Well done to singing student Calvin (oh and me! hehe) for singing and providing singing and music for the Street Kitchen Charity event on 15th October 2016.
Here's what Calvin has to say;
Had a fun singing lesson wit Rebecca Moore today, then went to perform at the 'Bournemouth Street Kitchen' Lunch for the homeless, Rebecca gave a flawless performance wowing everyone in the room, then I bashed out a few classic songs too, The people were given a simple meal of shepherds pie and apple crumble with a selection of hot and cold beverages. They were so appreciative even of the little things such as a hot cup of tea. Hope fully for a couple of hours Rebecca and myself helped them to forget their worries and helped to make their lives a little more bearable, What makes me really sad is knowing all the lovely folks I met today will be spending this evening in the pouring rain with wet doorways as their only shelter. It makes you realise how lucky we are, Those who know me, know I don't really do music for fame and fortune but because I enjoy performing but I promise if I am ever lucky enough to have any level of fame and fortune I will do every thing in my power to help the homeless and those less fortunate than myself. Please take a minute tonight to think of those who are sleeping rough and remember how lucky you are :)
VOLUNTEERS will give “restaurant-style” service as well as practical support to people in need this Saturday.Street Kitchen will be at Richmond Hill St Andrew’s United Reformed Church in the town centre on Saturday, October 15, 12noon-3pm.
A team will serve their guests a two-course hot meal prepared by town centre cafe South Coast Roast. Street Kitchen will be open to the homeless and to others who would benefit from its services.
A team of experts will be on hand to offer guidance, support or a chat to people who need it.
It is the second time Street Kitchen has been tried in the town.
Suroma Halder, event organiser and owner of Street Kitchen, said: “Our last event in May was a great success and an excellent learning curve. We had the opportunity to speak to many of our guests which was fantastic. From that we took away how we could improve our services, which we have now set that in motion for phase two of Street Kitchen.
“Our aim is to evolve Street Kitchen, and to continue to extend our offerings.”
Each guest will leave with a “survival kit” donated by local businesses and individuals.
One guest said after the previous Street Kitchen: “‘I can’t do anything on an empty stomach – just shows I’m human. Thanks for the best meal I’ve had in a long while. I feel I could do something worthwhile now.”
Rebecca is a professional vocal coach and singer in her own right with many years of performing and coaching experience. She is passionate with all things singing related!