Last night, Tuesday 9 May 2017, Handy Voices Signing Choir was invited to the Oxford Charity and Volunteer Action Awards. I was there with my husband, Rand Russell to represent the team.
We were shortlisted for 2 categories, Best New Group and Innovation. It was lovely to be in the Town Hall with about 300 people watching, hearing about our achievements from the speaker and seeing our names on the big screen, but then they called our name and I was so shocked and surprised. It was a great moment.
So proud of all that Handy Voices has achieved since our inception in September 2014 when we were partnered with SongScope and then breaking out on our own from June 2015. Since that time we have gone from strength to strength and have started to make a difference in the local community. Long may that continue!
Official photos to be put up soon, but here are a few selfies of me with the award from last night!