Every year, the Making Waves Women Singers, based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite, help raise crucial funds for WaterAid projects through an inspiring initiative ‘Sing for Water.’

Celebrating its 22nd year, this project unites singers from across the nation to perform a diverse repertoire of songs from various continents in a fundraising concert with over 600 participants on London South Bank every September.

For the Making Waves Singers, this cause holds a special place in their hearts, as they believe in the power of music to make a difference. However, the stark reality that such fundraising activities are necessary in the 21st century is a sobering reminder of ongoing global poverty.

Millions of people worldwide are currently deprived of access to clean water and sanitation, a situation that not only threatens lives but also obstructs community progress.

WaterAid envisions a world where everyone enjoys the fundamental rights of clean water, sanitation and hygiene – rights that are often taken for granted.

In line with their commitment to making a positive impact, Making Waves is organising a fundraising event, aimed at engaging local singers in the cause.

This year, the group is thrilled to commence the day with a fundraising singing workshop at The Watershed, Slaithwaite, led by singer, composer and founder of Sing for Water, Helen Chadwick.

On Sunday July 7 from 10.30am to 1pm, the workshop promises a harmonious start to the fundraising activities, featuring simple yet engaging songs suitable for singers of all levels. Fundraising tickets for the workshop can be purchased online at www.bookwhen.com/thewatershed.

The fundraising fervour continues with the ‘Slaithwaite Marasong’ later in the day, where various local singing groups, including Sing Global, Jenny Goodman’s ‘River of Sound’, Raised Voices, Cakehole and Making Waves, will treat the community to a delightful selection of water-themed songs from 2pm to 3pm at multiple locations across the village.

This musical journey around Slaithwaite aims to create a vibrant atmosphere while encouraging donations to support WaterAid’s transformative mission.

The day concludes with a heart-warming mass sing-along accompanied by tea, cake and camaraderie at The Watershed from 3pm to 4pm.

To support the project go to the Sing for Water Huddersfield fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/page/gillian-burton-1716299245151

Join Making Waves Singers and their partners as they harmonise for a cause that transcends borders, bringing hope and opportunity through the universal language of music.


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