-This term we are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer support and The Lullaby Trust
In 2002, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the charity we formerly supported, and The Cancer Research Campaign merged to form Cancer Research UK. We will continue to support this and other charities.
We believe that it is important that the members work not only for themselves but for a wider cause. Cancer is a disease which affects so many lives, and the more work Cancer Research UK can do to find cures for the disease, the better life will be for the thousands of people diagnosed weekly.
We believe it is a very worthwhile charity and the children know that the money raised by their efforts goes to help many people. To date the group has raised over £73,000 for the charity and will continue to raise money at every event. The profit from each event is given to charity, and various representatives support the group by coming to events and often bringing raffle prizes for our very profitable raffles.
In December we sing carols and Christmas songs at Milton Keynes Shopping Centre and are allowed to collect for charity. We have in previous years organised door-to-door singing for the residents of Heath & Reach. We continue to raise funds for various charities including the Laura Crane Trust and Keech Cottage Hospice and believe this is an integral part of our organisation. We have also supported other charities, these include Guide Dogs For the Blind, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Meningitis Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer's Society, Epilepsy Society, and the New York Disaster Fund. We have also made a CD of songs in aid of SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter).
In 1995, Sally saw an advert asking people to raise funds by "singing out" against cancer -- this is where, and why, the groups affinity with charity giving began. Having lost her grandfather and her best friend's mother to cancer this seemed a perfect tribute to them both. For Ernest Mountjoy and Kathleen Barnes, we salute you as you have been the inspiration for thousands of children who have worked with LBCT since 1995 and helped us raise huge sums of money