By KLTV Newsdesk –
Honley Male Voice Choir (HMVC) have announced they are set to receive multiyear funding of £1,000 for the next three years.
The funding comes from the Thornton Family Fund and is distributed by One Community to help with ongoing running costs.
Honley Male Voice Choir is based in Honley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and performs a variety of Male Voice music such as choir and other such performances.
Before the pandemic, they would regularly perform within Huddersfield Town Hall and often with world-renowned performers like Lesley Garrett, Cory or Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Bands or other top bands and artists.
As a registered charity itself, the choir takes part in many fundraising events supporting both national and local charities.
One Community is a local fund based in Kirklees. They help generate funds for community and support groups in the borough, to make sure they can continue to help the community.
Speaking on the news, Chairman of the HMVC, Meirion Lewis, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous award from One Community’s Thornton Family Fund.
“Like many ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, we have limited resources and are experiencing a severe impact on our usual income streams due to the current Covid-19 crisis.”
Mr Lewis added that the HMVC is “incredibly grateful” for the opportunities the funding will provide, especially at a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access.
He added: “This award will not only provide valuable support to the Choir, by contributing to the wellbeing, health and social life of the singing membership, but will also ensure ‘We Rise Again’ as lockdown restrictions are eased and we return to live rehearsals and performances.
“Please continue to stay safe and take great care of yourselves and your loved ones”.