Home Rehearsals Location Performances Repertoire Membership Contact Us Links Charity Support

Supporting Local and National Charities

The Grand Union Community Choir is proud to have supported a number of local and national charities since its foundation and, as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations will be supporting two local branches of national charities, these being the Leighton Buzzard branch of Mencap and Home-Start, Central Bedfordshire

To support our fund-raising, we are holding a prize draw on the evening of our 10th Anniversary Concert on Saturday 18th May, 2019. Here is a list of the prizes on offer:

Prize Kindly donated by
Two nights in a luxury en-suite Wigwam Cabin Hill Farm and Orchard
Dubarry Handbag RB Equestrian
Joules Scarf RB Equestrian
Four unreserved tickets to a Boxing Event in London Goodwin Boxing
Two Ringside Seats to a Boxing Event in London Goodwin Boxing
Two Ringside Seats to a Boxing Event in London Goodwin Boxing
£100 Cash S50 Consulting
Celebration Cake Tracey Dunn
Spa Day inc. Treatments and Afternoon Tea for Two Cantamus Music
A Round of Golf for Two Leighton Buzzard Golf Club
Two Tickets for the Battle Proms Cantamus Music
Smartbox for Two Alison & David Packer
One Case of Riesling Edwards Beer and Wine Supplies Ltd
One Case of Riesling Edwards Beer and Wine Supplies Ltd
One Case of Cabernet Sauvignon Edwards Beer and Wine Supplies Ltd
One Case of Cabernet Sauvignon Edwards Beer and Wine Supplies Ltd
A Family Ticket Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
30-Day Free Membership Energie Fitness, Liscombe Park
Four Complimentary Tickets to ride on the Railway Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
Complimentary Tickets for One Adult and One Child Mead Open Farm
Garden Planted Container Jane Nash
Fruit Hamper Alison & David Packer
£25 Voucher Morrisons
Afternoon Tea for Two Room No.9
One Hour Shiatsu Session Joan Cooper
Manicure Voucher Jo Alexandra
£20 Voucher Texture Road
£20 Voucher Texture Road
Cream Tea for Two Sorelli Cafe & Restaurant
£10 Voucher Jules Fashion Accessories
Bag of Various Goodies Metalyka

Home-Start Central Bedfordshire

Home-Start Central Bedfordshire provides services for families in Central Bedfordshire and Luton. Since 1984 the charity has been helping local young children and their families struggling to cope with:

Home-Start logo
  • Disabilities and additional needs
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Poverty, financial issues and unsafe environments
  • Mental ill health
  • Bereavement
  • Hunger, poor nutrition, neglect
  • …and more

The charity works directly in the homes of families through weekly home visiting support as well as running groups for both adults and children around mental ill health and domestic abuse.

For more details please look at their website www.home-startcentralbeds.org.uk or follow them on Facebook HomeStartCentralBedfordshire

Leighton Buzzard Mencap

Leighton Buzzard Mencap works to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with learning disabilities and their families, running several support groups, for example:

Mencap 50th anniversary website banner
  • Friends Within enables members aged 18+ to socialise with the wider public, including organised trips out and about, and preparation for independent living
  • High 5s - a youth club for members aged 8 to 18 which meets once a week during term time and which parents, carers and siblings may also attend
  • A Summer Holiday Club - an immensely popular scheme which provides an action-packed club for children aged eight to 18, invaluable experience for student volunteers and a well-deserved break for parents/carers
  • Opportunity Group – a playgroup for children under five which provides a welcoming, secure and stimulating environment with a support system for parents/carers
  • For more information please visit their website www.lbmencap.org