OZ and Armonico's 200 Mile Bike Challenge!
Help us to bring the benefits of music to people living with dementia by supporting our cyclists!
Led by TV presenter, wine expert and singer Oz Clarke, Armonico’s intrepid group of cyclists will be back on the road again in September for their third epic ride.
This time they will be riding a 200-mile route from the Consort’s home in Warwick to the home of iconic British composer Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, to mark 60 years since the premiere of his masterpiece, the “War Requiem”, in Coventry Cathedral.
Their aim – to raise £10,000 to support our “Memory Singers” projects for people living with dementia and their carers.
Along the route, our musicians will be entertaining residents of care homes, bringing Armonico’s trademark mix of beautiful baroque music, inspiring rhythms and irreverent fun – even residents with advanced dementia can end up singing along, dancing and playing percussion.
We need your help to provide these opportunities for people living with dementia.
Your donation will support:
- Our regular open-access “Memory Singers” sessions for people living with dementia and their carers in the community
- Our projects in care homes where we provide participatory mini-concerts for residents
How to donate
Will you sponsor our cyclists per mile on this challenging journey? Here’s what your sponsorship could buy:
- £20 (10p per mile) – refreshments for participants and their carers at a “Memory Singers” session
- £100 (50p per mile) - meets our venue hire costs for two sessions
- £200 (£1 per mile) – helps to pay our brilliant session leaders for one day
- £400 (£2 per mile) – meets the costs of a full day of sessions for people living with dementia
Or give whatever you can – all donations are hugely welcome and will support our vital work with this very vulnerable group. You can donate safely and securely using the buttons below – please add Gift Aid if you are able to, as it increases the value of your donation to us at no cost to you.