Project information

Carol Concert 2014

Stoll will be inviting Trustees, residents, staff and supporters to attend our Carol Concert in 2014. The concert will take place on 18 December 2014 and is a way of raising funds for our charitable aims. The concert will have a guest speaker, a military band and children from a local school.

October 2014 - December 2014

Charity information: The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation

The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation logo
  • Need


    Stoll has provided housing and support to vulnerable and disabled Veterans for almost a century
    Our Veterans often have complex needs be it mental illness, addiction, physical disability or homelessness. . Today we provide a range of services from housing with support in London to Outreach services, the monthly London Veterans' Drop-in brings together more than 20 service organisations to give Veterans and their families access to the information, advice and support they richly deserve.


    The Carol Concert will be a pleasant evening where our Veterans can relax and enjoy the festive season in the company of our supporter, Trustees and staff. By holding this community event we are helping our Veterans to join an active and supportive community and help to return to independent living.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To hold a Carol Concert to raise funds for our charitable aims in December 2014.


    » Invite Trustees, supporters, staff and residents to come to the Carol Concert. To provide the entertainment on the evening, military band & readings.

    What success will look like

    Success will be in getting 300 hundred people to attend the event and to raise funds to support our charitable aims.

    Aim 2

    To provide a supportive community that our residents feel comfortable in engaging with.


    » Invite a guest celebrity speaker. Engage with a London military band involve local school children in facilitating this event

    What success will look like

    Success will be engaging and getting 50 of our residents to attend the event.

  • Impact


    Long term change will be more residents at Stoll engaging in services provided by the charity. More people offering to volunteer for the charity. This will then allow us to run more community events and increase our income through these events. This success can then be a platform to build from in future years.

    By attending this event and ones like it the confidence of our Veterans will grow and for some they will get the confidence back that they had when serving the crown.


    Residents not wishing to engage with this type of activity. We have already run one such event in 2013 and the view is the residents would like more of these events where they can also invite family and friends.


    Sponsors and funders will receive a monthly report with planned activity to meet the deadlines identified in the Project planning. A report will also be provided at Project end outlining success and lesson learned for future.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500 Transport/driver minibus to take residents to venue
      £1,000 Band hire military band hire
      £1,000 Church Hire hire of Church
      £2,000 Programmes production of programmes
      £1,000 Food and Drink food, drink and hire cost associated with this
      £500 Flyers promotional material
      £500 Staff Cost nominal as staff time on evening will be voluntary
      £1,000 Admin/misc To provide a contingency if event grows beyond 300 attendees

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Palmers Capital £6,300 Conditional
  • Background


    Stoll has been located in its current Fulham location since 1916.


    Vulnerable and disabled Veterans and their families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Having run a successful Carol Concert in 2013 we want to build on this success in 2014 for the benefit of our Veterans community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Samantha Barber

    Samantha is Head of Fundraising and Communications with a wealth of knowledge in the voluntary sector. Samantha will lead the project.

    Tom Howat

    Tom Howat is the Community Fundraiser at Stoll and he is also a Veteran with over 22 years experience of the military. Tom will support Samantha.