York-based inclusive arts charity Accessible Arts & Media are celebrating Christmas this year with a festive fundraising video featuring the fabulous Hands & Voices singing and signing choir performing one of their favourite Christmas songs: I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.
Hands & Voices pioneered their form of inclusive music making over 15 years ago. The choir was set up to enable people with learning and communication difficulties to express themselves through creativity and is open to anyone, disabled or non-disabled, who loves music and enjoys performing and having a good giggle with friends.
Accessible Arts and Media Managing Director, Rose Kent, says:
“Over the years with Hands & Voices, lifelong friendships have formed and there’s a real sense of camaraderie and a mischievous sense of fun that we hope we’ve captured in this year’s festive fundraising video. If you watch the video and we manage to make you smile, we hope you’ll consider texting to make a small donation to help us raise the vital funds we need to continue our work in the local community.”
You can watch the video below. Please text AAMY15 £3 to 70070 to make a donation.
All funds raised will go towards supporting the work of Accessible Arts & Media, who work with young people and adults with disabilities in York and the surrounding area, helping people to find their voice through creative arts projects like Hands & Voices.