Hearts In Harmony

Hearts in Harmony sees musicians together from across the county, streamed online on 6 July - International Kissing Day! - supporting four great causes.

Featuring nearly three hours of musical entertainment from five different acts, the idea came from Rare Occasion (Judy Dunlop, Nigel Corbett, Jon Scaife), having wanted to support the organisations who positively affect the lives of loved ones. It soon expanded to include musical friends Offshoots, Some Antics, New Horizons, Blair Dunlop and Ashley Hutchings – all instantly agreeing to be part of the event to help others.

The folk music, with elements of jazz and more – all played by wonderfully talented musical performers. The MC, guitar maestro Gordon Giltrap MBE, has this message: “I hope with all my heart that funds raised will help to relieve some of the suffering. Please be as generous you can...”

All profits from the concert will be shared equally between four causes. Blood Cancer UK are dedicated to beating blood cancer funding research and supporting those affected. Hft provide services for people with learning disabilities to support them to live the best life possible. Meningitis Now are the founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK and ThisIsLuke is a Crowdfunder to help young Luke Mortimer and his family with costs relating to Luke's quad amputation due to meningococcal meningitis.

Julia Kinch, Divisional Fundraising Manager for Hft says “we're thrilled to have been selected as one of the charities supported by the Hearts in Harmony concert. We're already looking forward to tuning in, and can't wait to see all of the fantastic acts that are lined up.”

Tickets from b.link/heartsinharmony are £15 for up to two people watching (or £20 for more), and the event will be streamed from Tue 6 July 2021.

Online Social Events For All

Friendship group, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows is inviting anyone struggling with the impact of spending increasing time alone to join them at one of their regular free online social events.

Upcoming Zoom events, where people can meet digitally:

Every Wednesday at 11am

National Cuppa and Chat

Meeting ID: 988 3920 7187

Every Thursday at 2pm

Just-for-fun Thursdays

Meeting ID: 988 3920 7187

Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows’ Social Organiser Toni Siddall adds: “It’s been a hard start to 2021 for many. Even though we can’t meet up, we still want to bring a bit of friendly conversation, company and comfort into people’s homes. Having something to look forward to in your day can be a real mood-lifter.”

“If you don’t know where to start with Zoom, drop the event host a note and they’ll happily help. You just need a good internet connection and a device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.”

Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows, a friendship group with members from across the Derbyshire peak District and Chesterfield area, meets regularly to socialise, fundraise and to support each other. Contact Toni on 01246 273076 or email toni.siddall@oddfellows.co.uk for further info.


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