Spinnaker Chorus is an A Capella 4 part harmony choir of sixty-five members based in Portsmouth. Every year we nominate a charity to support with our fundraising and this year we chose the Hants & IOW Air Ambulance service. Despite restricted opportunities due to the pandemic we were determined to raise as much as we could to help this life-saving charity. We hosted a barbershop 'Unconventional Convention’ last October on behalf of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers and invited member choruses from our local region to come and showcase some songs with us. We sold refreshments and had a raffle during the event which was well supported. Through the year we’ve had a Bring & Buy Sale, cake sales, sold items on EBay and received generous donations from performances locally.
We were delighted to present Judith Stephens from HIOWAA with a cheque for £815.00 at a recent rehearsal.
The presentation was made by Spinnakerette Hazel Smith, who was instrumental in our decision to support the air ambulance. She explained that “HIOWAA is so very special to me since it hugely contributed to saving my son’s life when he had to be flown to St George’s hospital in Tooting following a car accident for urgent heart surgery. It was a very scary time but he survived to tell the tale and as you may imagine, I’m indebted to HIOWAA”
We’re delighted to be continuing to support HIOWAA for a second year to help this invaluable emergency service which totally relies on donations to provide the £15,000 per day to enable the service to bring immediate critical care to patients when they need it most.