Spring is here, and we’re full of joy. Especially because we’re doing our first gig of the year later this month. We can’t wait to share the great work we’ve been doing this term with our excellent leader Genevieve… plus it’s all for a great cause!
We’ll tell you more below this INCREDIBLE poster designed by Alto 1 Lauren.
Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. Facing difficult issues like poverty, homelessness, depression or bereavement.
(In this video, young people talk about how Youth Music’s work has helped them.)
The charity invests in music-making projects where they’re needed most. Each year more than 350 Youth Music projects are happening across England. That’s around 75,000 children and young people regularly making music.
These projects help young people to develop musically, of course, but they also have personal and social outcomes too. Youth Music supports young people to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. To make friends, learn to trust each other, and stop anti-social behaviour. To develop vital skills they need, get support to be able to face the world, and take control of their own lives. You can read a selection of young people’s stories here.
But there’s so much more to do. Right now, Youth Music can only invest in around one third of the projects needing support. So that’s why they’ve launched Give a Gig Week.
The charity has asked supporters to put on a fundraising gig – any size, any genre, anywhere – between 24-31 March, with the aim of getting 100 gigs taking place nationwide. They’ve already smashed that target, and we’re very proud that the Pop-Up Choir’s gig will be part of it.
So come along, enjoy some great live music, and please give generously! Here’s the Facebook event so you can pop it in your calendar.