Well, AS! is run under the charity of Ashford Vineyard and the choir doesn’t pay anyone a salary. It covers some expenses (equipment, tour recces, some items of clothing etc) and also pays to keep the thing running! That’s where a lot of the money goes. Aside from that, a contribution is made to Ashford Vineyard for the use of the premises and this money specifically goes for use in the various Compassion projects in the community.
Other money goes towards Pilgrims Hospice for who we have raised over £40,000 since the choir started! It’s an amazing amount of money! They are our chosen charity that we invariably will have collection pots out for at gigs and we do our Big Concert & Quiz to raise further funds for them too.