Weʼve raised £5,610 to support SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
- Funded on Wednesday, 19th August 2020
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Kirsty Baird and Annette Hanley, both Musical Directors of Sing in the City, a successful local choir have launched a charity song ‘Follow the Rainbows’. Inspired by their choir members, the song tells the story of their choir family coming together, overcoming their fears and insecurities and replacing these feelings with strength and positivity.
Launching on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Apple Music, Tik Tok, and available to download on Friday 24th April 2020, 100% of the donations received from the download of ‘Follow the Rainbows’ and from this fund raising page will be donated directly to mental health charity SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)
The mental health charity SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) was selected as the beneficiary because Baird and Hanley believe that mental health will be greatly affected in the months to follow as a result of the virus COVID19 with many people suffering from anxiety which have never previously experienced this problem.
Kirsty Baird says “It is well documented and has never been truer, that singing is a positive aid for good mental health which has been evident through how the choir members have adjusted and adapted during this difficult time. Even before the UK quarantine was put in place it was clear that the Sing in The City members were more afraid of the isolation than they were of the virus. Choir means more than just singing to our members, it is interaction, friendship and laughter and as quarantine began, normality was soon replaced with anxiety. Like all businesses and individuals, we have all adapted to the new norm. Sing in the City moved all rehearsal space online and created daily sessions to try and keep our members (their friends and families), engaged, together and connected.”
Sing in the City are asking supporters to spread the word and if you want to join us every Monday and Friday at 7pm on our Sing in the City Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/singinthecity/ for our live Girls Go live sing along – everyone is welcome :)
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Jun 12, 2020
Keep up the fabulous work !
Jun 1, 2020
Keep singing everyone!
May 30, 2020
Doing a great job for everyone members or not.
May 26, 2020
Thank you Sing in the City you are such an awesome and supportive organisation both for Choir Members and the many Charities you have donated to.
May 25, 2020
If you're gonna sing, sing loud! Thank you Clare
May 18, 2020
A great cause.
May 13, 2020
Thanks Kirsty and Annette and all the Team for your support during lockdown. I'm proud to be part of the SITC family.
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