With the horrific events in Ukraine continuing to unfold, two Sterling members have been using their musical talents to raise funds to help those affected.
Jenni Henderson, Managing Director at Chrysalis Support is a member of Voices Unlimited in Worcester. Jenni says ‘ We all felt a bit helpless and wanted to do something. We wondered if, by combining our efforts, we could possibly raise more than if we contributed individually’
The choir’s musical director arranged a song specifically for the appeal and they learnt it at breakneck speed! The song is a special version of James Blunt’s ‘No Bravery’ and is a powerful evocation of anger and passion as the choir sings against a backdrop of scenes from the conflict.
Rosie Hamilton, Managing Director at Bees Knees Marketing in Bromsgrove is also a keen singer. She suggested the idea of a fundraising concert to her local vicar and persuaded fellow members of Bromsgrove Community Choir to take part. Other musical groups then came on board and the concert, which took place on Saturday 26 March was a huge success. Funds raised so far amount to £720 and further donations have yet to be counted.
Rosie says ‘I’m known in Sterling for being the creative type but this was definitely my best idea ever! Bromsgrove is renowned for its musical talent and I was just delighted to see all the performers taking part for such an incredibly worthy cause.’
You can download the Voices Unlimited version of No Bravery here https://bit.ly/3iKTFr3
Rosie’s Just Giving page can be found here https://bit.ly/35loAah
Donations are welcome and are being given to the Ukraine Red Cross appeal and the DEC charities Ukraine appeal.