Sing for Syria is a daytime ‘choir in a day’ workshop (10.30am-4.30pm) and evening concert (8pm) taking place at St Paul’s Shadwell on Saturday 24th October, gathering singers from across London and beyond to raise money for Unicef’s vital work in and around Syria. Whether the last time you sang was on a stage or in the shower, we’d love you to join us!
All proceeds from both the workshop and the concert will go to Unicef’s Syria children’s appeal. As Unicef explains on their website:
Syria is one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a child. Over 14 million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict, which is now in its fifth year. At least half of those children need urgent humanitarian help.
The world has been shocked by the heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe. This year alone, more than 2,700 people have died trying to reach Europe, most drowning in the Mediterranean.
By far the largest number of refugees are from Syria. In the past three months, 80% of refugees crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia have come from Syria. These children have experienced unspeakable violence and abuse. For some, these horrors are all they’ve known. More than 100,000 Syrian children have been born as refugees since the conflict began.
Children who’ve fled their homes because of fighting are now vulnerable to disease and malnutrition, as well as increasing violence and exploitation – including child labour and child marriage. Too many have lost loved ones, homes and schools.
Children shouldn’t be the victims of war. By donating to Unicef, you can help a child get the help they need to stay safe and strong.