From humble beginnings in 1908 fund-raising has always been at the heart of the choir’s activities. Most of our concerts are held for this purpose and a considerable amount has been raised on behalf of good causes ranging from small, local organisations to established national and international charities.

Royal National Lifeboat Institute 1999

Since the choir took its annual Festival Concert into the city of Nottingham in 1973, charities have benefited from to the tune of more than £50,000 from this annual showcase evening. We are proud to include among our many beneficiaries the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Leukaemia Research, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Epilepsy Action, the Parkinson’s Disease Society, the British Heart Foundation, the Mapperley Hospital Wheels Appeal, Nottinghamshire Hospice, the Howard Crabtree Child Brain Scanner, the Queen’s Medical Centre Neo Natal Department, Nottingham City Hospital Arthritis Appeal, National Asthma Campaign, Victim Support, MacMillan Cancer Support, the Dyspraxia Foundation, Abbeyfield Nottingham Society Trust, the RNLI, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Childline, Charcot Marie Tooth Organisation, Prostate Cancer Charity, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group, the Colonel’s Fund of the Grenadier Guards and Tsunami Relief Funds.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education 2008

In 2008 the choir celebrated one hundred years of song with a Centenary Concert which enabled us to donate £12,324 to the anti-drugs charity D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).

In 2011, we launched our innovative Supported Concerts Scheme which releases proceeds from Festival Concerts to assist the promotion of ‘no-fee’ concerts to benefit a range of good causes. In the last two years, ten Supported Concerts have raised a total of £11,541 for a variety of charities. If you are interested in Supported Concerts you can find out more in the ‘Book Us’ page.

If you belong to or know of an organisation that might be interested in considering a Carlton Concert to help boost its funds, just take a look at the ‘Book Us’ page and please get in touch!