The Springboard Project, Armed Forces Day, and the Horsham Performers Platform

Christian Mitchell (left) with the Chief Executive of the Springboard Project Nigel Scott-Dickeson
Christian Mitchell (left) with the Chief Executive of the Springboard Project Nigel Scott-Dickeson

Staff, volunteers, parents, children, and the chief executive of the Springboard Project met Horsham District Council (HDC) chairman Christian Mitchell on June 23.

Mr Mitchell said: “My Chairman’s theme this year is ‘One Horsham District, Fair for All’, and in keeping with my theme, one of my three chosen charities this year is the Springboard Project.

Christian Mitchell, with adjudicator Richard Deering and Kay Tucker with Vocal Fusion and The North Singers.

Christian Mitchell, with adjudicator Richard Deering and Kay Tucker with Vocal Fusion and The North Singers.

“I had great pleasure in meeting Nigel Scott-Dickeson, Chief Executive of Springboard Project. Springboard Project, a community based charity, gives something unique to families and children both inside and outside our district, offering inclusive play and leisure opportunities for families with young children and fun short breaks for children and teenagers with disabilities.

“The Trustees, staff and volunteers are so dedicated in the time and skills they give which has ensured that Springboard Project’s vitality and success continues. I’m looking forward over the coming year to doing all I can to champion this wonderful charity.”

- HDC chairman Christian Mitchell attended a Drumhead Service in celebration of Armed Forces Day on June 26.

Held at Steyne Gardens, Worthing, the service honoured Britain’s Armed Forces, past, present and future.

Christian Mitchell, with adjudicator Richard Deering and Kay Tucker with Cantatrice and the Pleasure Singers Choirs.

Christian Mitchell, with adjudicator Richard Deering and Kay Tucker with Cantatrice and the Pleasure Singers Choirs.

The service was conducted by the Rev David S. Farrany the Hon Chaplain, Worthing Combined Ex-Services Association, with Royal British Legion’s ‘Lancing Brass’ in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper and the High Sherriff of West Sussex, Mr Mark Spofforth OBE.

- HDC chairman Christian Mitchell joined Horsham Performers Platform 2016 Festival for their first ever Choirs Section at St Mary’s Church, Horsham, on June 24.

Now in its seventh year, Horsham Performers Platform aims to provide a safe, friendly and encouraging atmosphere for musicians of all ages and standards to perform in the presence of a professional adjudicator and audience. This year, more than 250 performers took part.

Four choirs performed on June 24: Cantatrice from Steyning, The Pleasure Singers, Vocal Fusion and the North Singers. They sang a diverse range of music from Moon River to Elvis Presley’s Return to Sender and Ave Maria to Stepping Out With My Baby. The North Singers closed with ABBA’s Thank You for the Music.

“Kay Turner and her committee have worked incredibly hard to get HPP to the spectacular position it is today,” said Mr Mitchell. “Long may HPP’s good work in celebrating and allowing the public to listen to music performed so well continue!”

For more information visit: http://www.horsham-performers-platform.co.uk/

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