Our membership is spread around the county with a heavy rehearsal and concert schedule, this makes joint fund raising events limited and often based around concerts.

How can you help raise funds?

  • Donate goods for raffle and tombola at Christmas and Easter (hand them in at the rehearsal cafe) 

  • Donate goods and services for the Bryanston auction at Easter

  • Set yourself a sponsored challenge (more about this further down the page)

  • Take part in our Christmas busking activities

  • Find out if your employer supports local charities

Sponsored Activities

We have set up an online 'My Donate' donation page from which you can easily set your own challenge page and collect sponsorship securely online. Once your challenge is set up you can promote and monitor it using Google or Apple Apps.

Ben Fogle provides advice online on how best to promote your challenge using your own social media like Facebook.

You can find Help online if you get stuck setting up your challenge page.

Upcoming fundraising events

Look out for the Cake Sale Rota for 2014-2015!!

Previous fundraising events

2014 - HCYO 12 hour sponsored non-stop music event (the longest informal concert ever).

A huge thanks to all those involved in the 12 hour music marathon (orchestra members and parents) - we raised just over £1000 - excellent result and well worth the sore heads the day after!  Carl Clausen

2013 - Christmas Busking raised over £750.  Thanks to all who participated at Basingstoke, Winchester, Hedge End and Gunwharf Quays.

Busking in Basingstoke, afternoon session, December 2013

2013 - Lou Walker, mother of horn player Charlie Walker in HCYO, swam the English Channel as part of a relay team to raise funds for FHCYO in September 2013.  Please visit Lou’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page:'s blog can be read at

Lou Walker

HCYO and the Friends of HCYO

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