Why we run Fundraisers

Our regular Choirs and Orchestras all run fundraising events to support Wren in its charity work. These can vary from car boot sales, to busking in the streets to major events such as Ceilidhs and Concerts.


There are a number of purposes for these fundraisers:

  • A chance for the groups to rehearse together for performances
  • Performing in public to a wider range of audiences
  • Promoting Wren and its work
  • And of course raising funds for the charitable work that Wren does


Fundraising Ceilidh at Alverdiscott -

A group of 10 musicians from the Folk Orchestra of North Devon got together as ‘Strings ‘n Things’ to run a highly successful ceilidh in Alverdiscott, just south of Barnstaple. Nearly 100 people were treated to an evening of lively dances and a ploughman’s supper and the event raised over £600 for Wren after hall hire and food expenses. Special ‘thank yous’ go to the organisers - Heather, Pat and Liz and to our essential volunteers - Sue for running the kitchen, Geoff on the door and raffle and Bev for a lot of running around!  

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North Devon Christmas Concert & Ceilidh 2016

A great evening of fun and entertainment with North Devon Folk Orchestra, North Devon Folk Choir, North Devon Roots Band and Roots Acoustic.  A special thankyou from us all to Nick & Becki for organising us! :)

Forthcoming Events:

Recent Events:

Let us know if you are planning a Wren fundraising event - and we will put information here!

North Devon Folk Choir Summer Concert - Thursday 2nd August, 7pm

South Molton Methodist Hall, North Street, South Molton EX36 3AW

North Devon Folk Choir is a Voices in Common Folk Choir of Devon (All voices and all ages (16+) welcome to join)

Fabulous traditional songs combine with newly written pieces - Opportunities to join in the singing included!

Entry: suggested donation £5 - refreshments available  - more info here


North Devon Folk Orchestra Summer Concert - 18th July, 7.30pm

St Nectan's Church, Hartland, Devon

North Devon Folk Orchestra will be giving a Summer Concert and all are welcome!