Possibly one of the top Male Voice Choirs in West Yorkshire, England. Website: www.honleymvc.co.uk

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Co-op Community Fund

Thank you to the Co-op Local Community Fund and all of our supporters who have helped to raise £409.51 for the choir.

Check out our #Lockdown #Reflections virtual video to hear what the choir means to our members!


Get the Jab!

After 12 months of not being able to meet face to face, we want to be back singing as soon as possible!

But we will do it safely and following all the relevant guidance. Members are happy to be receiving the opportunity to be vaccinated and wanted to sing about it!

Check out our latest virtual video here: https://youtu.be/HpzGL4YLb-I


easyfundraising!

Thank you to all our supporters for raising FREE donations by shopping online via easyfundraising. The funds that have been raised have made such a difference to us during these challenging times. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s easy and completely FREE. 4,500 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping – at no extra cost to you! You can find our easyfundraising page at:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/honleymalevoicechoir/

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HMG Lottery Community Fund – Thank You #CommunitiesCan

Thanks to the Coronvirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, for their award of £3,000 towards our operating costs over the last 6 months. This has helped keep the choir together (virtually) during the Covid-19 pandemic and also meet our wider community/charitable objectives. During this period, we also raised just under £10,000 in donations for 3 charities via two ambitious virtual fundraising events. Thank You.


Help us raise more money in free donations!

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Easyfundraising

Please remember to use easyfundraising every time you shop online. Over 4,400 shops and sites will donate to HMVC. Our easyfundraising page is here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/honmalevoicechoir/?utmcampaign=raise-more&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=rm-rbd21-e1 THANK YOU!


Do you want to sing?

Ever thought of joining a choir? We’ve continued rehearsing online every week throughout lockdown. Why not give it a try? Come & join us on Zoom from 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Just message us for the link joinus@honleymvc.co.uk

We will soon (hopefully) be able to meet for real – so why not get yourself ready to join in!


Charity Donation

Thanks to our generous members and supporters who kindly donated for their messages in the Christmas edition of the choir’s newsletter, the Honley Mail. A total of £230 has been donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.


Please Donate and Thank you!

Any donation is a wonderful way to pass on your love of male choral music to future generations, whilst also enabling the Choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives. If you would like to make a donation or just learn about what the choir has been up to since Lockdown began, please visit our JustGiving Page here – Sustaining a proud male choral tradition for today and tomorrow. – JustGiving


Have you always wanted to Sing?

If you have always wanted to try out for a choir, now is the best time. Come along to one of our online rehearsals on a Tuesday evening and join in….and the best thing is you can’t be heard. Sing in the comfort of your own home, be guided by our Musical Director and just sing along and see what you think. No pressure, no-ones listening, just try it on for size. We are a friendly choir and have been meeting weekly online and keeping our voices in trim. If you think this might be for you, get in touch with us for more information. You have nothing to lose! See you online. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday between 7.30 – 9.00 pm email: joinus@honleymvc.co.uk


Fundraising! Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Match it! Fundraising Appeal
in support of the various fundraising ideas over the last three months. As
a result of your generosity, an incredible £4,064 has been raised for the
choir (taking into account JustGiving’s fees and Gift Aid).
In addition, One Community’s Match it! programme will provide ‘Match
Funding’ of £3,000.

We could not have done it without you!


‘SLIM TO WIN’ SPONSORED WEIGHT LOSS

Thank you to our four volunteers Carole Hepworth, Roger Wild, Chris Rogers and Chris Flanagan for taking part in our ‘Slim to Win’ sponsored diet fundraiser. The group lost an impressive combined total of 49lbs over an 11-week period! Thanks to everyone who has already donated. Your generosity has helped raise £280! For those who still wish to donate, you can do so via our JustGiving Campaign Page (please see below) which will remain open until midnight on 31 January 2021. Individuals may be sponsored at either £1 per pound (up to a maximum of 14lbs) or a fixed amount.

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020


We are Back!

Happy New Year everyone! It was great to be back in rehearsal again this week and it was so good to see everyone. We certainly didn’t think we would still be online by now, but we are and we are still learning. It’s important we keep our voices in trim for when we get back to face to face rehearsals. We are really looking forward to seeing our audiences again and with some of our members already receiving the vaccine, hopefully it won’t be too long. We have just started a piece we first sang in 1995, so for some it is nice to revisit it, but for many it is a completely new piece. We can’t wait to share what we have been doing with you too. Finally, there is still time to donate to our choir Just Giving page, so do check it out. The deadline to receive matched funding is the end of January.

Here is the link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020

Thank You!


Happy New Year

Thank you to everyone who has donated via our JustGiving Campaign Page
in support of the various fundraising ideas.

Remember One Community will match our online fundraising efforts from 1
November 2020 to 31 January 2021 up to a capped amount of £3,000. In
order to qualify for Match Funding, all donations should be made via our
JustGiving Campaign Page. A link to which can be found below:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/matchit2020

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. It is greatly appreciated and if you wish to donate, then please do! Thank you!


CHRISTMAS

What will Christmas bring 

If we’re not allowed to sing?

Will it just pass away

Like another winter day!

Will we have no Christmas Party

For our group so hale and hearty?

Should we feel sadness in our room

Or have a Virtual Meet on Zoom?

Steven can pick the songs 

And we’ll all party on

But he should make the Zoom Call last a while

So we can do it all in style

“Unmute” say I

Let’s get the spirits high

Sing out and all feel free

It’s Christmas – can’t you see!

