Rachael Wadey and Clare Elleray Mee are leading an informal singing day/rehearsal day in Kendal (at the Unitarian Chapel on Branthwaite Brow) on Saturday April 4th and you are very welcome to attend. We suggest a donation of £15 for the day but if you are already registered for the Preston event you may want to give less (or more!) that day.
The day will start at 10.30am (arrive in plenty of time to start singing then) and finish by 4pm. We’ll try to learn/sing all the songs for the Preston event. We’ll have Gift Aid forms for those that can offer that extra help.
Do bring a bit of food to share and/or lunch for yourself, or there are plenty of places to get lunch in the town centre. We’re at the Unitarian Chapel on Branthwaite Brow for the day. Drinks will be available there.
To bookfor the Kendal event send your name and contact details including “Sing for Water Kendal day” to Clare Elleray Mee email@example.com
Date: Saturday 14th March from 10.00 til 4.00. Actual start time will be 10.20 but please arrive a little early to get a brew and ensure you are registered.
Venue: Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley, BB12 8AD.The entrance to the church is on Brassey Street. Refreshments included – though you must bring your own lunch.
Cost: If you have already registered for the main Sing For Water North event in Preston on 13th June, this event will be free of charge (though we will be collecting donations for refreshments including homemade cake). If you just want to come to this event, we are asking for donations in the region of £5 – £10. All funds will go to Water Aid.
Choir leaders Moira Hill, Olwyn Pearce and Janet Swan will be leading. The venue is just off the M65 with plenty of free on street parking and just a 15 minute walk from Burnley Rose Grove rail station (on the Manchester / Todmorden / Blackburn route).
No need to book, just turn up and please feel free to come with friends!
With thanks to Otro Mundo, a World & Roots music radio program on ALL FM 96.9 in Levenshulme Manchester, we featured on this week’s program. The presenter is a long-time supporter of Sing for Water North, we hope you enjoy the show!
We have now counted the contents of the collection buckets from today and we raised in excess of £300, thank you! This means that we have raised over £2,500 so far this year and over £36,000 (£40k including GiftAid!) since 2011, enough to change the lives of more than 2600 people! Well done everybody! Our justgiving page will remain open for the rest of 2017, let’s see how much more we can raise!
This year was the first time we have taken Sing for Water North outside of Manchester and despite being smaller than some of our previous events, it was perfectly formed with over 100 people joining together to Sing for Water! We did get a bit wet but nowhere near as much as last year!
There are already some videos of our rehearsal on this year’s Youtube playlist and you can add any of your own to it. Thanks to the wonderful Jules, Janet 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,
Because we were all busy singing, if you or your friends/family took any pictures or video of our performance 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.
Here are a few we took today:
Olwyn teaching us Tsimado Gmerto
And so it begins…
Our toilet monitors for the day!
Jules putting us through our paces
A singer’s-eye view during the performance!
Getting our priorities right – learning about lunch options!
A very serious discussion about how to apply temporary tattoos
Janet leading part of the rehearsal
Rehearsing in beautiful surroundings
WaterAid information about how our fundraising efforts get spent
Sing for Water North will be taking place tomorrow in Accrington and we can’t wait to see you all there!
If you are travelling by car, the venue for the day has limited parking but Tesco have kindly agreed that singers can park there all day without charge so long as if they follow a specific process, to find out how to access this, please check the updated Singers’ Area which contains all the information you need for tomorrow, please do check this as some things will be different to previous events.
If you are not joining us as a singer, you can still support us by coming along to watch our performance in Accrington Town Centre at approximately 3.15pm tomorrow or by making a donation via Justgiving.