Charity

Fundraising Events

Douglas Drive Day Centre

Douglas Drive is a day centre for the elderly of Stevenage and surrounding villages. Our aim is to provide a safe and interesting environment for clients to come together for sessional Day care. By doing this it helps to break isolation, but also goes some way in preventing depression and loneliness. This also creates a carers break for the client’s carer.

For more details visit: http://www.douglasdrive.co.uk 


GEMMS   – Dementia Activity Group

GEMMS is a dementia activity group. A Stevenage based small local charity offering respite day clubs for people with dementia and their carers two days a week. This is to provide social and mental stimulation. Based at Hampson Park the activities include singing, quizzes and pub lunches.

Please visit their website for further details – www.gemms.org.uk

 

 

We are delighted to announce that £199.04 was raised at The Summer Gig at The Coach & Horses. GEMMS are very pleased with the amount and it will be used for this great local charity. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

 


Big Movers Parkinson’s Group

Big Movers is a self funded support exercise group for Parkinson’s disease. It’s the only one of its kind in Stevenage and is based at Marriott Sports centre running every Wednesday.

Money raised will provide new equipment for members.

We are delighted to announce that we raised £302.85 on the evening which is fantastic. Thanks to everybody who took part in the event and contributed generously.


Lifegeta

Emotional support for life changing acquired conditions

Lifegeta is a support network for all types of people with life changing acquired conditions + friends, family & carers. Addressing the emotional effects of finding yourself in a body that doesn’t do what it used to do because of a life changing condition or disability (like head injury or stroke) or diagnosis (like MS or Parkinsons)

I truly believe that YOU have to be emotionally ready before you can be expected to ‘fight’ for your rights (like benefits etc.)
The motive behind starting a ‘Disability and how to survive it’ type group, is that for years after my stroke I struggled to ‘adapt’ to my new life as a disabled’ person (inside ‘I’ was screaming ‘I’m Sue! I’m still in here’, but on the outside I felt like people only seemed to see a person, or should I say a ‘symptom in a wheelchair’. That’s one of the main reasons I decided to retrain as a counsellor, coach, trainer, it helped me and if I can enable people to get past the plateau/ depression that may come after sudden disability then it’s all been worthwhile. ~ Sue Ross (Lifegeta Founder)

www.lifegeta.co.uk

We are delighted to announce that the sum raised at this event was £273.39. Thanks to everyone who donated and took part.

Lifegeta


H.M.E. (Hereditary Multiple Exostoses)

H.M.E. The New Generation is a charity set up by Dawn Searle and other members.

H.M.E. is short for Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, this means it can be (hereditary), (multiple) meaning 100’s of extra lumps of bone (Exostoses) growing in and around all the joints in the body causing daily pain, bowing arms & legs. One in 50,000 children get this painful condition.

Dawn who is a member of Sing rock has been coming for about a year now. Her son Rob now 28 years old has spontaneous H.M.E from the age of 4 years,he has under gone 54 operations to remove lumps of bone and now needs a hip replacement and has a 50/50 chance passing it on to his children.

Any money raised would be hugely grateful as this money would go towards a meet up,in Birmingham on September 22nd 2018, for all our members from all over the world. This meeting is life changing to some children who feel so alone and isolated, thinking they are the only one in the world with it.

Our aim is to one day stop this from being passed on through our generations. Hence the Name. The New Generation!

Thank you to Sing Rock, family, friends and all that attended our fund raiser last night for HME The New Generation we raised £167.30. Wow!
I am so pleased to be part of the brilliant Sing Rock Choir and have met some lovely friends.

Thank you all for being so generous & supportive.
Thank you also to Brian Barton for filming the gig

Lots of love
Dawn Searle

If you would like to help by donating money please donate to HME – The New Generation

Sort code – 30-90-89
Account no – 37710860.
We need Much needed funds to help us support members that feel so alone.


