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After rehearsal some of us meet up for a drink and a chat and everyone is welcome – indeed, the more the merrier.  Our usual venue for this is currently The Dorset Soldier, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen – just down the road from where we rehearse.

Social events for members and their guests have included parties, summer picnics, skittles evenings and a ceilidh.  There is currently a vacancy for a Social Secretary.

Charities:  Before each concert we select a ‘good cause’, usually a local charity, to be the recipient of any monies we receive via retiring collections, etc.  The charity to receive the proceeds of our last concert was the Allison Campbell Trust, which works to support people who are terminally ill, mainly in the Purbeck area of Dorset. This term we shall be supporting the work of Julia’s House, which is a local hospice for children with life-limiting, life-threatening or terminal conditions.