Sunday, June 16, 2024

Buskerteers Choir releases video of 1,200 singers to raise £10K for Samaritans

THE Buskerteers Choir is proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated video from the Big Busk 2024, held in March at The Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea. This event saw 1,200 choir singers unite to perform a stirring rendition of Carole King’s classic, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. Alongside the video, a single version of the song is also being released on 14 June, with the aim of raising £10,000 for Samaritans, the renowned mental health and suicide prevention charity.

The release is timed to coincide with Men’s Health Week 2024.

The Big Busk 2024 follows the success of the first Big Busk in 2023, which saw 600 people come together to learn and perform Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’.  Last year’s Big Busk raised £10,000 for the Brain Tumor Trust.

The Buskerteers Choir, founded in Essex by Andrew Small with the goal of raising £1 million for charity through choir performances, has experienced remarkable growth since its inception. This December marks its fifth anniversary. In the past five years, the choir has expanded significantly, now boasting 6 choir leaders who manage 27 choirs across Essex, Suffolk, Sussex, and Hampshire. During this time, the Buskerteers Choir has raised an incredible £154,734.85 for various charitable causes.

Andrew Small, Founder of the Buskerteers Choir, commented on the release: “We are incredibly excited to share the Big Busk 2024 video and single with you all. Our performance of ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ was a powerful moment of unity and support, reflecting the core message of Samaritans. We hope our efforts will not only raise vital funds but also increase awareness of the mental health challenges many face, particularly men, who are often at greater risk of suicide.”

Support the Cause:  By downloading the single and donating via JustGiving, supporters can contribute to our £10,000 fundraising goal for Samaritans. Every donation will help Samaritans continue their crucial work, providing emotional support to anyone in distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Supporters are encouraged to donate via JustGiving.

Download the Single: The single version of “You’ve Got A Friend” by the Buskerteers Choir is available for download on all major platforms from today, 14 June 2024.


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