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Testimonials

 

Dear Funky Voices

A great big thank you for your grand performance at the Brentwood Strawberry Fair last week.   It was very much appreciated and made a great contribution to a great afternoon’s entertainment!   As usual there was lots of energy!   It was loud and passionate and with great harmonies.   The Sting medley was brilliant!   "It’s Raining Men" was hilarious!!!   Funky Voices was and is a fun and exciting group!!!


I just wanted to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Funky Voices for attending Colchester League of Hospital Friends Strawberry Tea on Saturday afternoon. The volunteers really enjoyed the performance, and the singers clearly put their all into it. We really appreciated the choir singing for us, and we would love to have them back another time in the future. Thank you for arranging this for us.  Kind regards, Volunteer Coordinator


 

Hi Funky Voices,

Now that the show is over and the dust settled a little I would like to thank you so much for being involved and singing at the show. The feedback I have heard has been amazing and the visitors really enjoyed listening to your sessions.

I really hope we can work together again soon. Thank you so much again for everything.

Best wishes,

Becky, Ideal Home Show


All at Funky Voices

Well I’m finally back in the office after a couple of very busy weeks and I want to say the HUGEST thank you to you for performing on the bandstand at the Christmas Ideal Home Show. You were absolutely amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and that you will want to do it all again next year J

 

Wishing you a brilliant Christmas and New Year and thanks again.

Best wishes,

Features Coordinator


Dear Funky Voices

 

Thank you for your wonderful support at Leigh Lights and for providing first class entertainment for the great crowds to enjoy.

The feedback we have received has been tremendous and we are so pleased that the rain stayed away!

I hope you all had an enjoyable evening showcasing your talents.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kind Regards Leigh Town Council


 

Dear Funky Voices

Stellar performance from Funky Voices!!!   Funky Voices helped to light up Brentwood and set the seal on this popular community event.   Brentwood High Street was packed (12,000) and very happy with Funky Voices serendaing the Christmas lights.   Great finale to the event that has come to mark the start of the Christmas season in the town.   I hope all the Funkys had a great time in Brentwood.   I am most grateful to you all for your contribution to making this such a successful community event.   Look forward to seeing you next year!


 

I cannot think of anything else I could have got involved in that would have given me the opportunity to do so many diverse things in the company of such lovely friendly like-minded people. I decided when I joined that I wanted to get properly involved and so I tried to do as many gigs as I could. Consequently, I have sung on stages in theatres and in fields, in warm weather and freezing cold rain, in competitions and at exhibitions, at posh do's and not so posh do's, to big crowds and small, sung with established stars and sung outside someone's house at 7 in the morning. I've made a record & become a pop star, been on the radio and (very briefly) the TV. I've done workshops & learnt how to sing better, and helped to raise money for charity. Oh - and I got to dress up as a zombie.... And next year, I'm going on tour!

All along the way I made new friends and grew in confidence. So a huge thank you to Sandra,Toby, all the tutors and everyone behind the scenes who made 2015 such a fun experience.

So here's to 2016 & everything it may bring - I cannot wait!

Love & best wishes to you all - see you next year!


Hi Funky Voices

Just wanted to say thank you to all the Funky voices singers for coming to the 10 Year Celebration of the Martello Tower, Jaywick on Saturday, it was fabulous to have them at the festival. We've had great feedback & everyone loved their performance. Would love to work with you all again in the future.

Best wishes

Mandy


 

"A great big thank you to all those who helped make this year's Leigh Regatta the great success it was.

Without your help, enthusiasm and talents it could not have happened.

Well done everyone!

Hopefully we will do it all over again in 2016.

Regards

Tony, Leigh Regatta.


Dear Funky Voices

Just to say a BIG thank you for taking part in the Southend Italian Festival.  Your team did a brilliant job,

I have had very positive feedback.  Hopefully we can now build on this event for next year

Kindest regards, Malcolm


Dear all at Funky Voices

WOW!!!! What can I say apart from a huge thank you for performing at my Mum's Surprise 70th Birthday party on Saturday 29 August. Everyone who was at the party thoroughly enjoyed your performance and are still talking about it. You were all excellent and I would certainly recommend you to anyone and everyone. Mum couldn't quite believe it and was completely lost for words (which doesn't happen often to my Mum). You turned a great party into an excellent party.

Thank you so very much.

Best wishes

Lynn


Dear Funky Voices,

Thank you so much for being a part of the Brentwood Festival 2015.

It's hard to believe that it's all over for another year and we hope you enjoyed your time as much as we enjoyed the performance!

We hope to see you again next year!

Brentwood Festival


 

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Hello Funky Voices!

This is just a little note to thank you so much for your performance at our first Southend Maritime Festival. You were fantastic and we had excellent reviews about you. We are very grateful for the professionalism you bought to the festival as it ensured the event went smoothly. 

We are pleased to announce that the festival was a great success and we hope that the funding will be available to repeat it all again next year.

We hope you all have a fantastic summer.

Thank you very much for being apart of such a great event.

