Community Music in Action (CMIA) is a newly formed local charity founded by members of Beckenham-based community choir FUNdamentally GOSPEL. The choir launched the charity in July 2011 when they realised how the benefits they had gained from making music together could be passed back to their local community.
The aim of CMIA is to fund and run at least three music projects a year in Bromley and neighbouring boroughs, targeting vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of people. The projects are led by experienced musicians and professional workshop leaders along with volunteers from the choir and are tailored to each partner’s needs and requirements
So far the charity has been funded entirely by the activities of FUNdamentally GOSPEL, but the vision of Musical Director and Chairperson Fiona Bolton is one that sees lots of different kinds of local musical groups from the local area uniting towards a common goal.
FUNdamentally GOSPEL’s next fundraiser is their Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December, 7.30pm, at City Gate Church Hall, 22 Rectory Road, Beckenham, BR3 1AA. Entry is by a suggested minimum donation £5 — a small price to pay for a great night of entertainment and the knowledge that they will be contributing to a great local cause.
For more information:
www.fundamentallygospel.co.uk | fiona@fundamentally