• Ruth

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Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Twenty of us sang at Whiteley village a couple of weeks ago, supporting an event on National Singing Day. Over £650 was raised during the day for Breast Cancer Haven, a charity based in Titchfield offering support to anyone affected by cancer. Circumstances were against us whilst we were singing: our amp, in use for the first time, wouldn't start for one of the songs; a noisy dog decided to join in with another song; and, believe it or not, in another song a little train chugged up behind us blowing its whistle!

We had a visiting singing coach to lead our session last week. DiElle is part of Igloo Music, a music company based in Wickham that gives individual and group tuition in singing, guitar and ukulele. We found her input really useful and hope to work with her again.

Today we sang at Portchester's Remembrance service in the precinct. Our town is unusual in having a community remembrance event on the day before everyone else's. It's the third year we've done this, and we feel honoured to have been asked to be part of an event which means a lot to many local people. The rain held off until we finished our song, so although we got wet and cold, it didn't affect our singing. And how could we make a fuss when the crowds of little Rainbows and Beavers stood patiently throughout! There's a film of our contribution on the "Listent2us" page.

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