Christmas Street Collections
Mon 7th December 2015 at 11.30 - Fri 11th December 2015 - 16.00
For many years we have held a charity collection in the Newcastle central shopping area in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In recent years this has been in Eldon Square. Many charities have benefited thanks to the generosity of the people of the City.
In recent years we have been able to collect around £3,000 per year, over a period of three days thanks to the efforts of Club members, the generosity of the public and the assistance of various school, choirs and other musicians who have supported us.
In 2016, due to changes in the arrangments for allocating collecting time spots to charities, were only able to collect on one day and so the amount raised in the collection was significantly less. Thankfully, we were able to supplement the amount raised in the collection by an allocation from the Charity Funds of the Club and make a donation of £2,000 to the chosen charity, Newcastle Vision Support (Formerly the Newcastle Society for Blind People)