Charity single featuring Fenland singers launched to help Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
A community choir has released a charity single aimed at helping a charity which runs end of life services in Fenland.
Sing! Choirs has been singing since 2011 and has put on amazing performances both in the local area, further afield in the UK and also abroad, as well as raising over £29,000 for local charities to date.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, MD Kathryn Rowland has set up Sing! Choirs online which now sees over 150 people, including some from Chatteris and Wisbech, singing each week.
Now they have recorded a brand-new song, written by Kathryn, in a bid to raise funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and All In Sound, who run a dementia choir in Ely.hryn said: "One afternoon I was inspired by some of the things that have struck me during this lockdown period and how it all made me feel and so started to write a song I then had the idea to get my choirs involved singing.
"I also wanted to make a difference so I spoke with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, which runs the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, about helping them to raise some much needed funds at this difficult time, as well as supporting our local dementia choir through All In Sound.
"Lots of hours later we have this new song 'A Calmer Place to Be'."
Donna Talbot, director of fundraising and communications said: “Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this wonderful song. The lyrics are fantastic. Seeing the smiling faces of Sing! Choirs’ members and my colleagues at the Hospice in the video also reinforces the strength and commitment of our fantastic community. At a difficult time like this, calmness is needed and appreciated, along with the reassurance that whilst we may not be able to be together physically, we are always here for one another.’
The video and song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/mV7unqZhPso
And you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/acalmerplacetobe2020
For any more information about “Sing! Choirs” you can contact Kathryn on
firstname.lastname@example.org - everyone is welcome to come along and join the Virtual Sing! which happens each week, or you can visit our website www.singchoirs.com