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. Should a group wish to make a donation, we would gratefully ask that it be given to St Peter and St James Hospice in Chailey. 

 

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

October 2017 Copper Beech Care Home
November 2017 Framfield and Blackboys Monday Club
December 2017 Lions Christmas Party for older people
January 2018 Thornbury Care Home
February 2018 Hurstwood View Care Home
March 2018 Dementia Group at Victoria Pavilion

 

Some feedback from homes/community groups

 

"Just a short note to thank you very much for coming along on Monday.  You were the talk of the supper table apparently and to me it was lovely watching one of our residents transport herself mentally to a much happier time.  What an incredibly special thing to do.  Anytime you want to come back – please let us know.  It was amazing."

 

 “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”.

 

The Sing With US group at Hurstwood View

Sing with Us at the Lions' Christmas Party, Nutley Village Hall, December 2017

Sing With US at Hurstwood View Care Home

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