Last summer, two of our wonderful members, Lucy Newman and Jess Hudson, lost their mothers. Linda Newman and Madeleine Hudson were fantastic women and amazing mothers, who both enjoyed that their daughters sing in our choir. After an incredibly sad summer, members of the University of Exeter Contemporary Choir voted to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as our charity of the year for 2019-20 in memory of these two brilliant women.
We had various events throughout the year in which everyone joined in. From a Santa run to CD recording to carol singing, we made sure there was something for everyone to take part in. All of the funds raised in our concerts went to Macmillan and we even busked in Cardiff and the Exeter Christmas Market to raise more money.
In the Spring term, during lock down, we released our very own charity single!! Right There with you was written by members of our committee Will Chapman, Sarah Kenway and Jack Watts and it can be seen here (Chris please can you link to a page where you can see right there with you video- Sorry have no idea how to do this). We had loads of fun actually recording and rehearsing this and our music video was viewed over 7,500 times and raised over £1,500
Overall we raised £11,039.11 for Macmillan which was absolutely incredible and beyond any target we ever had. It was also rewarding on an individual level and brought the choir together as a community.
We hope to keep up this level of energy with our fundraising this year!
Bekah (Marketing Sec) xx