Musical Fundraiser set to get Shropshire Singing!

A musical fundraiser in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is set to get Shropshire singing throughout October, leading up to a massive sing-along at Enginuity in Telford between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 20th October.

The brainchild of Neil Bevan, of Hunter Bevan Marketing & Design in Knockin, the idea formed when a number of Shropshire Chamber members who enjoyed singing or performing music were thinking of ideas to promote their businesses while raising funds for a good cause. The Midlands Air Ambulance was a natural choice for a charity to benefit from the idea, as it is is also a member of Shropshire Chamber.

A core team of members, each offering their own area of professional expertise free of charge has been working to develop the idea, with Neil working on the logo, branding, website and marketing. In addition, video producer Martyn Harris will be filming footage of both professional and amatur singers and musicians for a video to accompany the song and to record the event, and Trev and Jon Wilkins of Scadge Studios are planning the sound recording and editing as well as producing the finished track which will be available to download in aid of the charity.

Neil says, “Our aim is to get Shropshire businesses and Shropshire people to come together and sing their hearts out in aid of the Air Ambulance. The target is to raise £20,000 through downloads of the song – who knows, we might even have a number one hit on our hands!”.

The song has been written and composed especially for the project by Telford composer Helen Glazzard. Helen's uplifting and reflective anthem, 'The Angel of the Skies' has been written for solo voice, choir, piano, guitar and drums. Local choirs and professional musicians are being recorded in advance of the public ''Big Sing" when amateurs and the general public can take part.

Anyone interested in taking part can find out more details by contacting Maria Jones, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity on 07785 623383 or by visiting www.thebigsing.org.uk to register their interest and download the music and lyrics – both the score and a recorded version for those who don’t read music are available on the website.

The finished track, combining the pre-recorded choirs and recordings from The Big Sing will be available to download with all profits going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

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Further information on The Big Sing can be obtained from:

Maria Jones, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity - maria.jones@midlandsairambulance.com or call 07785 623383

 

Neil Bevan, Hunter Bevan Marketing & Design –

neil@hunterbevan.co.uk or call 07971 545401

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.