Choir’s charity single to help BWP

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) has been chosen to benefit from sales of a charity single due to be released by an all-female choir in November.

Called “Angels”, the song is an original composition written by Charlotte Mendly, founder and Musical Director of Brinsley Community Choir with the specific aim of raising charitable funds.

Explaining why the choir has chosen (BWP) to benefit from the single, Charlotte said: “As a community choir we wanted to support a cause local to our area and as an all-female group we are keen to raise awareness for the charity.”

The simplistic melody and heart-warming harmonies of Angels reflect on the sentiments of the song. The lyrics reflect on the value of helping others and how simple actions can deliver tremendous results.

Philippa Taylor opens the song with a beautiful solo and is joined by the choir in three and four-part harmony.

The single was recorded on October 3 and it will be released on Thursday, November 16 at a ceremony at The Venue in Eastwood.

Commenting on the single, Sarah Dagley, Business and Fundraising Manager for BWP, says: “We are absolutely thrilled that Brinsley Community Choir has chosen BWP. The single will help with our fund-raising and will also help raise awareness of domestic abuse, which is an important part of our work.

“We want to thank the choir for choosing us and we will, of course, be encouraging everyone to download the single as soon as it is available.”

Brinsley Community Choir was established in May 2012 by Charlotte with the intention of creating a contemporary singing group that would spread a little sparkle in the area. The 60-strong female choir draws all of its members from the NG16 area and is a diverse bunch with the youngest member aged nine and the oldest 75 years of age.

The group fund-raises throughout the year for different charities by organising concerts and performing at events throughout the East Midlands. Further details about the choir are available on its website

Broxtowe Women’s Project helps women living in the Borough of Broxtowe who are experiencing domestic abuse. It provides a confidential helpline, outreach service, training courses and drop-in sessions, all aimed at empowering women and to help them and their children survive domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse you can call one of BWP’s specialist workers on 01773 719111. If you require out of hours help or advice call the national domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always dial 999.