The Heart n Soul choir

by heartnsoul in Deptford

We did it
On 13th April 2016 we successfully raised £6,700 with 138 supporters in 56 days

Heart n Soul need your help to raise £6,200 for a community choir in Deptford for people with learning disabilities. #OurVoice

by heartnsoul in Deptford

New stretch target

WE'VE DONE IT! Thanks to your amazing support and some very generous donations we have hit our target, which means FREE choir sessions for a whole year! But the story doesn't end there. We are now aiming to raise a further £500 to fund costumes and a whole new look for the choir. This will make sure that they really stand out and make an impact at all their performances this year. Your donation will help us take the choir to a whole new level - THANK YOU! 


Why a choir? Why now?

Heart n Soul have been working with people with learning disabilities for 30 years. This year, as part of our 30th birthday celebrations we are creating the Heart n Soul choir, giving a voice to people with learning disabilities.

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability and they are one of the most excluded groups in our society. In 2016, people with learning disabilities have an extremely difficult and uncertain future ahead.

Our participants at Heart n Soul asked us to create a choir to give them a safe space where they can feel at home and be part of something. We need your help to make this happen! Choir participant Peter said: 

“Singing in the choir is another new thing I’ve been doing. I used to sing indoors, but never thought about it further until I came to Heart n Soul. I love everyone working and harmonising together.”

The choir will give them space and support to creatively express themselves and a platform to be heard. Singing in a choir offers real health benefits too! Regular choir sessions help to build and strengthen a sense of community and reduce isolation and depression.

Local choir concerts will help to build links with the local community, creating a happier, more musical Deptford for everyone!

How we’ll get it done 

We will be working with experienced choir leader Penny Manser to bring our project to life. Over the year we will run 24 choir sessions, giving participants a chance to develop their singing skills and build friendships.

We’ll be offering volunteer opportunities for local people to get involved, learn a new skill and be part of something amazing! We’ll also be sharing the love by giving choir concerts for our funders, local businesses and community centres.

The choir will be open to anyone with a learning disability from Deptford and beyond. Your funding will help us to provide FREE choir sessions making the choir open and accessible to the people who need it most.

Who We Are

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company. We believe in the talents and power of people with learning disabilities. We provide creative spaces for disabled and non-disabled artists and participants to come together and develop and share their ideas. We are based at The Albany Theatre in Deptford where we have been working with local people for nearly 30 years.

How you can help

We need to raise £6,200 to make our choir happen. This will cover the choir leader fee, room hire, volunteer expenses and any extra support that we need for our participants.

Everyone who donates to the project will be invited to an exclusive party, featuring performances by the choir and a chance to join in! We’ve got lots of other great rewards for people who donate, just check out the information on the right.

You can also show your support by sharing our campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please use the hashtag #OurVoice and lets get everyone talking!

 

More information

For more information, please visit our website: www.heartnsoul.co.uk

email: info@heartnsoul.co.uk 

or call: 020 8694 1632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Welcome to the family! We’ll add you to our Choir mailing list so you can stay up to date with all the latest news from the Choir, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and early invites to performances.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Welcome to the family! We’ll add you to our Choir mailing list so you can stay up to date with all the latest news from the Choir, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and early invites to performances.

£30 or more

21 of 50 claimed

£30 Reward

Join the party! Get ready to sing along with the choir at a very special performance at The Albany on Thursday 7 April. Plus we’ll add you to our mailing list so you can stay in touch!

£50 or more

15 of 15 claimed

£50 Reward

Shout about it! Got something that you want to say? Let us sing it for you! Whether it’s a romantic message, a proposal or you just want to say hi to a friend, we’ll sing your message for you in a special film that you can send to all your friends. Plus we’ll add you to our mailing list AND invite you to the performance.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Shout about it! Got something that you want to say? Let us sing it for you! Whether it’s a romantic message, a proposal or you just want to say hi to a friend, we’ll sing your message for you in a special film that you can send to all your friends. Plus we’ll add you to our mailing list AND invite you to the performance.

£300 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£300 Reward

Meet us! Come along to a Thursday afternoon choir session at The Albany. Meet the choir and spend two hours singing along and taking part. Plus we’ll invite you to the concert on Thursday 7 April and add you to our mailing list

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Get in tune! A full choir session for your organisation or business. Bring your team along to The Albany or we’ll to come to you, for an away-day with a difference! Take part in the choir, learn and perform a song in just two hours! Plus we’ll invite your whole team to the performance on Thursday 7 April and add you to our mailing list.


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