LYC's 'Creating Community through Choir' Appeal
We did it thanks to you!
We’re delighted to say that our 2022 appeal has beaten its target, raising a grand total of £106,467! On behalf of everyone at LYC we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our donors, and to our match funding champions The Childhood Trust and Convex Insurance.
Part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022
Help LYC transform the lives of young Londoners through singing and create community through choir all over London
Midday on Tuesday 29 November – Midday on Tuesday 6 December
Every donation will be doubled up to our target of £100,000!
For the past 10 years, LYC has been bringing together young people from across London to sing. Ensuring our musical training is accessible to all is at the heart of our mission. All funds raised will support the expansion of our teaching and 10th Anniversary performance programme, and help us ensure that every young Londoner can take part, by subsidising fees and offering free places.
Match funded by The Childhood Trust & Convex Insurance
“We are proud to be partnering with LYC because we have seen the positive impact of their music teaching on the lives of young people across London. By matching donations to this Appeal, we hope to encourage others to support their wonderful work.”
“The Childhood Trust is delighted to be the Champion Funder for London Youth Choirs once again. LYC has managed to retain and build choir membership during this challenging time and their work has never been more important for disadvantaged young people across London.”
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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE LYC MAKES...
All young people deserve to experience the joy and benefits of singing in a choir, but for many these opportunities are not accessible due to cost or lack of local provision. Music teaching is consistently being sidelined in education and the cost of living crisis further impacts on this. This means young people miss out on opportunities to develop not only musical skills, but teamwork, confidence & concentration, which can be instrumental in allowing young people to reach their potential.
For all young Londoners, LYC is a place where you can learn, thrive & excel; a place of acceptance & encouragement where your voice means everything.
Our team of choral specialists can make real substantial change to the lives & ambitions of young Londoners. In January, we launch our 4th junior choir in the outer boroughs, bringing our total number of choirs to 10 and increasing access to the LYC Experience, bringing it closer to home for many. This year, up to 1,500 young people will learn and perform with LYC, including singing in our 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Big Give donations enable these important activities.
“Being in the choir has broadened my son’s understanding of people; his world has opened up because of it.”
“I love LYC so much <3 it’s the highlight of my week, even though I’m busy with my A levels 🙂 Thank you for everything. I’ve made so many friends and learnt so much. I feel safe, happy and at home here and the opportunities are incredible.“
MAXIMISE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION TO LYC
The Big Give is a wonderful opportunity for you to double the impact of your donation to London Youth Choirs. Every pound you donate to our Appeal will be matched by The Childhood Trust and Convex Insurance, so your kind gift will be doubled. And if you add Gift Aid to your donation, it will be worth even more! Take a look: