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Water City Music

The Barns, Village Farm, Ford, Cheltenham GL54 5RU
Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

This Christmas, Water City Music has brought together choirs from primary schools across the UK to bring some badly needed festive cheer to a country facing its first Christmas under the shadow of the Covid19 Pandemic.

More than 1000 youngsters rehearsed in their school bubbles in preparation for a one-off presentation of the ever-popular festive song, Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

Each choir’s performance was videoed and sent to Water City’s editing elves who weaved their magic to combine each school’s individual efforts into a giant virtual choir.  The finished festive film will be launched – on YouTube – at midday on Friday (December 11th.)

Last summer, the Pandemic also forced the cancellation of our main annual event, the Tower of London Festival. It left more than 2000 children from 69 schools extremely disappointed.

But all was not lost! We were still determined the youngsters would have something to show for all their efforts.

So, pupils from across London learned a song, taught to them by WCM online, and then uploaded their individual recordings. Our video editor, Adam Saunders took over from there, and turned them into a giant virtual choir

If you enjoy what you see, then please share the videos and follow us on Twitter @WaterCityMusic1. We'd love to "go viral"!

Don't forget to visit our website  and read our story. If you like what you find, and we sincerely hope you will, then we'd love to stay in touch. You'll be able to receive regular updates on our progress by registering your interest and sending us a contact email so we can put you straight onto our mailing list.

We hope it will inspire you to help us involve schools up and down the UK.






Active campaigns


DRET Santa Run 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE DRET SANTA RUN 2020 HAS NOW PASSED.   BUT THERE IS STILL TIME TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN PARTICIPATING. YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO THE INSPIRATION FUND VIA A RUNNER’S DEDICATED SPONSORSHIP PAGE OR SIMPLY BY CLICKING “DONATE” ON THIS PAGE.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE FOR THE RUN!   We're delighted to see the DRET Santa Run for the second successive year! Last year over 2,700 students and staff took part to raise more than £30,000 for the Inspiration Fund.   To start raising sponsorship for you to take part, simply click the "Launch Your Own Campaign" button and set up your very own sponsorship page to share with friends and family. This easy to use platform takes away the need for you to go around collecting cash and signatures for sponsorship, turning everything electronic. It is easier than ever to share with potential sponsors by sharing the link on your page to any social media platform, text to friends and family or send via email.   Remember, to take part, each participant will need to raise at least £1 (non-gift aided) entry sponsorship. Participants raising £5 or more will receive a Santa Hat to run in. Raising £10 or more will get you a full Santa Suit, and £15 or more will get you a full suit AND a medal to remember the day by! The top fundraisers in each Academy will also receive a prize, and the highest fundraiser in the whole Trust will win an amazing Sport or Music prize for their school.   Thank you for participating, and good luck!   You can find out more information on the Inspiration Fund here:  
£23,891.86 Closed
238.92% of target
Regular Giving

Ongoing Giving

The Parish is part of the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire. Thank you for your donation - it is greatly appreciated. Donations are administered by the Diocese of Shrewsbury and then distributed to the Parish.
£5,481.25 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

St Mark's School Bath - love learning!

    #remotelearning Urgent Chromebook Appeal   Here at St Mark’s in Larkhall, Bath we are launching a Regular Giving campaign to raise funds to improve the environment and facilities that our wonderful school offers. In support of our school vision: ‘St Mark’s vision is to promote self-worth that inspires our students to live well, achieve their goals and be a force for good in their school and in the world.’ Love Learning – Love Life Now our more generic appeal has become more urgent as it is necessary to provide the tools for home learning for the majority of our students. To bridge the digital divide, which exists in most school cohorts, we are launching this appeal to purchase as many £200 Chromebooks as we can, by the end of January. This is to provide the much needed resource for ALL our students to be able to access the on-line lessons they need to thrive in school. So why crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a great way to hit a fundraising target through a group of people all coming together to put funds in to the same pot and encouraging others to do the same. The larger the group or ‘crowd’ formed, the more money we raise so the key to any crowdfunding appeal is getting the message out there via all of our networks. Please help us to make this possible by donating as much as you can and please pass on the appeal details on your own social media network to family, friends and your other contacts to help spread our message. This is really important within our local community. Every single donation helps. And every single share helps too! To set up a regular donation, please click on the DONATE button. You can choose how much to donate each month, and we could also claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting each one by 25%. Of course, Regular Giving may not suit everyone, so if you prefer, you can choose to make a one-off donation to help fund our wish list of projects. Thank you for your support! It will really make a difference to the quality of home learning.  
£5,907.50 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

Ongoing Support

Your support of our retired clergy is greatly appreciated. The Retired Priests’  Fund is operated by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.  
£15,285.00 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

Donations for St Peter & St Paul’s Church, West Wittering

Donations for St Peter & St Paul’s Church, West Wittering, PO20 8AJ.   The primary objective of West Wittering PCC is the promotion of the Good News of Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England.
£5,297.50 Raised Ongoing
Regular Giving

Ongoing Support

Your support of the training of our clergy is greatly appreciated. The Clergy Education & Training Fund is operated by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Registered Charity No 234025) which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire, Shropshire and part of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.
£14,468.75 Raised Ongoing
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