Croydon Carers Choir wins songwriting grant to raise cancer awareness
Croydon Carers Choir has received a small grant to create their own caring song thanks to MyCool Music Foundation.
The Croydon singers will use the foundation’s funding to write and perform a unique song about those who look after sick or disabled friends, partners and relatives.
The songwriting project is part of Croydon Carers Choir’s long-standing mission to help the borough’s hidden carers find their voices and express themselves.
Singers will work on their new song over a period of four months, and hope to finalise the piece in December.
The choir currently meets twice a month at the Carers Support Centre to sing, smile and enjoy a well-deserved break from caring.
Katie Rose, Croydon Carers Choir leader said: ‘We are so thrilled that MyCool Music Foundation are generously supporting local carers through this project. Their support will allow us to help carers develop their song-writing skills and continue to raise awareness of the issues carers face every day.’
Croydon Carers Choir members are looking forward to getting started with the new project, describing it as ‘a new exciting challenge’ and ‘good learning experience’.
Croydon Carers Choir was founded in 2014 by the Carers Support Centre and Creative Croydon. You can learn more about Croydon Carers Choir by visiting the Carers Support Centre website.
The MyCool Music Foundation was founded in 2017 and was born out of the MyCool Singers Community Choir. Since its formation, MyCool Singers has become one of London’s most respected community choirs and with its ethos of ‘Giving Through Singing’ has raised several thousand pounds for charities and organisations.