This will be on Saturday 10th November this year at The Spa Centre Leamington Spa.
Village Voice are proud to have been asked back for the third time to support this Gala Concert and Drumhead Service, organised by the British Legion.
Village Voices took part in this exciting community event in Whitnash.
Proms in the Park at Whitnash included
In March 2018 Village Voices staged their Spring Variety Concert at the Warwick Methodist Church (Northgate). This was the first concert with Trevor Barr our new Musical Director. The concert also featured pupils from Perrott Hill School, Somerset and was in support of the Helping Hands Community Project.
Village Voices Choir raised £1,250 for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts at their Christmas concert at Chandos Street Baptist Church, Leamington Spa in December. In the photo cheques are being presented to Nick George for the Sea Scouts on behalf of choir member Paul Brenig-Jones who proposed the charity. Choir members nominate different charities each year for sponsorship. Sponsored charities also help with concerts by selling tickets and helping on the night.
Located in Shrewley, Warwickshire, the National Training Centre for the RDA is there to train and inspire volunteers and coaches around the UK. The thousands of horses and ponies that work for the RDA provide life-changing therapy and offer opportunities for riders and carriage-drivers to achieve amazing things. Their network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, show-jumping and Hippotherapy to up to 28,000 people each year.
Lowlands Farm RDA provides disabled people of nearly all ages and disabilities with the opportunity to find new experiences, different connections and a sense of achievement through inspirational and progressive therapeutic riding sessions designed to deliver both physical and psychological benefits.
Riding takes concentration, balance, and a communication with the horse. It provides the opportunity for people with limited horizons to overcome fears, discover new skills, engage in different relationships and a build new self-confidence. Some children on the autistic spectrum find it easier to relate to the horse than to people. The gentle natural rhythm of a horse’s walk helps physically disabled riders relax into the saddle which in turn develops core strength.
Lowlands Farm RDA depends entirely on support from sponsors, donors and our volunteer team, together with a modest income from riding fees.
All those involved – Trustees, fundraisers, stable hands, office workers, maintenance workers – are unpaid volunteers. Only our coach is on a salary and that’s to ensure consistency of our standards. Every penny goes towards delivering the service safely and reliably.
More info can be found at: https://www.lowlandsfarmrda.org.uk/