BMVC and the local community

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Whilst BMVC itself relies on the generosity of both private individual and public funding, the choir is very keen to support other charities and voluntary organisations – especially those that provide a service within the local or broader Welsh communities – by hosting or appearing at fund raising events.


BMVC’s chosen charity for 2017 is Blood Bikes Wales. At our annual Christmas concert at St. Helen’s church in December 2017, the choir was pleased to raise enough money to make a donation of £1,200.




BMVC’s chosen charity for 2015 was the Wales Air Ambulance Service






Feb 2015 Deacon Lorraine Brown, Director of the Amelia Trust Farm, was presented with a cheque for £700 by Gareth Roberts, Chairman of Barry Male Voice Choir (BMVC).The cheque is to support work at the Amelia Trust and the money was raised at BMVC’s annual Christmas Charity Concert at St Mary’s Church, Barry on the 6th of December 2014.
Amelia Trust Dec 2014
Picture: Chairman Gareth Roberts presents cheque to Deacon Lorraine Brown of Amelia Trust

2014 – Choir Raise Funds for Velindre Barry Male voice Choir were pleased to present a cheque for £1200 to representatives of The Velindre Cancer Centre. This sum had been raised from the choir’s Annual Charity Concert at All Saints’ Barry in December 2013. They were accompanied by local artiste Jodi Bird and the RAF St. Athan Voluntary Band.

Velindre presentation photo_2
Picture courtesy of Simon Arscott.

2013 Barry Male Voice Chairman Gareth Roberts was delighted to make a presentation on behalf of the choir of a cheque for £1200 to representatives of the Barry branch of the NSPCC at a recent choir practice . Gareth explained “This is a marvellous start to the choir`s new year and a reminder that our 110th Anniversary Celebrations in addition to providing entertainment for many also offered support for local causes”. Lesley Hughes Chairperson of the Barry NSPCC responded “I would like to thank the Barry Male Voice Choir and the RAF St Athan Voluntary Band for the wonderful festive Christmas Concert given on our behalf at All Saints Church in December 2012 “. “Sadly today there is a greater need than ever to support many children whose lives are blighted by neglect, poverty and abuse”.

NSPCC 2013
Picture: L to R Mrs Carys Howe, Gareth Roberts, Mrs Lesley Hughes Ms Jo Leonard Community Fund Raising Manager for South East Wales and Musical Director.

From the Barry Gem March 2012 A cheque of £850 was recently presented by John Waud, Deputy Chairman of the Barry Male Voice Choir to Georgina Burke of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Penarth. John explained “The £850 was raised by the choir`s very successful Christmas concert held in partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan RAF Voluntary Band in All Saints’ Church December 2011. The choir is very proud of its community involvement and has recently performed in aid of the All Saints Church Organ Fund Appeal and Sir Malcolm Sargent`s children`s cancer charity Clic”.

Marie Curie March 2012
Picture: Deputy chairman, John Waud presents the cheque to Georgina Burke

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