A message from WaterAid UK:
“Talk about reaching the high notes!
After 15 years of wonderful music, Sing for Water events around the UK have raised over £1 million for WaterAid [and we have it on good authority that it was Sing for Water North’s latest contribution that pushed it over the £1 million mark!]
Thank you so much to all of the amazing organisers who make the events happen, and to all the choirs that have sung their hearts out for taps and toilets!”
If you would like to take part in a Sing for Water Event, of course we would recommend that you register to take part in Sing for Water North but you can also find out about the other events happening around the country by clicking here.
Sing for Water North will be happening in 2017!!
Sing for Water North this year will be happening in Accrington on Saturday 10 June from 10.00 til 4.00 (venue tbc)
All the lovely ingredients will be there – Jules Gibb, Olwyn Pearce and Janet Swan teaching 4 beautiful songs (that will also be available to your choirs before hand). There will also be the usual busking in the centre of Accrington at the end of the afternoon.
Please come along and support this small but perfectly formed version of our great North West effort. We look forward to seeing you there!
Further details and registration information will be available soon, watch this space!
As you may already know, Irene Crow sadly passed away last month after a short illness. Irene was one of the original members of Picturehouse Choir and was instrumental in setting up Sing for Water North, she went on to become an official speaker for WaterAid, giving talks at several of our rehearsals.
Irene’s family have set up a justgiving page to raise money for WaterAid in her memory, if you would like to contribute, please click here
What an eventful day! If you have not seen our earlier post, for the first time in Sing for Water North history, the weather was stereo-typically Mancunian and we got properly wet during our dress rehearsal!
Fortunately, the weather cheered up sufficiently for our performance to go ahead as scheduled and there are already some videos on Youtube. Our very generous audience put over £900 in our collection buckets, our best collection yet, thank you! This means that we have raised over £7,800 so far this year and over £33,200 since 2011 enough to change the lives of 2210 people! Well done everybody!
Thanks to the wonderful Jacqui and Olwyn, our MD’s and, of course, to all the other people whose various contributions helped to make today as successful as it was; if anyone knows who got us all out of the torrential rain and in to the Town Hall, please let us know!
Our justgiving page will remain open for the rest of 2016, let’s see how much more we can raise! Because we were all busy singing, if you or your friends/family took any pictures or video of our dress rehearsal we would be really grateful if you could either let us have a copy, or let us know where we can find them if they are already on the Internet.