Friends of St Cross gear up for autumn fundraisers

Volunteers and supporters visited the Black Country Living Museum. Photo by Bob Mercer.
Volunteers and supporters visited the Black Country Living Museum. Photo by Bob Mercer.

The dedicated team at the Friends of St Cross are putting preparations in place for another busy season of fundraising.

Volunteers and supporters of the charity came together recently to visit the Black Country Living Museum where they launched the autumn fundraising drive.

The outing was organised by Tracey Lennard and her team and raised £413 for the Friends.

The hard-working team are now gearing up for a 
showstopping concert at 
Castle Farm in Woolscott, where the choir Cavatina will perform songs from popular West End shows.

The event has been organised for Saturday, October 1 in memory of the late Julie Gordon, who played a crucial role on the Friends’ fundraising team for 16 years.

It will showcase music from classic shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Tickets can be booked by contacting Tracey on 01788 815788.

A Cuppa and Choir event has also been organised for this Saturday, September 24 at 2pm in the Paddox Methodist Church.

Members of the Hillmorton Community Choir will sing a few numbers throughout the afternoon and there will be the opportunity for visitors to browse an assortment of crafts, books and cake stalls.

The charity is also holding a quiz and curry evening at the Indian Community Centre on Edward Street on October 21 from 7pm.

Food and teams can be booked in advance by calling 07767 788938.

Willy Goldschmidt, chairman of the Friends of St Cross, said: “The charity is already planning how to spend the funds these events raise and is in discussion with the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, which manages the Hospital of St Cross, as to how we might support projects which bring new or expanded services to Rugby.

“We hope to be able to make an announcement about these in the next month or two.”

To find out more about upcoming events organised by the Friends of St Cross, visit