Singers set to hit the high notes for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A pop-tastic singing project is set to pull out all the stops and raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Sing for Life is searching for 40 women from the Peterborough area who want to learn how to sing and perform in an exciting live event.

Six singers who have been involved with Sing For Life in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Singing from the same hymn sheet

Sing for Life is searching for women who are up for taking on a fresh challenge, meeting new people and raising vital funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

This empowering project, which launches in September 2021, is being run by music education charity, Peterborough Sings!

The budding songbirds will spend nine weeks learning how to sing and no previous singing experience is necessary.

The project’s director, William Prideaux, explains: “Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice.  

“So many people lack confidence or genuinely believe they can't sing, but deep down just about everyone secretly has a favourite karaoke number…we promise we’ll have you singing, and loving it, in no time!”

“We are sure Sing for Life 2021 will hit the high notes”

Sing for Life will culminate in a special live performance in support of Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre in November 2021.

The hospice cares for people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their loved ones, through the toughest times. 

Image of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough
The Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice garden

Joely Garner, Community Fundraising Manager at Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: “A resounding thank you to everyone involved with Sing for Life 2021 for choosing to raise vital funds for our hospice.

“Your valued ongoing support is music to our ears – it helps us to continue providing our compassionate palliative care and bereavement support and be there for people with life-limiting conditions and their loved ones.

“We remain heavily reliant on voluntary income from big-hearted supporters such those from the Sing for Life project.

“After a difficult year for us all, we are sure Sing for Life 2021 will hit the high notes and bring plenty of cheer and positivity.

“We want to wish everyone taking part lots of luck – we can’t wait to hear the end result.”

This year, for the second time, the project has a corporate sponsor – Hunt & Coombs Solicitors.

"We're really thrilled to be able to support this exciting project,” shared Anna Spriggs, Senior Partner at Hunt & Coombs.

“Not only is it raising money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, a very special local charity which is already close to our hearts – it is also giving the women involved the opportunity to take on a new challenge.

"A number of our staff are planning to take part in the project, and we can't wait to get started!"

“You’re raising money for a brilliant cause”

Six women who’ve been involved with Sing for Life have shared their stories with us…

“Standing on stage and performing in front of my friends and family was amazing, I will never forget that feeling! Add to that the fact you’re raising money for a brilliant cause, why wouldn’t you want to be part of it?” Rachel, works part-time in a primary school

“I hadn't sung since school, so a stand-alone project seemed a great way to see if it was as much fun as I remembered! The first session was a bit daunting, but by the end of the night, I’d made new friends and already felt part of something much bigger!” Sarah, part-time lawyer

“I decided to give Sing for Life a shot because my life was completely enveloped by children, work and home life and I needed to do something wholly for me. The first rehearsal was incredible, everyone was so welcoming and kind, and over the course of the project I made so many friends and my confidence soared.” Emma, stay-at-home mum, dabbles in writing

“Taking part in Sing for Life was a complete revelation for me. Although I always enjoyed singing, I never thought I had any ability, and it was a thrill to find my voice! There is something very empowering and uplifting about singing together as a group of women.” Sarah, solicitor

“It was so much fun to get together every week and sing our socks off and so rewarding to see ourselves improving all the time and getting better than we ever thought we could be – we really surprised ourselves with what we could do!” Laura, props and costume in film and TV production

“Being able to progress my singing with the help of such an experienced team was hugely rewarding and getting to know such an amazing group of people was even better! I know it’s cheesy, but in just a few weeks they became like a second family, we went through so much together.” Ellie, software engineer

Find out more information on Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, the expert palliative care they provide and ways you can help to support them.

Sign up to Sing for Life

Sing for Life will kick off with introduction sessions on 1 September, 2 September and 4 September. The Sing for Life team would love to hear from women in and around the Peterborough area who would like to sign up for this unique charity project.