Headway Hertfordshire

Headway Hertfordshire works closely with people who have a brain injury, their carers and families. We aim to reduce social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give carers a break.

We also aim to raise awareness with local groups, professionals, statutory authorities, charities and others through presentations, talks and face to face meetings.

Headway Hertfordshire website >>

We are delighted to announce that we raised £152 for Headway Herts at this event. Thanks to everyone who took part part and donated on the night.


Hosanna House children’s Pilgrimage Trust

HCPT is a charity offering pilgrimage holidays, to Lourdes in the south of France, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK and further afield.

Every Easter over 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers. Children like Luke and John who recently traveled with us.

Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them disabled adults, enjoy a week at HCPT’s Hosanna House in Bartrès near Lourdes.

About HCPT 183 >>

We are delighted to announce that we raised £198 on the night for the charity. Many thanks to all who took part and contributed.


Guide Dogs for the Blind – June 2017

The money raised today will go towards getting visually impaired people out and about to gain the mobility they deserve. It will help to fund our mobility services which are – our children and young people services, mobility training, our My Guide Service (providing volunteers to do sighted guiding) and our Guide Dog service. Every Guide Dog from breeding to retirement costs the charity around £53,000 as the charity pays for the food, training and vets bills and someone that is visually impaired can have up to 8 guide dogs in their lifetime. Please help us ensure that no-one is left out of life.


We are delighted to announce that the monies raised at the Summer 2017 gig for Guide Dogs for the blind was £200. A really great amount and a huge thanks to everyone who took part and contributed.


Jubilee House Care Trust- April 2017

Jubilee House supports people with learning disabilities by empowering them to live their lives their way. Providing individually tailored care and support through a wide range of services for both adults and children, makes Jubilee House a unique organisation within Hertfordshire.

We are delighted to announce that the monies raised at the Spring 2017 gig for Jubilee House was £258.10. Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed.


The Willow Foundation – December 2016

Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

Since 1999 Willow has fulfilled more than 13,000 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease.

*We are delighted to confirm that we raised £144.19 at the charity gig. Thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to the cause.


The Garden House Hospice – October 2016

Garden House Hospice Care provides a wide range of services for patients, their carers, and families facing a life limiting illness.

Free specialist palliative care is provided for over 500 adults a year living with advanced cancer, motor neurone disease or other life limiting illness in our community of 230,000 people in North Hertfordshire, Stevenage, Royston and surrounding villages.

We are delighted to announce that we raised £271.19 for The Garden House Hospice at our October event 2016.The money donated could provide approximately 9 home visits each lasting on average an hour of care and support.

Letter From The Hospice -Click Here for more details (PDF) >>


Cancer Hair Care – July 2016

Cancer Hair Care

Based in Stevenage Old Town, the charity offers professional, caring and helpful advice on a broad range of specialist cancer related hair care subjects.
Here is the link to their website so pop along and check it out:
http://cancerhaircare.co.uk/

Dear Sing Rock

Thank you so much once again for raising £171.27 for us with your gig and The Coach and Horses last week. Marian had a lovely time.

Many thanks,

Polly

The Cancer Hair Care Team
‘Together let’s make hair loss one less worry’


Niemann-Pick-UK – April 2016

Niemann-Pick

We have raised money for local charity Niemann-Pick in support of a young girl aged 11 from Stevenage called Amy who has Niemann-Pick – Type C disease who help her and her family. We are delighted to announce that we raised a total of £385 on the evening which is brilliant.

