Many of you will already know that the Choir’s chosen charity for 2017 is Chepstow based ‘Severn View Without Doors’. This is a project to provide a restful sensory garden for those suffering the many forms of dementia and related illnesses which sadly is becoming all too common these days. The project is run in conjunction with Dementia UK.
The choir has obligated itself to attempt to raise over £6000 to purchase and erect three outbuildings for the garden such as a gazebo, potting shed and a greenhouse or similar for use by Carers and sufferers of this terrible disease.
Again most of the fund raising will be carried out by the Choir’s associated Côr Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club and The Birdie Boys Golf Society who are arranging a series of events throughout the coming year, the first being The Redwick Challenge. This well organised and popular event challenges cyclists to ride as many laps around the 2 mile ‘Redwick Circuit’ as possible in an 8 hour period. It is open to all cyclists, young and not so young on May 21st starting at 8-00 am at the Rose Inn. Entry is £10 and all will be donated to the fund. Participants can turn up at any time between 8 am and 3 pm, pay the £10 to complete as many laps as they can. As little as one lap or try to break the record of 53 laps.
A special Memorial Cup in memory of chorister Theo Roberts is to be inaugurated this year. It will be presented annually to the Choir section whose members complete the most laps of the circuit and will be held proudly in the Choir’s display cabinet. Theo was a great supporter of the Cycle Club charity raising events and turned up to help on just about every occasion to help out over the past 5 years, including being a member of the support team on the long distance cycle rides. He will be greatly missed.
Other events planned include a 4 day ride from Holyhead in Anglesey to Caldicot and a Golf tournament at the St Pierre Golf Resort near Chepstow. More details to follow.
Events such as these in the past five years have raised over £33000 for charity so please give us your full support.