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£700
raised of £1,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £700 to to provide practical support for homeless people in Liverpool

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 24th March 2018

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    What happens when you put together a group of elderly residents from a care home, a class of musical young people and a primary school choir? A Christmas song about what Christmas means to us all! Click below to hear the song:

    It's more than . . . . video 2

    It's more than . . . (first video)

    "It's more than just the stockings and the gifts ...... it's about the love and the memories, it's about you and me."

    "Make sure that no one is left out, make sure that they’re not alone. Make sure they don’t feel their sorrow their hurt and their pain on their own . Cos we know what Christmas is about ."

    Everyone in the Kingswood Manor & Friends Band and Choir have a home and a place to belong. So all of us - old and young - want to use the song to raise money for people on the streets of Liverpool who don't have a home and who need to be loved and cherished too.

    Money donated through this JustGiving page will be given to homeless projects in Liverpool (including the Jericho Project and Victory Outreach) to provide practical aid and support to those on the streets this winter. If you enjoyed our song, please donate a Christmas gift for those without a home to call their own.

    The inspiration for this project came from Ian Forshaw of Harbour Health Care. He challenged the Y11 students of Christian Fellowship School to take some music he had written and use it as a starting point for their own song about what Christmas means to old and young. Jill Smith, Activities Co-ordinator of Kingswood Manor gathered memories from the residents about Christmas past and worked with the Y11 students of CFS to create the lyrics for the first part of the song. Jill and Simone Dale, our musical director, trained the Kingswood Manor Choir and our older soloist, Evelyn. The next verses were developed by CFS students from Year 11, while the CFS band set to work developing the music, led by their music teacher, Paula Virr. Simone worked with the Kingswood Manor, CFS and Springwood choirs to prepare them to produce our final combined song - It's more than . . . . .

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    • Kingswood Manor & Friends4 years ago
      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      4 years ago

      Another Christmas memory from Kingswood Manor residents: "Anyone who had anything spare would give it to the family in the street who didn't have much." What a great inspiration for us to raise even more money for the homeless in Liverpool.

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    • Kingswood Manor & Friends4 years ago
      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      4 years ago

      Our song is now available on iTunes to download for 79p as well as on Spotify. Just search for 'It's more than . . . '

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    • Kingswood Manor & Friends4 years ago
      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      Kingswood Manor & Friends

      4 years ago

      If you missed our interviews with Sean Styles on Radio Merseyside on Monday 4 December, you can listen again by going to the Radio Merseyside website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mfycc Go to just over 1 hour in (1:01:38) and you will hear from many of those involved in making our song a reality.

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    4 years ago

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    Supporters

    38

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 18, 2017

      Great effort by all involved in this. Les and Linda

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2017

      Well done to all involved, so proud of you all! happy Christmas from Alison and Rob x

    • Stephen Bell

      Stephen Bell

      Dec 3, 2017

      Fantastic project... well done to you all!

    • Emma Foy

      Emma Foy

      Dec 2, 2017

      Well done Springwood Heath! X

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 2, 2017

    • Ashley Worsley

      Ashley Worsley

      Dec 1, 2017

      Great effort from all involved!This song has been in my head for weeks =)

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 1, 2017

      Enjoyed the composition...good to hear young and old together...music great 🎸 🎼 🎧

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    Kingswood Manor & Friends

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    We are an inter-generational band and choir made up of residents of Kingswood Manor, students of Christian Fellowship School and children from Springwood Heath Primary School in Liverpool. Over the last year we have become friends as we have visited one another. We are family.

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