About this cause
Honley Male Voice Choir is based in Honley, near Huddersfield. In normal times, the Choir perform many concerts throughout the year to raise money for local and national charities. The choir has 50 singing and 60 Ladies Circle members, 60% who are over age 70. Through the provision of weekly rehearsals, singing members have an opportunity to address loneliness through a sense of increased community.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Many of our members and supporters fall into the ‘vulnerable’ category regarding COVID-19. We have introduced a support group of members aged under 70 to deliver groceries, medical supplies or simply chat; WhatsApp groups so people can keep in touch; weekly and monthly newsletters from our Musical Director and Chairman respectively; weekly online rehearsals; and fortnightly quizzes via Zoom.