Kind Regards from the team


Dear Funky Voices

Just to say that we were all absolutely delighted with Funky Voices at the Show this year - they definitely kept the crowd entertained before the evening band. We would very much like to invite the choir to do the same next year if available. Our dates will be 1 and 2 June, and we will be looking at booking the choir for early evening on 1 June.

I hope the choir enjoyed performing at the Show.

Kind regards

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Suffolk Agricultural Association


Dear Funky Voices, 

You are one of our top 250 "Wear it Beat it" fundraisers for 2015 and I wanted to thank you personally for the fantastic support that you have given to our vital work. We couldn't do it without you! 

Best Wishes, Louise, Fundraising Director


Hi Funky Voices
I would like to thank you all at Funky Voices for you kind support you gave us on our Fun Day here at Spring Lodge.
The day was a great success, supported by over 50 stalls, yourselves, Jazzercise, Taylor Dance Crew, Witham Twirlettes and Ratnavali Bellydance Team.
Many thanks
Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham


Dear Funky Voices,
I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you and all of the members of Funky Voices for performing so wonderfully at the St Helena Hospice and Colchester Rugby Club May Fete yesterday. Every song was fantastic to hear and it is clear you all love what you do. The energy from the group was contagious!
The day was a great success, with approximately £7000 being raised. We were extremely lucky with the weather too, which always makes a big difference to the turnout.
Thank you again for giving up your time to support St Helena Hospice and Colchester Rugby Club. If you could pass on our thanks to all of your members it would be very much appreciated.

Best wishes,

St Helena Hospice


Hi Sandra,

Now that the show is over I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you for helping to make the entertainment on the Catwalk Stage such a huge success.

It was great that you could be a part of the show again as we love having you and I know the audience loves to hear you.

Please pass on our thanks and praise to all involved who have clearly worked so hard on their performance, they all looked like they had great fun.

Many thanks once again and we look forward to hopefully seeing you on the Christmas Bandstand.

Kind regards,

Features Coordinator

Ideal Home Show


Hi, 

I just had to write and say that I saw your choir in Brentwood Sainsburys this afternoon and thought you sounded amazing! My 2 year old was dancing around and really enjoyed it.

I wish food shopping was that enjoyable every week!

Best wishes

Kelly & Grace


I just wanted to thank Funky Voices officially for performing at our wedding in February. The choir were brilliant! Very professional. Every guest commented on how much fun it brought to our celebrations and how Sandra was instrumental in bringing the best out of both the choir and the audience alike, creating the perfect atmosphere. So Thank you!


Hi Funky Voices

On behalf of the Famous Entertainments team and Mitch Carroll (MJC Productions) I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone for being a part of Lost in Christmas. You all did an amazing job and put on a fabulous show!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Sophie


Dear Funky Voices,

Thank you so much for all your incredible support this year.  We absolutely loved working with you and are truly inspired and motivated by your enthusiasm and dedication to help us fundraise for Cancer Research UK. Thank you for being so wonderful.


Hi Funky Voices

Thankyou for your great performance at our wedding.  I have to say that it all went in a blur for me, but the feedback from the guests have been amazing. People are saying that the atmosphere created by the choir was so energetic. I have also heard that people were dancing in the pews!  Some have said it was the best wedding ceremony they have been too because of the vibe.  I think having you guys was one of the best decisions I made regarding the wedding apart from marrying Mark of course!

This makes me very happy! Thank you
Annalea


Hi Funky Voices,

Apologies for the delay in getting this to you, I just wanted to drop you an email and say a huge thank you to everyone at Funky Voices for your performances at the recent ideal home show Christmas at earls court!
Your performances were fantastic and brought a really happy festive feel to the show! Thank you once again!

Ideal Home Show


Hi Funky Voices

Just a quick email to give our sincere thanks to all at Funky Voices for your contribution to the Ipswich Christmas Market this weekend and would be grateful if you could pass this on to all involved.  Despite the horrible weather, you had a considerable number of people come out to sing at the market and this was very, very much appreciated! The market was a great success, which was helped by everyone who participated, so once again, many, many thanks.


 Hi All

I would like to thank you on behalf of Ipswich Borough Council Events Team for your involvement in yesterday’s Christmas Lights Switch On. Although the weather was not in our favour the spectacle of the Christmas Lights was still well received by the public. Please could you pass on our thanks to all your colleagues involved in helping us achieve yesterday’s event.
Look forward to working with you all again in the future.

Regards, Ipswich Borough Council


 Hi Sammy

Just want to thank Funky Voices for once again putting on a superb show for our 'punters'.  The feedback has once again been excellent, and we hope we can work together again in the future.

Kind regards,

Chairman, Braintree Rugby Club


"We would like to thank Funky Voices for their fabulous entertainment at the Southend Memory Walk last Sunday 14 September. Scott and the choir were fabulous and several people mentioned they’d like to find out more about how to join, so hopefully you will get enquiries.

Kind regards, Alison (Alzheimer's Society)"

"Just wanted to send you a big thank you for exhibiting with us yesterday!
You were brilliant!

