The 'Sing to Save' Project
2016 has shown great sadness, loss and frightening change. There are millions suffering around the globe, whether it be from disease, disability, war, poverty or even loneliness. We all want to be able to do more for the world, but sometimes we don't know how, and sometimes we feel a little just isn't enough. A little can go a long way, especially when part of a team!
In 2017, Jenny will be running a singing workshop at Verwood Memorial Hall and raising money for a different charity every month.
In September 2016 a small group of singers grouped together to learn 'songs from the good old days' to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society. We raised money from profits of a delicious cake sale- £120 to be precise!
But that's not all...
In November 2017 Jenny will bring in a professional sound engineer to record the choir to make a CD!
There is no obligation to attend every workshop, attend when you can and sing as much or as little as you like on the CD, or not at all if you prefer! It's all for an amazing cause,
Singing is one of the most therapeutic hobbies we can have - it brings people together from all walks of life, it is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety, it keeps neurological diseases like dementia from progressing by keeping your brain active, it's good for the respiratory system and at the very least, it's fun! So why not combine something that makes us feel good with doing something good for others?
Check out how much fun we have!
Sign up to the February workshop!
Our next workshop will be on Friday 10th February at the Verwood Memorial Hall from 7:30-10:30pm. £20 per person.
The evening will consist of 2 bespoke arrangements (written by Jenny), free tea and coffee and lyrics will be provided - all for £20!
Singers are welcome and encouraged to bring cakes with them, these will be sold during the break and all profits will go to charity.
This month we're supporting...
The Dorset Rape Crisis Charity helps provided help for those who have been impacted by rape or sexual and domestic violence. The charity started 24 years ago as a result of it's incredible volunteers, and in 2011 was given funding to develop a centre where people could receive face to face help, support and counselling as well as it's important Helpline. They still need donations to keep their life changing care alive for those in need.
Our first workshop of the year in January saw us learn Stevie Wonder's 'Part Time Lover' as well as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. These artists were chosen by the singers attending and it was absolutely fantastic! The energy was electric and it gave people an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, all through the love of singing. During the break we stopped for a well earned tea and a piece (well, multiple pieces!) of cake, generously bought or made by some of the singers - I've never seen so much cake! We collected the money at the end of the night and raised a whopping £249.91 for the wonderful Blue Cross Charity.