Uckfield Singers From the Community for the Community
Uckfield SingersFrom the Community for the Community

The group Sing with US came about when some members of The Uckfield Singers wished to take a more informal repertoire of songs out to community groups or local care homes in order to encourage audiences to join in with the singing.  So our singalongs were born.

 

We are all volunteers, just singing for the love of it and especially enjoying those that we visit joining in with the simple songs that are sung.  Each singalong lasts about half an hour with songs ranging from wartime favourites to those of the 1960s and a few even later.

 

One visit per month is organized and is free of charge to the group we visit although a cuppa is always welcome at the end.  Some groups do like to show their appreciation in a more financial way so we have decided to adopt a charity each calendar year and, should a group wish to make a donation, we would gratefully ask that it be given to the named charity.  In 2016-2017 we have named St Peter and St James Hospice in Chailey as our charity of choice. 

Welcome as this is, our main aim is to give our time freely, to share our love of singing with folks who may not be able to enjoy it in the way they have in the past and to show appreciation of the support our community gives to The Uckfield Singers.

 

The current organisers of this group are Elaine Morris and Joyce Gosling so, should you wish for us to visit your group (needs to be local to Uckfield and its surrounding villages), please contact Elaine by using the details on the  "Contact Us " page .

 

Our journey so far:

November 2015

Framfield and Blackboys Monday Group

December 2015

Forest Lodge Care Home, Nutley

February 2016

The Blind and Partially Sighted Group of Uckfield at Streatfeild House

March 2016

Hurstwood View Care Home, just north of Five Ash Down

April 2016

St Peter and St James Hospice (also our chosen charity)

June 2016

Uckfield Volunteers through the Volunteer Centre

July 2016

Portman Court, Uckfield

November 2016

Framfield and Blackboys Monday Group

January 2017

Copper Beech Care Home

March 2017

Housebound Group through Margaret House, Uckfield

April 2017

Hurstwood View Care Home, just north of Five Ash Down

May 2017

Lydfords Nursing Home, East Hoathly

June 2017

Temple Grove Care Home

 

Some feedback from homes/community groups

 

 “The group really did enjoy themselves - some were feeling pretty down on that day and I was watching as they unfolded and began to join in.  We were a little earlier finishing than usual and so everyone had to wait for their drivers - suddenly someone started singing and before we knew it we were having another real old sing song!!  The magic of song & music - a wonderful and joyous thing.”

 

 “Wanted to thank you and the ‘choir’ for your wonderful afternoon of entertainment to our homeowners….An inspiration to the joy of singing and here’s to hoping that the choir goes from strength to strength”.

We are currently booking in session from September through to July 2018.  If you would like us to visit you, please get in touch.

Sing With US at Hurstwood View Care Home

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