Honley Male Voice Choir Go ‘The Extra Mile’ To Raise Funds For Mental Wellbeing

by | Aug 16, 2023 | News

On Saturday 22 July 2023, members of Honley Male Voice Choir (Honley MVC) and Platform 1, Huddersfield took part in a sponsored 5-mile walk in the Holme Valley to raise funds for Platform 1, Huddersfield (charity no. 1177710) and Honley Male Voice Choir (charity number 1158453).

David Harrison (Chairman – Honley MVC) is quoted as saying – “We are delighted to confirm that due to the incredible generosity of our supporters, our July sponsored walk raised £3,409 which will be shared equally between Platform 1 and the Choir.
Singing is a pleasurable activity, which reduces stress and anxiety levels and contributes to positive mental wellbeing. The monies raised will enable the Choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives of extending its community involvement, thereby benefitting the wider local community.”

Gez Walsh (CEO – Platform 1) is quoted as saying – “The weather forecast for the day did not look promising, but it didn’t matter as the whole choir made us feel welcome and part of the group, even the weather was kind to us. The money raised will go to the delivery of our work, not only changing lives but in some cases saving lives. For a few of the choir the walk was difficult but on they walked, showing why we regard the whole choir a ‘Band of Brothers’.”

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About Platform 1, Huddersfield

Platform 1 is a Mental Health and Crisis Support charity based in Huddersfield Town Centre and working in diverse communities throughout Yorkshire. They support men and women over the age of 16 with complex and challenging issues through 1-2-1 or telephone counselling, support groups and welfare calls. For further information visit platform-1.co.uk

About Honley Male Voice Choir
  1. Honley Male Voice Choir is based in Honley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and performs a variety of male voice music. We regularly perform top class concerts within Huddersfield Town Hall and often with world-renowned performers like Lesley Garrett, Cory or Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Bands or other top bands and artists. We take part in many fundraising events supporting both national and local charities.
  2. Our objectives as registered with the Charity Commission are:
    • To advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects by any means the trustees see fit, including through the presentation of public concerts and recitals
    • To further such charitable purpose or purposes as the trustees in their absolute discretion shall think fit but in particular through the making of grants and donations. For more information visit www.honleymvc.co.uk