Weʼre raising £2,500 to fund and support well being and additional needs. Providing and facilitating inclusive, creative, song writing/art projects
- East/West Sussex
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Barnaby is a drummer and songwriter and has Down Syndrome and at the start of the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown, Chris was understandably concerned for his son's well-being, living in residential care and at a distance from his family and many friends.
However, thanks to the excellent care and support Barnaby has received and the many activities provided including his ongoing work with The Specialist Music Service, Chris's fears faded as Barnaby took to living life differently (and creatively), staying positive and looking forward to the day when we can all be together again. Although separated and apart, they continued to stay close enjoying time together writing and recording their song.
Their song was written and recorded working online using various iPads, tablets and computers between Chris's home, Barnaby's home and producer, Steve Redfearn's Song Shed recording studio. Barnaby also took on the role of co-producer.
Barnaby wished to write an upbeat, positive song to cheer people up hence the title KEEP SMILING. It was a joyful experience and we decided to make a video for everyone to enjoy.
We now hope to raise a few pounds for our Keep Smiling Project to enable us to facilitate more exciting and inclusive song writing sessions and projects. Your help and support is very much appreciated and we would also be delighted if you would kindly share our song/video and 'Just Giving' story using the links below.
We will, in due course, proudly present any project/s funded by you at our Facebook page.
Our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to you all. Stay well, stay safe and....... Keep Smiling!
Barnaby, Chris and Steve
Having founded Song Unite CIC (2012 - 2017), Chris continues to work freelance and in musical partnership with Steve Redfearn. He is also experienced in running successful well-being and recovery projects with people who have mental health issues and brain injuries. Please click on this link and scroll the page to see a selection of past Projects (including our documentary)
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Jul 13, 2020
Thanks for making me smile 😊
Jun 29, 2020
Well done! Keep a going!
Jun 28, 2020
Great song , vocals and drumming...well done Barners and Dad
Jun 28, 2020
great and happy video well done Dou b & CGeoff and Mrs Clarke
Jun 21, 2020
Well done - so enjoyable!
Jun 19, 2020
Hope you’re all still smiling xx
Jun 17, 2020
Well done Chris and Barnaby. What a lovely family you are.
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About the fundraiser
Chris Beck is a skilled facilitator offering and providing quality, innovative, inclusive and creative song writing sessions/workshops/projects. He works in partnership with musician/producer, Steve Redfearn and artist, Amanda Beck.