Rock Choir announce their plans to help the whole country combat loneliness this Christmas! They will be broadcasting a live and festive Rock Choir singing event from their YouTube channel on Christmas Day morning!
2020 has been a year when Mental Health has been in crisis and now more than ever it needs to be prioritised. Over half (54%) of UK adults are worried about the mental health of someone they know this Christmas according to a survey published by the Mental Health Foundation and since the new tier 4 announcement a record number of people are expecting to spend Christmas alone this year as a result of the pandemic and the new tighter restrictions.
Many Rock Choir Members have been reporting high levels of anxiety with the potential of not being able to see their families this Christmas and they face the prospect of being alone. Rock Choir has once again stepped in and on Christmas Day they will go live at 9.30am on their YouTube channel for a fun and festive singing session. Everyone is invited to join in, whether they are a Rock Choir Member or not. Rock Choir Leader, Thomas George, will lead the session and families and individuals who are on their own, will be able to send messages online with him and connect with other families being kept apart in different households. Everyone will be able to come together virtually and join in.
Some elderly care homes have already committed to broadcasting this event to their residents, in their lounges, on Christmas Day morning as thousands will not be able to receive visitors due to Covid restrictions. The residents’ families can also feel a connection to their loved one knowing that they are watching and taking part at the same time. It is hoped that news of this live Rock Choir event will be shared across the UK so more people can join in and not feel alone as Christmas Day begins.
You can join in with Tom Live on Christmas Day here – https://youtu.be/9CfhGCGfke0
Rock Choir is known for its unique, magic, uplifting formula that leads to a natural high and change of mood. There is no doubt it has improved the lives and wellbeing of thousands of people across the UK. Members who are high risk or shielding have found Rock Choir to be a lifeline during the pandemic as their Choir Leaders engaged and distracted them almost every day with virtual rehearsals, fun events and examples of support and friendship. Rock Choir moved online almost immediately when lockdown was announced. The Rock Choir Team’s main objective was to keep the Members singing but also connected to one other so that the social aspect and their wellbeing were prioritised. Rock Choir Members pulled together to support each another as the Rock Choir Team went above and beyond their normal communication to ensure the Membership were kept motivated and upbeat. The power of Rock Choir can be seen in the countless comments on social media with ‘Rockies’ stating that Rock Choir has been their therapy, their weekly antidepressant and escape to help them get through this difficult year.
Members have just taken part in the release of an inspirational and emotional Christmas Single, a version of ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’. 4550 Rock Choir Members feature on the single and each contributed their voice during lockdown whilst many of them were shielding or at high-risk. Countless front-line workers, emergency services, NHS, Carers, Teachers and other Members who have done a vital job throughout the pandemic were featured on the single. Their voices, along with an inspirational solo from Rock Choir Creator, Caroline Redman Lusher, express the hope and dreams of never giving up and keeping their own dreams alive during the challenges of the pandemic and lockdown. All profits for the single will go to the Mental Health Foundation. It made impressive dents in the single charts over the last two weeks. They went straight to Number One in the iTunes UK ‘Download’ chart, ‘Best Sellers’ chart on Amazon Music, Number 3 in Global Radio’s ‘Big Top 40 Charts’ and Number One in the Official Chart Download Charts.
You can download Keeping The Dream Alive here –
The Video for Keeping The Dream Alive can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVrL9zdDlH0