We’re really looking forward to kickstarting fundraising for this year, we will start off by voting for the charity of the year as a whole choir. We have some new and exciting ideas for fundraising events, both online and in person, so keep an eye out for what’s to come.
Last Year (2019-20)
Last year we fundraised for Macmillan Cancer Support because it is a charity very close to some of our members’ hearts. In the Summer of 2019, two members of the University of Exeter Contemporary Choir, Lucy Newman and Jess Hudson, lost their mothers. Linda Newman and Madeleine Hudson were fantastic mothers, brilliant women, and loved that their daughters sung in our choir whilst at university. After an incredibly sad summer, our members voted to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as our charity of the year for 2019-20.
We had various events throughout the year in which everyone joined in. From a Santa Run to a CD recording to carol singing, we made sure there was something for everyone, which we hope to continue in this year. Not only was it so important that we raised £11,039.11 for Macmillan, it was also rewarding on an individual level and brought the choir together as a community.
Our Charity Music Video
In the News
After releasing our charity music video, we were delighted to feature in DevonLive! This helped increase the outreach of our story by explaining how our charity single came about and the importance of our fundraising efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We were also honoured to be invited on the BBC Radio Devon for an interview with Pippa Quelch! Two of our outgoing committee, Jack and Will, talked about our fundraising throughout the year and all about the meaning behind our charity single, ‘Right There With You’.