Here are a few words from the Charity spokesperson and the family involved in our event:

“A huge Thank you to all involved with the Sing Rock choir for a fabulous fundraising evening at the Coach & Horses last night. It was a fantastic night with a great crowd and great music (naturally!)”
Toni Mathieson NP-UK

“Many, many thanks to the Sing Rock choir in Stevenage who held a charity concert last Thursday in support of NP-UK. The talented group dedicated their performance to NP-UK, in honour of local girl Amy Doyle (aged 11, NP-C), who was thrilled to receive an amazing £385.00 donation on our behalf. Thank you to the Sing Rock choir led by Samantha and Martin and all who supported this great evening – you deserve a standing ovation!”
We really do appreciate all your hard work to help NP-UK. The night also meant a great deal to Amy’s family – it must be so reassuring for them to know they have such great local support.
Niemann-Pick-UK

The charity website is here: www.niemann-pick.org.uk


Hemichat Charity Gig – December 2015

Hemichat

Hemichat

Total Monies Raised at our Christmas Gig:

We are delighted to announce that we raised a total of £172 for Hemichat Charity on the night and through donations before and after the gig. This will give such support to local families whom use this charity for support, so a massive thank you from us for contributing and for making it such a good figure.

Our next gig is being held on Thursday 17th December at the Coach and Horses, in Stevenage Old Town. We have chosen a local charity called Hemichat in support of the family below and here is their story so please be generous on the evening with your donations:

Hemichat
Our son Harrison was diagnosed with right sided hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, when he was 18 months old. We discovered that Harrison had had a stroke while I was pregnant, likely in the third trimester, and that this had lead to brain damage to the left side of his brain and consequently his hemiplegia (effectively severe weakness on his right side).
While my husband and I had long suspected there was a problem with Harrison’s right hand (he had it permanently fisted and used it so very little) the diagnosis left us shocked and feeling very frightened about what this all meant.

Quite by chance I met another Mum who had walked the same path as us and had a son who, like Harrison, had hemiplegia and she not only gave us so much advice but also introduced me to an amazing group called Hemichat.

HemiChat is a parent led UK Charity built on support relating to babies, children and young adults living with Hemiplegia. Its mission is to unite families affected by Hemiplegia, enabling them to share support, information and life experiences. The charity has been an amazing resource for me. I have posted so many questions and queries and got a plethora of responses from parents all over the country.
We have also been able to organise local meet ups where my family and I have got together with other families. This has been great for us all. Not only Harrison, who has been able to see that he is not the only kid who wears a splint on his hand and foot, but his big sister too who has met siblings with brothers and sisters with hemiplegia.
Of course my husband and I have met other parents who we have been able to talk through our experiences with.

These meet ups are either partly or wholly funded by the charity and have in the past included trips to Diggerland, Gullivers Land and Disney on Ice. But they cannot happen without constant fundraising. Which is why Sing Rock offering to do this is so amazing. Any opportunity to raise funds and awareness is brilliant and we are so grateful for you offering to do so.


The Sick Children’s Trust – March 2015

Our end of term Sing Rock gig is on the 26th March 2015 at The Coach & Horses in Stevenage Old Town and will help raise funds for The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity helps parents and families to stay close together during the period of time when children are undergoing treatment for illness.

Payton is 3 and a half years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) on the 2nd March 2015.
The Sick Children's Trust

ALL is cancer of the white blood cells. Normally these cells grow and divide in a orderly controlled way. With ALL it goes out of control and stops the body from doing this. These cells then fill up the bone marrow and stop it from making new blood cells.

The Sick Children's Trust

Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. All blood cells are made in the bone marrow. Bone marrow contains: red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body platelets, which help the blood to clot and control bleeding white blood cells, which help fight infection.

Payton’s family have asked us support this very worthwhile charity on the evening, so please give generously to The Sick Children’s Trust.

The Sick Children's Trust

Visit The Sick Children’s Trust Website >>

View the letter from The Sick Children’s Trust >>


MENCAP in North Herts – October 2014

mencap_logoWe are pleased to announce that The Sing Rock Autumn Event 2014 will be raising money for Mencap in North Herts. Last year we managed to raise £170 for the charity so lets all give generously once again this year.

MENCAP is a national Charity supporting people with a learning difficulty. We offer an outreach service in the North Herts area which supports people either living independently in the community and those still living at home with family.

Click Here for more details (PDF) >>


Fundraising For Louie – March 2014

Fundraising For Louie