I am so proud of our choir and what it has become. Many people have forged friendships and enjoyed our rehearsals, performances, parties, breakfast clubs and outings. When a member is no longer able to attend due to health or other personal circumstances I feel it is crucial to maintain those friendships and opportunities as much as is possible. There are many of us who are able to and happy to offer help where it is needed for their friends. I know that many of you do support each other but I feel it's important to formally put something into place.
For this purpose I have created 'BroadBeat Friends'. Everyone is a member. I have asked one person from each group to be the 'Person of Contact' for that group because, due to time constraints and the general business of choir, I'm not always available during rehearsals to speak confidentially. This is the person you can go to if you are concerned about another member or even if it is for yourself. Your Person of Contact will then let me know. Please expect a phone call from me to chat about your situation and how we may help. Some of you don't know but my daytime job is a Counsellor, so please do not think you are burdening me, it's my job to listen to people. If I contact you because someone has mentioned your situation to me please do not be offended, it's because we care.
There is also a message facility on the contact page which will be sent directly to me, you can use this if you prefer rather than speak face-to-face with someone.
Person of Contact
Norwich - Pat Winfield
Wroxham - Val Taylor-Rowe
Neatishead - Ann Ottaway
Our fundraising for 2018 will include raising funds for 'BroadBeat Friends' to help with some expenses that may be required.
In addition, our main fundraising for this year will be to support people with Alzheimers and Dementia, and their carers. I want to support people directly so we will host some events such as tea and cake afternoons with sing-a-longs to songs that are relevant to those who are attending. I'm starting to compile a list and I will put the lyrics on this page so you can print them off. We won't be covering them in choir but they will be well-known songs people can sing along to.
We will use some of the money we raise at other events to fund these sessions. My hope is that we raise enough money to continue to fund sessions beyond this year.
Come and join us...
City of Norwich School, 6th form common room - first building on the left as you drive through the gates.
7.15pm - 8.45pm
Hoveton St John Primary School, Wroxham
7pm - 8.30pm
New Victory Hall, Neatishead, main hall
1.30pm - 3.00pm
PAY-AS-YOU-SING £5, includes refreshments (please bring your own mug). If you attend 2 groups in a week the second costs just £3, a third session in the same week is free - and yes you still get a cuppa!
Tel: 07899 676560
Or use our contact form.
Come to our next rehearsal or see us perform.