CLARITY ON CHARITY - The Spa Strummers are a not-for-profit group and have not received grants or funding from outside. All charity donations and running costs come from our own efforts and subs.
We are very proud to have supported (and will continue to support ) charities and charitable events. April 2020 we donated £250 to NHS front line staff (corona virus) via Captain Tom's appeal. April 2020 we donated £250 to Brain Tumour Research in memory of the late Kenn Dalley (Strummer). June 2019 we were proud to donate £250 to Myton Hospice, and for 2nd year running £250 each to the Graham Fulford Trust (prostate screening), Helping Hands (homeless local support), Entrust Partnership (local children with disabilities). Last year £250 to Breast Cancer Now. £150 to Salvation Army. March 2019 we performed at a Christian Aid fund raising concert for Christian Aid at Lillington Free Church, and May 2019 for Warwick Lions charities at St Nicholas Church
A huge thanks to all who supported our last 4 annual festivals 2013,2014,2015,2016 and numerous other events which has enabled us in turn to support worthy causes.
We donated £500 from our funds to Air Ambulance from our last festival, plus £121 taken on the day at their stall. We also donated to Christian Aid, Prostaid and Macmillan Cancer Support from our funds and fund raising night. The previous 3 festivals enabled us to contribute over £1550 to Zoe's Place Baby Hospice. We are also proud to have supported and performed at numerous diverse charity events from the outset, including local fund raising events for individuals and schools. A huge thanks to all Strummers and public, whose wonderful positive participation make it all possible. - David Jenkins
Good afternoon Dave
I am just emailing to say thank you so much for kindly supporting us. We will get you an official Thank you letter sent out, I just wanted to send over a quick thank you. I hope everything went really well with the concert.
Thank you once again for choosing to support us and we hope to be in touch with you in the future.
Dear Dave, Please accept my sincere thanks on behalf of your goodself and all your colleagues for the very generous cheque for £250 to enable us to continue our work. It was great to see other worthwhile local causes also receiving much needed funds....so you should all be very proud....keep up the good work. Thanks also for entertaining us so regally....you were all clearly enjoying it as much as we were. Great stuff! I've taken the liberty of adding you to our Warwick Group so that I can keep you up to date about local testing events so you can pass the word on to your friends, relatives and neighbours. Hope that's ok. Thanks again. Regards Graham Fulford
Spa Strummers present a total £1000 charity donation during a break at their concert June 2nd 2019.
Money is raised by the group throughout the year.
Event was at the newly re-vamped Leamington Spa Pump Room Gardens and re-furbished bandstand
Hi Dave, It was so lovely to meet you and some of the group yesterday. Thank you so much for your very kind donation in memory of your friend and fellow spa strummer Kenn Dalley. I have attached a copy of the photo that we will be putting on social media as a thank you to you. A big thank you to you all too for playing in our day hospice to our patients and staff, they and I, all loved it!!!
Kindest regards and hope to see you all again soon
Louise Careless | Myton Hospice
Email from St Mark's Church fund raising concert
Thank you so much for all your efforts on Saturday night & entertaining us so well. It was a brilliant evening & I'm very grateful for the strummers donation. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. I'm pleased to say we managed to raise £568.71, most of which was gift aided, so we did very well & our kitchen should be totally finished by this Friday.
Certainly hope you can revisit next year & play for us in the hall, so we can 'bop' around a bit better. Maybe a summer event with drinks & cake.