Sing for Medicine Sunday 9th February 2020
After raising £nearly £2000 for the work of Medecins sans Frontieres – Doctors Without Borders – a year ago, we’re back to raise more money for this much-needed charity in the Middle East!
The day is led by four popular Somerset community choir leaders Caroline Rigby, Claire Anstee, Catherine Mowat and Chris Strong and will feature glowing songs in four part harmony, specially chosen for the day. Previous days have sold out so book soon – see below for tickets. Information about the 2 previous events is further down this page.
The day will be held in Staplegrove Village Hall TA2 6AL near Taunton (map here), 10.30am – 4pm. Parking is in the hall car park and on the road next to it. It is just over a mile from Taunton town centre and railway station.
A flier about the event is available: Sing for Medicine flier 2020. Print out and give to your friends!
Bring lunch to share; hot drinks will be available.
The day costs £25, or £15 for concessions – children 17 or under and people on benefits (sorry, being a pensioner doesn’t qualify you for a concession unless you’re on other benefits).
How to get tickets for this popular event
Tickets must be bought ahead. It would help us immensely if tickets were bought using Paypal. To do this, please click on ‘full price’ or ‘concessions’ below, not on the Buy Now icon. Please note that if you are buying both full price and concessions, you’ll need to complete a separate transaction with paypal for each type of ticket.
Alternatively, please email Catherine here to find out about sending a cheque or paying by direct bank transfer. You can also call her on 01458 250655.
Please click on your ticket of choice below in order to purchase
Do feel free to contact Catherine if you have any further queries. Her email and phone numbers are above.
Sing for Medicine on Sunday 28th January 2018, Taunton
95 tickets were sold and we raised £2162 for the work of Medecins sans Frontieres in Syria! Thank you so much to everyone.
The previous charity event in was 2016: Sing for Gaza. 90 people came, we had a great day and raised £1846.06 for children in Gaza! The day was led by Claire Anstee, Yvette Staelens, Pete Linnett and Catherine Mowat. Formore pictures and to listen to the songs we sang, please click here. (The recordings were only made with a phone, so they’re a bit rough)
Here’s what Laura from Save the Children said about our event:
“On behalf of everyone at Save the Children, I would like to say an enormous thank you for organising such a fantastic fundraising event and a big thank you to everyone who took part too.
To raise £1846.06 is amazing and will make such a difference to so many children’s lives within Gaza. Just to give an indication of where this money may be spent, this is enough, for example, to provide 32 complete new born baby kits to mothers in Gaza, ensuring they have all they need to get their children off to the best start in life. You will have really made such a difference and for that, we cannot thank you enough.”
In January 2015 we raised also £1930.63 for the Save the Children Syrian appeal!
Above photos – Sing for Syria in January 2015
Here’s what Save the Children wrote to me in September 2015 about their work in Gaza:
Thank you for your call and interest in the work of Save the Children.
We’ve been working in Gaza and across the Occupied Palestinian territory for over 30 years. We’re one of the largest international non-governmental organisations working inside Gaza, addressing both the immediate humanitarian and long-term development needs of children and their families.
We’re still there, continuing to get aid and support to children and their families in the face of overwhelmingly challenging logistical circumstances. Since this crisis began we’ve reached over 221,000 people, including nearly 150,000 children, with life-saving support.
Over half of the population in Gaza are children. We’re determined to make sure these children, most of whom have known nothing but conflict in their short lives, receive the best care we can possibly give them, for as long as they need. Overall, in the year since launching our appeal we’ve reached nearly 45,000 people, including more than 38,000 children, with our vital child protection work and we have also reached over 30,500 people, including almost 16,600 children, with food security and livelihoods support.
Thanks again for your interest in supporting our work.