Kiss and Cake Up

Huge thanks to Araminta Eyre who raised £50.37 for Concertina selling cupcakes at her school.  Visit her website to discover the delicious offerings she can bake for any occasion!

Concertina Raffle At The Bodfach Garden Open - 4th June

Bodfach Garden Open Raffle
The Annual Garden Open at Bodfach Hall, Llanfyllin was held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June from 2 – 6pm. 
This year attractions included a great display by the amazing collection of rhododendrons, music by the youngsters from North Powys Youth Music, arts and craft stalls, trampoline and bouncy castle for the kids, plant stall, photographic exhibition, charity stalls, the Bodfach Book Fair and homemade teas.

This year the raffle raised money for Concertina – Music for the Elderly.  Huge thanks to Simon and Maggie Baynes for all their efforts helping the many charities they support raise funds.

Concertina Holds A Soiree Musicale In Holland Park

£4,700 raised!

On Thursday November 17 2011 the trustees and committee members organised a delightful soiree at the elegant home of the Scotts in Holland Park. Concertina's newest Patron, Patricia Hammond, and her excellent accompanist Andrea Kmecova, performed a selection of popular songs which were enthusiastically received by Concertina's stalwart supporters. The intimate setting provided an ideal backdrop to Patricia's special brand of concerts tailored to the mood and taste of her audience. Her experience singing in residential care homes all over England shone through as she judged her audience to perfection. A delicious curry supper was provided by the trustees and committee members and an auction and raffle raised much needed funds for music for the elderly. £4,700 was raised and a wonderful evening was had by all!


The Worshipful Company of GrocersA grant of £10,000 has been awarded to The Concertina Charitable Trust by the Education and Charities Committee of The Worshipful Company of Grocers.  The Master, Andrew Dalton, hosted a delightful soiree at the Grocers' Hall to congratulate recipients of the awards at 3pm on Tuesday 22nd June.  Our Patron, Rosalind Plowright OBE, accepted a presentation cheque on Concertina's behalf.  The application to the Grocers' Charity was by invitation and we owe a huge debt of thanks to Charlie McAndrew who so kindly invited us to apply and to Toby Stubbs who introduced us to the committee members.
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