A Sing for Life group in Peterborough is looking to sign up 40-plus local women to take part in a 10-week pop-up singing project.

The group will be working towards a live performance event at The Cresset theatre, in Peterborough, in November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Members will learn to sing, meet new people, challenge themselves and perform live on stage as well as raising money for this much-loved local charity. 

Absolutely no previous singing experience is needed, just a willingness to step outside your comfort zone, get stuck in and give it a go!

“Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice,” says project director Will Prideaux.

“So many people lack confidence or genuinely believe they can't sing, but deep down just about everyone secretly has a favourite karaoke number and we promise we’ll have you singing, and loving it, in no time.”

More than one hundred brave women took part in Sing for Life 2022, all eager to learn to sing and raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice, and they raised more than £10k for the charity.

For most of them, this was their first experience of rehearsing and singing as part of a group.

Helen Kingston, community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: "A big 'thank you' to the Sing for Life team who will, once again, bring our community together in perfect harmony to raise vital funds for our hospice.

With your support we can continue to provide expert and compassionate care in the local community and fill last days with love. Good luck to everyone who signs up this year and we look forward to seeing you all on the stage at the grand finale concert.”

The project kicks off with introduction sessions on Thursday, September 7 from 7pm-10pm), Friday, September 8, from 7pm-10pm) and Saturday, September 9, from (2pm-5pm) when you can meet the team and some of the other women who’ll be taking part.

Organisers say "don’t worry, this is not an audition and there’s no big red buzzer, it’s just an opportunity to find out more and get involved".

For more information about Sing for Life visit: www.peterboroughsings.org.uk, email info@peterboroughsings.org.uk or call: 01733 425194.

Introduction sessions are being held at the The John Mansfield Campus Dogsthorpe PE1 4HX. Call/email first to register and book your time slot.