When the fundraising singers of community choir Sing United decided to support a charity that shares their passion for the environment, they needed to look no further than Recyke y’Bike.
Sing United, which has raised over £11,000 for local charities in just two years, stages concerts and community performances to raise funds for different causes. Every show has a theme that the choir feel strongly about supporting or raising awareness of. They call it ‘music with meaning’
“Our current theme is ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’, “ said Sing United Musical Director Mark Deeks, “and when we heard about Recyke y’Bike, and the work it does to keep unwanted and abandoned bikes out of landfill, we knew we’d found the perfect charity to support.”
Sing United will stage two fundraising concerts at The People’s Theatre on Saturday 21st March at 3pm and 7.30pm as well as a special performance at Recyke y’Bike’s Brinkburn Street workshop on Saturday 14th March at 2pm. The choir will donate funds raised throughout the term and collections at the shows to Recyke y’Bike.
“We’re delighted to have been adopted by this wonderful choir,” said RyB general manager Sara Newson.
“Sing United’s fabulous performances give so much pleasure and it will be a great way to raise vital funds for our charity as well as spreading the message that the world’s resources aren’t limitless and we need to reuse and recycle as much as we possibly can.
“And the really brilliant thing about our recycled bikes is that they are an affordable, healthy and sustainable way to get around!”
Tickets for the People’s Theatre performances are on sale now. Contact the Theatre box office on 0191 265 5020 www.peoplestheatre.co.uk. .