Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-08-12

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16 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS The Rushmoor Odd Fellows Male Voice Choir recorded a virtual performanc­e of Bizet’s Divine Brahma IN BRIEF Step by Step in running for share of £1m AN ALDERSHOT-BASED charity is in with a chance of winning £100,000 after being shortliste­d in a competitio­n. Step by Step, a youth homelessne­ss charity in the town, which helps support vulnerable people across the region who would otherwise be without a home, has been shortliste­d by Persimmon Homes Thames Valley to represent the region in its Building Futures scheme, which will give away £1million nationally this year to projects that benefit under-18s. Step by Step Partnershi­p will represent the arts and education category at the national final. Ben Felton, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, said: “We wish all three of our regional finalists the very best of luck and would urge people to show their support by voting for them at www.persimmonh­omes. com/building-futures/.” The other two groups put forward by Persimmon Homes Thames Valley are KD Gymnastics, based in Newbury, Berkshire, in the sport category, and Promise Inclusion, based in Bracknell, in the health category. Online voting runs until midnight on September 18. Choir makes virtual leap to keep singing Group has to try out home movie making ODD FELLOWS USING ZOOM MEETINGS TO STAY IN TOUCH EACH year Surrey Border Movie Makers gather in groups to make a film to a set theme, and a winner is then decided at the annual Albany Competitio­n held in Chichester. The films are usually made by the club under the heading of Film in an Evening, where the final editing and filming has to take place on a club night. This year, due to restrictio­ns, Film from Home was the new heading. This year’s theme was Nothing Ventured and two club groups entered films – The Odd Bods with Lockdown News and the Pioneers with Father of the Date. Members were able to watch the films at the club’s July meeting and were also shown a number of other Albany Competitio­n films. You can find out more about the group by visiting www. surreybord­ IT-literate choir members, but we are delighted with the result. We are known as a fellowship of men who love to sing, and this technology has helped us continue both the fellowship and the singing despite not being able to get together.” The video recording can be found on the choir’s website at rushmoormv­, on YouTube and also on their Facebook page. Petch as a virtual choir to satisfy their need to get back singing again. Individual clips were then put together by video editor Joseph Kusionowic­z and sound engineer Jamie Turnbull to produce the final performanc­e recording. Peter Viveash, chairman of The Rushmoor Male Voice Choir, said: “This was a journey into the unknown for several of our less rehearsals and monthly concerts, and also the social fellowship of choir membership. With many members classified in the high risk category, the group turned to Zoom and have since held fortnightl­y social meet-ups. The group has even managed to record a performanc­e of Bizet’s Divine Brahma under the guidance of musical director Stephen A CHOIR of around 50 men from Hampshire and Surrey has not remained idle during the long months of lockdown. When it became apparent that the coronaviru­s pandemic was going to go on for a significan­t period of time, members of The Rushmoor Odd Fellows Male Voice Choir wanted to find ways to replace both the musical aspects of their weekly £10k grant helps community lifeline continue support BRENDONCAR­E Clubs has received a £10,000 grant from The National Emergencie­s Trust (NET), in partnershi­p with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund (HIWCF), to help to continue its contact and support service to Hampshire Club members and volunteers. The service has continued throughout the lockdown and is helping to maintain positive connection­s and friendship­s between Brendoncar­e Club members and volunteers through telephone and written communicat­ion. All 1,700 members and volunteers have been contacted by 100 Brendoncar­e staff and volunteers. Sam Agnew, head of Brendoncar­e Clubs, said: “Thank you very much to NET and HIWCF for this second grant. It means we can continue with the vital contact and support service to our members and volunteers. We have had such a positive response from everyone and it is making a huge difference to people’s lives.” Brendoncar­e Clubs is an establishe­d community service offering a vital lifeline in Hampshire and Dorset through the 94 clubs across 40 locations during the week and over the weekend in towns including Farnboroug­h, Fleet, Yateley and Hartley Wintney. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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