At this week’s Rising Voices rehearsal, the choir were presented with a £500 cheque thanks to the generosity and fundraising of two tough mudders.

Esme and Sarah, from the Bristol branch of Monarch Education, competed in a Tough Mudders event earlier this year and were invited to this week’s rehearsal to present their giant cheque to the choir and BDP’s CEO Maggie Telfer.

We recently completed a Tough Mudder event with work in order to support some community projects in the cities where our offices are based. For Bristol we decided on making a donation to the Rising Voices choir.

I know the money will go to a great cause… myself and Sarah have attended an event in the past which we found very inspiring!

- Esme, Managing Director at Monarch Education

Launched in late 2014, Rising Voices has no funding stream of its own and is reliant on the donations of individuals and organisations. Thanks to another recent benefactor, the choir were given the chance to attend and perform at The Festival of Voice in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

On behalf of Rising Voices, I’d like to thank Esme and Sarah. It means so much for us to be valued by people in the wider community and we are grateful for support like this that means we can travel to our performances and go on groups trips to concerts. We look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts soon!

- Sophie, Choir Manager


If you would like to help support the ongoing work of Rising Voices please get in contact with Sophie at [email protected]

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