Following our 2018 concert, we held the AGM, Dinner and Donation Presentations on 5-April-2019. We presented a cheques for:
- £10,650 to the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit,
- £2,500 to the Heart Failure Unit, and
- £550 to the Derby Music Centre (to support the Youth Bands who played in our concerts)
totalling a record for the year of:
– all due to your generosity and support, with a special thanks to the Rotary Club. This year’s charity will be Cancer Services.
Derby Hospitals Choir got together with the professional musicians that work with the hospital to carry out a Christmas “Flashmob” in the Royal Derby Hospital foyer just before Christmas. The Audio Visual department just happened to have camera there to capture it all … click on this link.
The two Tandem Buggies purchased by Derby Hospitals Choir and the Derby Hospital Volunteers were presented on 24-August…
– and don’t they look great! They will be operated by the Derby Hospital Volunteers.
(PS: No Traffic Accidents were reported during the presentation.)
Stop Press: Read the Chairman’s 2017 Newsletter online (with details of this year’s events and entry forms):-
Click here for Newsletter
Enjoy the marvellous sounds of the Derby Hospitals Choir in these excerpts from their most recent concert!
Click here to listen to a medley of 20-second highlights
or listen to each piece in full:-
- Rejoice the Lord is King
- Clare Benediction
- I Believe
- Stop the Cavalry
- And I Love Her
- Birthday (Beatles)
- African Crib Carol
- Tango Carol
- Mary had a Baby
- The Little Road to Bethlehem
- Oh Happy Day
- Hushabye Mountain
- All is Well
- Let it Snow
At the Strawberry Tea, awards were given to two members for Long Service to Derby Hospitals Choir. Here are Sue Worrall and Allan Hough holding their certificates (and looking at a very amusing photographer?).
Henry Danson decided to raise money for hospital related charities by shaving his head! Here he (before shaving) with a fantastic £350 raised. Derby Hospitals Choir was honoured to be one of the three selected charities. The picture shows Henry (centre) and our Chairman Louise on his right as one of the recipients.
This year we are raising money for a Hospital tandem Buggy!
You may have seen the electric buggies that ferry the less mobile around the hospital operated by the Friends of Derby Hospital, but these are restricted in where they can go because of their size. it is now possible to buy a two seat narrow electric vehicle that can ferry one person (plus driver) to many more locations in the hospital, for outpatients or less mobile visitors. Jackie Marriott is shown giving us a talk about the “Tandem Buggies”.
Here is a photo of the much loved, late Charles Green, as one of the Volunteers that drive the current buggies.