Charity Fundraising

Chalmers Mackay Charity Fundraising

Bands and individual performers often appear in public throughout the year, and as a result, the music school has raised thousands of pounds for various charities. The following charities have benefited from School concerts: Marie Curie, Anthon Nolan, Cerebral Palsy Fund, Imperial Cancer, Romanian Orphans, Action Aid, Salvation Army, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Ucan Fund, The Archie Foundation, Aberdeen Special Nursery, Diamond Vale Government Steel Pans Band, Trinidad.

ARI Donation

Chalmers Mackay donated £1500 to Ward 101 on Tuesday 10th February as a result of their Christmas Fundraising. The money came from the Junior Christmas Concerts and also a Country Music night at the Kintore Arms when the Ruby Rendall Band donated their fee to the Fund along with soloist Claire Maguire and trio Ariosa.

Charity Walk

Ruby, Mag and Anne have raised over £215 on Friday 8th May doing a charity walk - this goes towards the Charity Fund of this year - Parkinson's UK. This brings our total fundraising so far this year to Parkinson's UK to £1070.00! We thank Anne MacArthur for kindly opening her house up to our students and friends on May 3rd for a superb recital by Jim, Kaye, Neil, Anne, Fraser, Bryce, Alison and Ruby. £200 was raised for Parkinson's UK. A big thank you to all the Chalmers Mackay performers for raising £650 at our recent concerts for Parkinson's Research Fund.

T in the Marpark Festival

We would like to say a huge huge thank you for the support from everyone yesterday (23rd Aug) at T in the Marypark Festival... and for helping us raise just under £2500 for Parkinsons UK! Thank you to all the performers and helpers, and a big thanks to Verdi and Lorraine Moar for opening the grounds of their home to house the festival. It's going from strength to strength. This was the biggest crowd yet since the Festival started 5 years ago. The sun shone, the music was fantastic and all the stall holders added to the day with ice cream, pizzas, burgers and chips, cakes and candy, bouncy castle sponsorship... making it in all a fantastic day for everyone!!

Flood Victim Fundraising

JANUARY 2016: In January we took part in a fundraiser at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie to fundraise for the flood victims of the North-East. In total, £1226 was raised!! Thank you to everybody for coming along to support the cause.

Flood Victim Fundraising

JANUARY 2016: Chalmers Mackay would like to thank everyone that helped/participated/donated/ and came along to our performance events in January in aid of Flood-aid North East, helping to raise funds to those who have been affected by the recent floods, £2802.82 was raised and we are really thankful to everyone!

Flood Victim Fundraising

FEBRUARY 2016: At our latest fundraising ceilidh held at Hatton of Fintray Hall, we raised a brilliant £936 which has gone toward the Flood-aid North East! This means that the total money raised this year so far for the North-East Flood Victims is an incredible £4965! Thank you to everybody who has donated to help out our local community!

Kintore Ceilidh Fundraiser

Thanks to all who donated last night (26th Feb) at the Kintore Fundraiser Ceilidh - we raised a fantastic £530 for the Flood Aid Appeal. This brings our total to £5495!!!

MND Fundraising Cheque Presentation

On Thursday 8th March, Ruby and Mag went up to Fochabers to present young Lucy Lintott with a donation of £2000 to MND Scotland. Lucy was diagnosed with the condition in 2013. Ruby says she is the most upbeat, fun person she has met in a long time. She has now become a Friend of Chalmers Mackay Music School. Lucy is a great fan of country music and spends most of her time going to shows, meeting the stars, and enjoying listening to her favourite music.