Let’s look forward one and all

We could really have a ball

Drinking Prosecco, wine or whisky 

Might just even get us frisky 

We can meet in costume guise

In a virtual paradise

And have lots of fun and share

If we will only dare

We’ve done so much this year

But let’s not shed a tear

About hope and aspirations 

We’ll succeed – no hesitation!

(Thanks to Phil Kirkpatrick)


Thanks and Congratulations!

It was so lovely to welcome everyone to the Ladies Circle Virtual Coffee Morning yesterday. An opportunity to share a moment of Christmas with all of our members and to raise money too! It was such a lovely relaxed and joyous occasion….and with some very nice cakes to be auctioned too. Thanks to Carole and Denise!

We would like to say a massive ‘thank-you’ to all that purchased tickets
for our Lucky Squares Christmas Raffle. The live draw took place and the congratulations to all our winners.

·1st prize – A painting by our resident artist Renee Wild – *121 GRAHAM
Smith*

·2nd prize – A £60 Grappolo Restaurant (Lockwood) Voucher – *43 Brian &
Denise Winterbottom*

·3rd prize – A Christmas Hamper from Taylors Food Store (Honley) – *31
Ceri Davies*

·4th prize – A Bottle of Champagne – *111 Phil Kirkpatrick*

·5th prize – A Bottle of Courvoisier VSOP Cognac – *112 Matt & Jane Greaves*

·6th prize – A £10 Bolster Moor Farm Shop (Golcar) Voucher – *209 Ronnie
Rawlins*

·7th prize – A Copy of Tony Gibson’s ‘Punz & Poemz’ Booklet – *14 David
Harrison*

·8th prize – A £10 Bolster Moor Farm Shop (Golcar) Voucher – *107 Pim Milner*

We can confirm the raffle raised £478 which, once doubled by One
Community’s Match It! Fund (due February 2021) will generate £956 for
the choir! Thank to all our supporters!


Ladies Circle Virtual Coffee Morning

The Ladies Circle Virtual Coffee Morning, for Choir, family, friends and Patrons, is only 2 weeks away.
All monies raised will be the Ladies Circle donation to the Choir for
this year.

We will be using the Choir’s “Just Giving” page for donations which this year due to the ‘Match-It’ fund doubles every penny raised.

We aim to make it a fun, relaxed morning, with a chance to chat with
people we haven’t seen for a long time, hear the premiere of the Choir’s
new virtual recording, bid for cake in the cake auction and test your
knowledge in a Quiz. Also, the winners of the Lucky Squares Christmas Raffle will be announced.

Do join us as it will be lovely to see you all again.
If you are unable to join, but wish to make a donation we would be more
than grateful.

Keep safe and well and, hopefully, see you at the Coffee Morning. For more information mail us at info@honleymvc.co.uk


Choir to benefit from Co-op Local Community Fund

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to benefit as a Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Huddersfield and its environs.

We are raising funds for our post Covid-19 preparations such as extra rehearsals (due to social distancing), a free concert for our community (once permitted to do so) and associated technology requirements.

This award will not only provide valuable support to the Choir, by contributing to physical and mental wellbeing, health and social life of the singing membership, but will also enable the Choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives of extending its community involvement, thereby benefitting the wider local community.

To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op Members. When a member buys selected branded products and services, the Co-op will give a helping hand to local causes like ours. 

Co-op members can select us as their local cause by visiting:

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/51177

We really hope that people will visit the website and select us as their local cause.


Supporting our Charities

It was terrific to welcome representatives from Fairfield School, our charity of the year to our zoom rehearsal on Tuesday to formally announce that the recent ‘Performathon’ raised just over £1800 for the school. Both the Head and Business Manager were delighted with the donation and thanked the choir for their continued support!


HEROES

It was a real pleasure to welcome the Head of Engagement & Operations of the NHS Help Them Help Us charity to our rehearsal on Tuesday. Providing for the welfare & wellbeing of NHS staff on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to formally inform them of our Performathon donation which totalled £2979.94. Thank you to everyone who supported us!


Just a few words…

We would like to send our best wishes to all of our members, supporters, sponsors, patrons, friends, family and our audience. We have not sung together since March, but have met online every week since then. It seems such a long time since we heard each others voices, but we will be back again one day soon. Have a good weekend everybody!


Thank You

We’re grateful to have received support from @TNLComFund part of the Gov’t £750m package for #charities@DCMS It has enabled us to continue

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rehearsing

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supporting our musical team

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fundraise

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release virtual performances

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serve our #community during lockdown #CommunitiesCan


Thank You

As a #charity, we are delighted to have received funding support from @TNLComFund part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities @DCMS. It has enabled us to continue to work as a choir, serving our community & fundraising for others during the #COVID19 lockdown. #COMMUNITIESCAN


We Rise Again (Phil Kirkpatrick)

A CHALLENGE WAS SET

AND THE TARGET WAS MET

A GROUNDBREAKING TASK

WAS ALL THAT WAS ASKED

HELPED BY TWO CHRISES AND CERI

STEVEN AND ROGER WERE KEY

THEY CREATED IN THEIR “CUBE”

A REMARKABLE YOUTUBE

A PROGRAMME SO WIDE

 AND PRESENTED WITH PRIDE

ENCOURAGING FRIENDS AND RELATIONS

 TO GIVE THEIR DONATIONS

THE GIFTS THAT WERE GIVEN

 WERE JUST MADE IN HEAVEN

WITH SO MANY IN NEED

 HONLEY SALUTES YOU INDEED

LET’S PRAY THE CHOIR CAN REMAIN

FOR THE DAY WHEN WE RISE AGAIN