East Coast Churches and Community Music Festival
(A Registered Charity)
While the roots of our organisation were established in the local churches communities of all denominations, Over the past 13 years were have broadened our vision to include the wider community with the common aim of improving peoples lifestyle through active participation in music making. Whether you are already Member of our charity or are considering becoming a Member you will be joining an organisation which reaches out to all regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
Although we are based in Bridlington with our head office at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Voluntary Action Service’s (ERVAS) new community Hub in Bridlington. Our sphere of influences stretched from Whitby in the North and Lincolnshire in the South including the East Riding, North Riding counties of Yorkshire, the cities of Hull, York and Leeds.
We function financially through fundraising activities, community concerts, music competitions, donations from public bodies, and membership subscriptions. As a Member your membership fee helps us sustain our ongoing activities and your ideas, practical support and comments will ensure our long-term viability. We operate on a small, but well managed budget covering hire of venues, insurance, publicity, social media, acquiring music, sound equipment and prize money for our young people’s event.
Our Membership fee is only £10.00 per year and in return Members who join our Festival Chorus/Orchestra get a discount on the music while Non-Festival Chorus Members get free tickets to our Fun Night. An important part on your Membership is that you are able to have your say at the AGM, nominate future members of our Board of Trustees and influence the future direction of the charity. If you are a taxpayer your membership subscription can be ‘Gift Aided’ making it worth £12.50 to the charity. Some of our Members make an addition voluntary donation which can also be ‘Gift Aided’.
You can pay your Membership fee in cash to our Membership Secretary at one of our Festival Chorus rehearsals. (This saves us bank charges all organisations now have to pay) or by cheque made payable to “East Coast Churches and Community Music Festival” and posted to: The East Coast Churches and Community Music Festival, C/o ERVAS 2a, Marshall Avenue, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. YO15 2DS. Thank you once again for your contribution to ECCCMF charity. Please complete the slip below and send/hand in with your donation.
Kind regards. Paul Lowe (Chair of Charity)
Post to address to Marshall Street (see above).
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