LOTTERY MONEY AWARDED TO MFTM
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded some funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. We have decided to spend this money on a project called ‘Connections’. We can help in the following two ways;
1. We can pay for the support of a Personal Assistant with accreditation from East Sussex County Council to either help someone join us online or attend our face to face sessions when we are allowed to return safely.
2. We can loan a computer tablet and at no cost, to someone who joins us on our Monday singing sessions if they do not have access to a computer or are unable to attend face to face sessions when we are allowed to return safely.
If you would like more information on or know of someone who may be interested in the above please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jackie on 07788101518 or Anne on 07771994389
Jackie 07788 101518
Anne 7771 994389
Due to covid 19 we have had to suspend our in person meetings at Battle, Wannock and Cross in Hand. We have replaced then with online sessions held on Monday mornings at 10:30
If you would like to join us please email and we will give you the meeting information.
***** IMPORTANT NEWS *****
It is with heavy hearts that the Trustees have decided that due to the increase in the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) throughout the country
WE WILL BE SUSPENDING ALL SESSIONS OF MUSIC FOR THE MEMORY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
I am sure you will agree with us that the safety and health of all our members be it loved ones, carers or volunteer staff must come first especially since our demographic is mainly, for all intents and purposes, the elderly and vulnerable.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you back with us soon.
During this period we are planning on hosting virtual singing sessions. Stay tuned for more details.
With kindest regards,
Louise, Tricia and Jackie
Waitrose have chosen MFTM to be one of their March Community Matters boxes in their Eastbourne (High Street) branch. This means the more green tokens that are put in our box by you and other shoppers (there will be 2 other charities that are being supported at the same time), the bigger the share of £1000 we get at the end of the month.
Please spread the word and even if you buy a pint of milk, take one of the tokens and drop it in our box at the end of the checkouts.
We are very pleased to announce that we are starting up a new group on Friday afternoons in Cross in Hand.
Cross In Hand --- NEW LOCATION
3rd May, 17th May, 31st May
14th June, 28th June
12th July, 26th July
Time: 2.00pm (for 2.30pm start) until 4.00pm
Venue: The Osborn Function Room, Holy Cross Priory, Lewes Road, Cross in Hand, TN21 0FE
Lovely contribution from Hall and Woodhouse.
After many years of dedicated service we are saddened to announce that Jo will be no longer leading the singing as she and her family are moving to Surrey.
We wish her all the best and thank her for all her hard work and dedication to the group.
Thank you to our hosts Wilma and Michael Hodge for a lovely coffee morning.
All the proceeds have now been counted and the total is a wonderful £1,130.
Official News from the Charity Commission:
MUSIC FOR THE MEMORY is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1178578.
Thank you to the Stonegate Amateur Dramatic Society for their wonderful support.
Article from the Battle Observer regarding the founding of Music for the Memory.
A big thank you to the Edna Johnson Will Trust administered by Gaby Harwicke for the very generous donation.