Taverham Band nominates a charity each year to whom monies collected at concerts and events are donated.
Nominated Charity for 2011
Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need
Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Of all people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the first 10 days, about a third are likely to make a recovery within one month and about a third are likely to be left disabled and needing rehabilitation.
Stroke has a greater disability impact than any other medical condition. A quarter of a million people are living with long-term disability as a result of stroke in the UK.
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.
The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants.
We also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and we act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.
For more information please click here to visit The Stroke Association website.
The Sensory Garden Project
In 2011 the Band is raising funds towards a specific project, namely the provision of a sensory garden at Norwich Community Hospital (formerly the West Norwich Hospital) for the benefit of stroke patients.
2011 COLLECTION TOTAL
A total of of £3,400 was collected during 2011, and presented at our Spring Concert in 2012, taking our grand total to over £39,000 since 1995!!