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The main aim of Serenade is for the ladies of the group to have FUN, FUN, FUN. But there is a more serious side.

As our name suggests we are a community choir and as such we try to live up to our name and give something back to the local community. That’s why you will see us singing at local events and performing at some of the local nursing homes.

We are a friendly bunch and all enjoy what we do immensely, so we’re keen to use our ‘talents’ to raise money for charity. This could be a local charity, or a larger, national charity which has been selected for whatever reason by a member of our group.

The 2017/18 fundraising season we have chosen the Shepshed Community Swimming Pool Committee to benefit from our fundraising. 

The pool committee feel our local pool certainly needs and deserves your help.
Here they explain why they need our help. “Iveshead school pays for the pool but receives no funding to help aside from money raised from bookings etc - several tens of thousands short of what is needed to maintain it. Swimming has not been on the secondary National
Curriculum for years and even primary schools, who used to have many pool bookings are now only required to offer a course of lessons to non-swimmers. The Pool Committee are investigating ways of keeping the pool open. Fundraising for capital items really helps; we are still short of funds to replace the pool cover (which prevents heat loss, and therefore reduces running cost)”.

2016 we voted for The Shepshed Toy Library which is a fantastic resource for local parents and carers to hire children's toys. The Toy Library also tied on votes with STEPS, so we will had two wonderful local charities to raise for that year. STEPS is a charity we have raised money for before and is a charity that provides conductive education for children with motor disabilities. We managed to raise £1500 each!!!!! As well as that we had a surplus, which we donated £500 to ALL our previous charities - Peter Le Marchant Trust , Derbys., Leics. & Rutland Air Ambulance, Bloodwise previously  Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, LOROS, The Shepshed Food Bank and The Shepshed Volunteer Centre. What a bumper year!!!!

2015 we voted to support The Shepshed Volunteer Centre which provides volunteer led services including social car scheme, gardening and befriending in the Shepshed community. Something we are all passionate about.

All activities and services are facilitated and supported by a paid worker, but rely on the hard work and commitment of the many volunteers who provide hours of valuable service. We were very proud to present a cheque for £2500. 

2014 we supported the wonderful Peter Le Marchant Trust who provide day trips and holidays on waterways for disabled and seriously ill people. We were proud to present a cheque for £1370

2013 we were very proud to raise money for two charities the Derbys., Leics. & Rutland Air Ambulance and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. We had an amazing year and raised £1030 EACH!!!!!! Totalling £2060 - good going ladies and thank you to everyone who came to our events.

Our first year we raised £550 which we donated £250 to the Shepshed LOROS support group, £250 to STEPS and £50 to Embrace.


We are keen to hear any of your ideas for fundraising events. Please let us know if you are a past master at fundraising, we’d love to hear what you have to say.


We’re happy to accept donations. We are very grateful for any amount, no matter how small, to help us reach our goal. We would also like to hear from you if you have any items to donate that could be used for craft fairs, raffles, tombola etc.

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Most important of all. We would love to see you at any of our performances, so please come along and join us in raising the roof , and as much money as possible for our charities!

Watch this space for details of our next fundraising event.  

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£12,480!!! Is the amount Serenade has raised so far for our charities!

Shepshed Community Swimming Pool Committee


The Shepshed Toy Library

STEPS charity

Cheque presentation to The Shepshed Volunteer Centre

The Shepshed Volunteer Centre

Cheque Presentation to Peter Le Marchant Trust

Peter Le Marchant Canal Boat

"Manning" the stall at the Shepshed Market (or should that be "Ladying"?)



cheque presentation to LLR 2014

Presenting our cheque for £1,030 to Leukaemia and

Lymphoma Research


cheque presentation to Air Ambulance 2014

Presenting our cheque to the Derbys., Leics., and

Rutland Air Ambulance for £1,030


Loros Cheque 2013

 Our cheque to Loros



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