In tune with the Choir With No Name
How to celebrate Christmas with the staff can be tricky for any company but for Furniture Hire UK it was an easy choice, go to the Choir with No Name Christmas concert at the Union Chapel, Highbury, north London on December 13th.
Why? Because of the long and happy relationship between Furniture Hire UK and the Choir. The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless people and other men and women from the very edges of our society. Furniture Hire's boss Daniel Smith, who for many years has been passionately concerned and involved in the plight of the homeless and marginalised.
Daniel is also a long-time supporter of the homeless charity, Centrepoint, and recently was not only involved in their November Sleep Out but also contributed company transport and staff time to help them reach their target of raising £250,000.
The Choir currently have regular singing sessions in London and Birmingham, but their long term aim is to have a choir in every city or town in the country that has a problem with homelessness. In the spring next year, they're planning to start up another choir in London to reach everyone across the capital. There's a plan for a big show as part of the Cultural Olympiad and they're starting one new choir a year so aim for five by 2015.
It's clear from so many testimonials from those who have joined in the singing sessions, rehearsals and events, that everyone has a great time and that it all helps to recover a sense of self-worth, confidence and meaning.
The audiences seem to thoroughly enjoy it as well.
Furniture Hire UK, part of the Millmoll Group, is one of the UK's leading suppliers of furniture and props for short or long-term hire with nearly four decades of experience in the business.