Donation at Police Choir Concert
We received a donation of £5000 at Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir’s Diamond Anniversary Concert at Derby Cathedral on Saturday.
We were delighted to be selected to be one of Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir’s chosen charities of the year and are incredibly thankful to have benefited by the wonderful concerts and performances put on throughout the County by the fantastic Choir.
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said in his introductory message to Saturday’s programme that “both the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and Safe and Sound are causes I have myself often supported and fully endorse your creditable choices.”
The 60th anniversary concert at Derby Cathedral consisted of three of Derbyshire’s best known male voice choirs – Alfreton, Chesterfield and Pye Hill & District, forming a choir more than 100 strong and supported by Derwent Brass.
Our Acting Chief Executive Nicola Dalby said “I am amazed at the size of this donation, it will really help us in continuing to support children and young people who are victims of child sexual exploitation. What’s even more amazing though is the energy and commitment that the choir members have put into raising this incredible sum: numerous practices, concerts, travelling across the county, giving up their time to promote the issue of child sexual exploitation and our work; and also what they do to raise the positive profile of Derbyshire Constabulary. They are an amazing group of people who we have been privileged to get to know. Thank you sounds inadequate, but on behalf of the children and young people this will help, a huge thank you’.
The Derbyshire Male Voice Choir have performed over 1500 concerts since the 1950s, and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and causes such as ours.
We are pleased to have such a strong association with the Derbyshire Constabulary. Working in partnership helps us all to better identify and support young people at risk of sexual exploitation and support the force in their investigations into perpetrators to ensure that more young people are kept safe from sexual exploitation across the County.