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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pont Charity Group

Three Ponteland men have set-up a small charity, not in opposition to the established fund-raisers, but specifically to support in a small way The Poor, and The Afflicted. Their mode of operation will be to hold a concert and raffle twice per year, the proceeds going to selected charities. Whilst preference will be given to local charities, the Trustees will also consider deserving causes from a wider field, and other methods.

Their Programme for 2013 will be a Male Quartet – “Just4Men” – Leader & MC – David Conway and a Soprano – Marjorie Archer on TUESDAY 4th.June, in support of the Great North Air Ambulance, and the well-known Grainger Singers, originally Opera Singers but now with a varied repertoire under their Conductor Michael Scott, on SATURDAY 26th. October, in support of Children N.E. Both concerts will be held in Ponteland Memorial Hall.

The Promoters, as signatories of the Constitution on 16th. January, assume the positions of Trustees:-  Andy Anderson, Chair; Bruce Grant, Secretary; Jim Robertson, Treasurer.
They have a representative group, including two authors, a total of sixteen Members.

As a small charity they are not required to register with the Charity Commission, but do use their Guidelines and Small Constitution. They will apply for Tax and Recognition purposes to HMRC. They are certain to do a worthwhile and fulfilling task, quite apart from the enjoyment and relaxation they will provide for their audiences. Depending on availability of the Artistes, the concerts have fallen on a Tuesday and a Saturday, respectively. You are encouraged to mark the dates in your diary now.