Do Your Thing Choir has done their "singing thing" for BBC Children in Need
Fundraising efforts raised +£1,400 to support disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK
Local Manchester Community Choir, Do Your Thing from both Ashton and Stockport have successfully raised over £1,400 for BBC Children in Need, after "doing their thing" to support the 2016 Appeal. The money will go on to help transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Do Your Thing gave the performance of their lives at MediaCityUK on the 11th November on the Piazza at MediaCityUK in Salford Keys, Manchester before pausing for the 2 minute remembrance service and then singing an extra half an hour to collect as much money as possible in the Children in Need buckets. They drew in quite a crowd as they had small children dancing to the Let it Go theme from the hit movie Frozen and staff from the BBC came outside to sing and dance alongside the blue and purple t-shirts to Livin' on a Prayer!
Do Your Thing Choir recently celebrated their 5th birthday. Since its launch in Ashton under Lyne in 2011, Do Your Thing choir now has around 150 members across Tameside and Stockport. Since their debut on The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Do Your Thing have performed at over 50 events!
Last year alone, they sang at their first ever choir competition "The MACC" at The Royal Northern College of Music to critical acclaim, performed at The Plaza Theatre with Brit award winning male voice trio, Blake and in November were part of "Stars for Tonight 2015" at The Palace Theatre, Manchester, a NW Productions show to raise money for Francis House Hospice.
They regularly perform for The Christie and were delighted to be part of The Christie's First Ever Variety show hosted by Key 103s Chelsea Norris who described the choir as "Mega, really talented and really entertaining!"
As well as supporting The Christie and Francis House, DYT have helped fund raise for charities such as "Willow Wood Hospice" and "Fair Trade" to name a few.
Speaking of their efforts, Liz Taylor said: “I’m overwhelmed with the response we've had to doing our thing as a fundraiser and would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported us! It's great fun supporting BBC Children in Need and knowing we raised over £1,400 within 7 days is a fantastic feeling.”
Donations are still being accepted, so to support BBC Children in Need visit: JustGiving by Do Your Thing for BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events in support of the Appeal. Whether doing your baking thing, your fancy-dress party thing or your challenge thing, every penny raised will help support projects across the UK.