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Altnagelvin Hospital Choir

  • Income

    £7.9K

  • Spending

    £6.5K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 103144 Date registered. 17/02/2016

Public benefits

The Altnagelvin Hospital Choir’s purposes are beneficial to the community Purpose One: provide facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation, in particular the opportunity to participate in a choir and promote music, for past and present staff of Altnagelvin Hospital, Health and Social Care employees and any member of the local

community who wishes to participate in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said participants; This purpose encourages past and present staff members of the WHSCT and Altnagelvin Hospital to socialise both together and with like-minded community members in a pleasant group activity which is also directly supportive of local charitable causes. Such activity is not just social but is often a means of relieving stress associated with the work of health care professionals. This benefit can be demonstrated in Choir membership numbers at rehearsals, concerts and special events and is beneficial to the community with no harmful consequences nor private benefit to individuals. Purpose Two: promote the musical culture of the local community especially the interests of young musicians; This purpose contributes to the artistic life of the community by encouraging high-quality musical activity locally by both Choir membership and audience participation. It also promotes our cultural inheritance by supporting and encouraging future generations of young musicians. It can be demonstrated in Choir and audience numbers and their responses to our activities and by the inclusion of young musicians in our activities as soloists, instrumentalists and choir members. It is beneficial to the community with no harmful consequences nor private benefit to individuals. Purpose Three: further such other charitable purpose under the law of Northern Ireland as the trustees may from time to time approve and in particular to further the charitable work of the Health and Social Care Trust specifically relating to Altnagelvin Hospital; Further public benefit is found in this and all our purposes through our support of other charitable organisations practically and by donations. This provides support and substantial donations to recognized local causes and charities which can be demonstrated by the donated cash sums to local charities as well as activities in support of them. It is beneficial to the community with no harmful consequences nor private benefit to individuals.

What your organisation does

The Altnagelvin Hospital Choir Purpose 1 contributes to the annual memorial service for the Critical Care Unit in hymns & anthems, Carol sings the wards at Christmas, contributes music to occasional events like the Nurses’ Conference, BBC Songs of Praise, the Derry Choral Festival (in the Choral Trail, at the Hospice), the Altnagelvin Hospital

Healing Arts Project, etc. Purpose 2 a membership of up to 50 rehearses two hours weekly in the Hospital, singing two major concerts annually. It holds at least one social function annually & has instituted a Friends of Altnagelvin Choir to widen support for its activities. Purpose 3 sings annual concerts in important local venues to large audiences, performs in local festivals and events & disseminates information on artistic events through its substantial contact lists. Purpose 4 uses young musicians as instrumentalists & concert soloists in its recitals, encourages young singers to join as members & provides bursaries & grants to suitable cases. Purpose 5 donates the proceeds of its activities, after the deduction of costs, to charitable causes including the local Hospice, Child Line & Foyle Search & Rescue & wherever possible, provides assistance to those causes practically.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science

Who the charity helps

  • General public
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • Cultural
  • Education/training
  • Heritage/historical

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 August 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 30 August 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Charity’s purposes are specifically restricted to the following: to a. provide facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation, in particular the opportunity to participate in a choir and promote music, for past and present staff of Altnagelvin Hospital, Health and Social Care employees and any member of the local community who wishes to participate in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said participants; b. promote the musical culture of the local community especially the interests of young musicians; c. further such other charitable purpose under the law of Northern Ireland as the trustees may from time to time approve and in particular to further the charitable work of the Health and Social Care Trust specifically relating to Altnagelvin Hospital.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 8 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Jim Kelley, 13 Aberfoyle Crescent South, Londonderry, BT48 7PF

Trustee board

Trustee
Philip Smith
George Emerson
Patrick Mcevoy
Maureen Neely
Neil Black
Susan Spence
Caitriona Mullan
Paul Mcgarvey

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Derry City And Strabane District Council