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Community Matters for local charity Community Music in Action

Local charity, Community Music in Action are delighted to have been chosen as one of three local good causes to be featured as part of Waitrose’s Community Matters scheme throughout the month of January, but we now need Beckenham resident’s help!


Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes. At the checkout, you’ll receive a token. Please place it in the Community Music in Action box as the more tokens we get, the bigger the donation we receive and the more money we can invest in local music projects throughout 2012.

Community Music in Action is a recently launched charity founded by the members of local community choir FUNdamentally Gospel, all proceeds raised by the choir’s performances are used to fund music projects within the London Borough of Bromley and neighbouring boroughs, targeting vulnerable groups of people who, for social or economic reasons, may not otherwise have the opportunity to access activities like these.


Most recently the charity funded a six week project with Marjorie McClure Specialist School in Chislehurst. A school which provides education for children aged 4 to 19 that have physical disabilities or specific medical needs, as well as for those that are physically or socially vulnerable.  The project aimed to encourage the enjoyment of singing as a group, collaboration, community spirit and give the children a true sense of achievement whilst of course having as much fun as possible.


Founder & Chairperson Fiona Bolton said “Community Matters is such a great initiative run by Waitrose & we are thrilled to be recognised by them as a good cause in the local community. We ask for the support of all local residents to help us to continue to unite the local community and enrich people’s lives through song. The choir has a driving purpose and we are all so passionate, not only about the music we make together but sharing this with our wider community.  It’s amazing to think just what we can achieve.


For interviews, images and further media information please contact:             

Gill Standeven, Press Officer, Community Music In Action, Tel: 07793 119064


For further information on the work and ethos of the choir, visit:     !/FUNdamentallyGOSP

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