The South-West Londoner, September 2017
A charitable tune for React charity
By Eleanor Sharples
A new choir will sing its first notes in Richmond tonight all in aid of the React charity.
Created by singing teacher Helen Astrid, Ella’s Choir supports React, a Richmond charity that helps children suffering with potentially terminal illnesses.
Ms Astrid, who was brought up in Richmond and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, set up the choir to sing popular and uplifting favourites to support the charity.
She says “The aim of the choir is to give the charity publicity, as well as providing opportunities for like‐minded individuals to enjoy themselves and feel no pressure. As a result, not only will the families of React benefit but the people attending too.”
The name Ella embodies the meaning of “light”. This exudes positivity, an atmosphere the choir creates.
React assist low‐income families and provides basic essentials including educational, specialist and homecare equipment, as well as respite breaks.
Their family liaison manager Lisa McCluskey says: “The money raised by the choir will be massively beneficial to React.”
If you love to sing, then this choir needs you. In aid of React, all profits will go towards this charity. Come and try a session for free!
The first session is free, then £12 (or £10 if booked together) with proceeds going to React.
Ella’s Choir meets at Jack and Jill Reception Nursery School, 20 First Cross Road, TW2 5TA every Thursday, 7pm-‐8.30pm.
Anyone interested to join can email email firstname.lastname@example.org.