,” said Good Afternoon Choir Founder, Grenville Jones.
The national charity receives no government or NHS funding so partnerships with local community teams such as this provide vital support to ensure the charity can continue to save the lives of babies and children across the UK.
“We are so excited to announce that the North Somerset Good Afternoon Choir have chosen the Children’s Air Ambulance as their charity of the year for 2023,” expressed Fiona Franklin, Community Fundraising Executive for the charity.
“Without the support from local community groups just like this we wouldn’t be able to provide our vital service and continue developing the Children’s Air Ambulance, including implementing new bespoke equipment onboard the aircraft to further support the NHS,” she added.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023. To help the charity mark this momentous milestone and support it so its lifesaving missions can continue, why not visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate preloved items, host a clothing bank, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, make a one-off donation, or even sign up to volunteer. Your support will help to keep hope alive for patients and their families.