The Choir with No Name

The Choir with No Name

We are raising funds to support our choirs involving homeless and marginalised people, as we navigate our way out of lockdown and back to in person, joyful and life affirming rehearsals, gigs and outreach singing projects for some of the most socially disadvantaged people in our communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136173)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£6,830

Donations

88

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Homelessness in the UK has been on the rise since 2010. In Dec 2019, Shelter reported 280,000 people in England were without a secure home. According to Crisis, there’s been a continued flow of people experiencing homelessness since the start of the pandemic and an increase in people experiencing homelessness for the first time. We want to be there for people going through a tough time, so that they have the support and a safe, welcoming, inclusive community they need to get back on their feet.

Solution

Our vision is that all people going through tough times find a place to sing their hearts out, beat loneliness, and build confidence and skills through singing. The Choir with No Name is a thriving and diverse community of people who support each other to grow, musically and personally. We address the most common reasons someone might find it difficult to move on from homelessness, such as social isolation, low confidence and lack of skills for work and life.

  • If you’re looking for a family that you’ve never had, choir is the place to be - that’s what it’s been for me. Living in Birmingham away from everybody, I had no family and the choir filled that part of my life. At Choir everybody’s welcoming and we like to look after each other.

    — Steve, choir member

  • My life has improved a lot since joining choir. It doesn’t matter about your background, whether it’s homelessness, addiction, depression – everyone has been through similar things. It’s just one big happy family.

    — Rose, choir member

  • I joined the choir as someone who was trying to change their life. We don’t know what’s around the corner, but with the love, friendship and trust the choir offers, I think the moon and the stars are now somewhere within my reach.

    — Stef, choir member