The Big Sing for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

  • 10am-6pmSt Paul’s Church, Upper Hall Hills Road, Cambridge
  • 5 October 2024
  • 10:00 - 21:00
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Join us on an uplifting day of singing!

Cambridge Widows are inviting all who have lost their significant partners to sing together. During the day, a professional choir leader, Sophie Garner, will teach the group song, At 5pm, you will perform our songs to a small invited audience of our friends and family. This will also be live streamed. We will then celebrate with drinks, followed by a 2 course supper and possibly a bit of dancing! 

You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your widowed journey. It certainly doesn’t matter if you can sing. It is the coming together which helps.

Advanced booking essential.

We ask for a contribution of £80 for the full day, including tuition, coffees and tea during the day and wine after the performance, plus a delicious 2 course supper.

For more details and booking, email cambridgewidows@gmail.com. Profits from this event go to Hospice UK  & Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

In the face of unexpected grief, Cambridge Widows emerged as a focus for solace and companionship. Founded two years ago by two women Helen and Judy, who were introduced by a mutual neighbour because they had both lost their life partners in 2021.

Helen’s husband David died in June 2021 from bowel cancer, at 52 years old. “We were supported by Arthur Rank from the point he received the terminal diagnosis in late 2020. Arthur Rank Hospice helped David with pain management as well as some outpatient therapeutic support. It helped us both to know that we had support from the Hospice, and to have people to talk to who understood he was dying and could deal with the difficult emotions around this.”

The ladies recently experienced a deeply healing connection from singing in the UK’s first widowed choir. They are delighted to bring this wonderful opportunity to Cambridge to sing together with others who understand what being widowed feels like.

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