Are you a budding singer? If so you should definitely consider volunteering for the Bolton based charity Songs for Christies and their unique charity project.
Although Songs for Christie’s primarily collect for Christie’s, they raise thousands of pounds for local charities in Bolton and elsewhere too.
Songs for Christie’s need musicians to join their choir. The group perform at outdoor events for charity all over the North West. Songs for Christie’s offer the singers and equipment free of charge for charity nights. You can choose what style of music you want to perform. It might be pop, jazz or something else entirely. There’s no age limit for joining Songs for Christie’s, the youngest member is 10 and the oldest is 75.
Many of the performers who join the choir are cancer patients themselves. The event organiser, Peter Quinn, was treated at Christie’s for lymph cancer. You don’t have to be a singer, you can just be a collector. All that matters is you have enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to give up some of your time every month to support local charities.
Peter enjoys coming back to Bolton to perform the most. The group has raised over £200,000 for different charities in the past decade, and their record amount donated in one day was £3,000, which was of course from one days performing in Bolton. Songs for Christie’s also has a CD and DVD compilation you can purchase. Contact them for more information.
Prince Edward has given his approval to the project, when he met Mr Quinn last year.
If you’re a venue, singer or musician who would like to host a charity night contact the team at Songs for Christie’s on 07807 541438 or 0844 800 9177 and they will call you back. They also need collectors and volunteer drivers for collections on a Saturday.