Orchestra’s Concert Raises Funds For The Guildford Time Bank

Guildford Symphony Orchestra’s royal wedding summer prom concert has helped to raise £410 for the Guildford Time Bank project.

The successful concert, held at G Live on Saturday, May 19, featured prom favourites, British classics old and new, and a section of music titled a Right Royal Fanfare. In all, it set the tone for a high-spirited end to the orchestra’s 99th season.

Volunteers who helped to collect donations for the Guildford Time Bank at Guildford Symphony Orchestra’s concert at G Live, from left: Ian Ross, Claire Lane, Dursun Onay, Angie and Gary Welch, Caroline Venning, Mike Hughes and Denise Graves.

There was a bucket collection with all cash donated to the Guildford Time Bank to help run it. It is a scheme where people are spending time helping others and earning time credits in return for help they may need themselves.

Voluntary Action South West Surrey is helping to establish the time bank and a team of volunteers were at the concert collecting donations and promoting the scheme.

By logging on to the Guildford Time Bank’s website, members can post the services they have to offer and what they seek in return and make contact with other members in a secure way.

The Guildford Time Bank was launched in 2016 after consultation with community groups and local residents. It is part of the Surrey network of time banks and a member of Timebanking UK, a registered charity.

The Guildford Time Bank and Voluntary Action South West Surrey thank the Guildford Symphony Orchestra for their support.

For more details about joining the Guildford Time Bank, contact Ian Ross on 07798 754027. Email: guildfordtimebank@gmail.com