You can see our choir sing live on Children in Need by googling ‘Children in Need Kettering choir’. You can also see us on iplayer: watch ‘Look East’ from 15th November and there are various other clips on a whole host of other sites. The 18 children involved (plus Jo and I) all had a great night: it really was such a lovely experience and we are hoping to be invited again next year!
Our choir have sung to the school today, proudly wearing their Children in Need T-shirts and our Mufti Day for children in Need has also raised £85.34
Lizzy Dickinson who works for the BBC also sent the following email:
BBC East’s Children in Need at Wicksteed Park was great success and I just wanted to say, on behalf of all us at BBC East, a
REALLY BIG “THANK YOU”
Organising 230 children and keeping them entertained, focused and “tagged” is not an easy task, but I think we managed to pull it off. And I can only thank you for the part that you all played in this.
The pictures and TV recording are excellent – and having looked at quite a few of the other regional choirs – I think ours was by far not only the best looking visually (a bit Strictly at Blackpool!) but also the most in tune, spirited, smiley and best sounding choir out of them all. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy teaching schedules to teach and practice the song with your choirs over the last 8 weeks.
Historically, BBC East has usually raised the second highest amount throughout the 15 regions (beaten only by London) and - yet again – we have not only done this but also smashed our own record! Last year the figure was £1.858 million but this year the amount was £2.2 million which is truly fantastic.
I do hope that the children enjoyed the day and will always now have great memories whenever they hear “Sing”. Please do pass on our sincere thanks to them all for looking so great on stage and being so well behaved during the event. And thanks also to the other teachers and parents that came and assisted.
And again, thank you for all your time – and laborious administration/form filling required from us – in helping to make a great event for 2013.
With very kind regards, Lizzy