Throughout the day, we had 54 brides register and we will be sending them an email in the next few days reminding them of who was at the fayre so they will get all of your details again.

 

Speak soon, Traci & Team x (Wedding Day Angel)"


Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for a most wonderful evening yesterday. I thought the girls and boys put up an amazing performance as usual, and your leadership was phenominal. I would also like to show my appreciation for the C D you gave us.........FAB...U...LOUS !!!

Kindest regards to you all.

(Chairman)


Hi Funky Voices!

All of us at Collier Row community Group wanted to say a big thanks for all your hard work & support on Sunday. It was another great event! We hope you all had a successful & enjoyable day & would like to hear any feedback you have.

We look forward to seeing you at future events!

Please don't forget to join the stall holders group for up to date info about future events & also the main CRCG Page where you can share your business page info.

Stall Holders Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CRCGStallHolders/

Main Page https://www.facebook.com/CollierRowCommunityGroup


Dear Sandra and Funky Voices,

Just a quick note to say well done on the performances on ITV News. Lovely to watch and listen to your choir make a day even brighter.
Thanks once again for help show what Essex has to offer, talented singers enjoying the delights of Saffron Walden.

Many thanks,

Essex County Council


Dear All,

On behalf of us all at Aldeburgh Music, I would like to convey a huge congratulations and heartfelt thanks, to all of you who took part in Musicircus and made it such a special and unique event. Every performance was a joy and it was so wonderful to have such a tremendous variety of incredibly talented people. I do hope more than anything, that you all enjoyed the experience, even if you were a little closer to a louder artist than yourselves. Congratulations and thanks to every member who took part. I am only sorry that I did not get a chance to come around and say hello to every one!
The interest from the press has been phenomenal and over the next few days I will be forwarding on to you the numerous articles, links of videos etc that are coming in. To start with, there is a 5 star review from the Financial Times!

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0c7090e2-fabc-11e3-8993-00144feab7de.html#axzz35TqWseec

John Cage would have been mightily proud!

Thank you all very much!
Aldeburgh Music


Dear Funky Voices,

A huge THANK YOU for taking part in the Guinness World Record attempt busk yesterday! We have all been overwhelmed by the amount of organisation, hard work and generosity shown by all our groups.  We had 32 groups taking part in 7 different countries, which is over 1000 participants! We won't have official confirmation of the record from Guinness until all the evidence has been submitted and examined, but we are confident about our chances of creating a new world record!
Once again, thank you so much for your fantastic performances!
The Musequality Team
Musequality
www.worldbusk.org


Dear Funky Voices

I wanted to write to thank you and your choir for joining us on Saturday for the Colchester Well Being in the East Roadshow. It was fantastic having you with us and thank you sincerely for really making the event sound and look brilliant!. I hope we get to work together again!  We loved coming to Colchester and we were so lucky with the incredible weather in the beautiful Castle Park.  Thank you so much for all of your support, enthusiasm and commitment to the day.  We hope you really enjoyed yourselves and the many activities and sessions on offer throughout the day.  We look forward to working with you again in the near future.  With best wishes and many thanks again

CSV Media Clubhouse



Please pass on my sincere thanks to all at Funky Voices for their kind support on our Fun Day. It was a fantastic day, and your outside performance was great, everyone had a great time joining in.

Many regards

Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham



Hi Sandra, thank you again for the team building workshop you provided for us on our away day. As you would expect, prior to the event we had mixed feeling from excitement to fear and everything in between. However, on the day your enthusiasm and professionalism really swept everyone up into a feeling of enjoyment, fun and most of all working together. The feedback since has been great, and following the day people are reporting a better sense of each other and positive feeling towards their team.
With kind regards
Havens Hospices



Dear Funky Voices,

I am writing to say thank you to the choir for their excellent performance on Friday evening. The evening was very much enjoyed by all and a great success all round and the choir being part of it made it even more special.  The silent auction raised £192 and the raffle a fantastic £370.  I am so pleased that my charity Breast Reconstruction Awareness at Broomfield Hospital has benefitted from the event.

Thank you all again.  Margaret, Lady Captain

Orsett Golf Club.  



Our first message in 2014...

from Macmillan Cancer Support " Dear Funky Voices I am thrilled to say that during the bucket collection while you sang in The Mercury Mall, Romford, we managed to collect a fantastic £652.00! As a group we are very grateful for your help in raising funds for Macmillan. The members of your choir and your tutor Charlotte, provided a wonderful atmosphere in the shopping centre and their singing was greatly appreciated by the impromptu audience. It is only with the help of yourselves and the generosity of public, that Macmillan can continue with their valuable work, offering their services to those living with cancer and to those affected by it.

We Wish you all the best for the new year"

Treasurer, Macmillian Cancer Support Fundraising Group (Romford)


Hi Funky Voices

As a member of Southend group 4 Funky Voices and a Committee Member of Take Heart I must let you know what a great success the "Take Heart Charity Christmas Draw" evening was.  I had so many compliments after the event and praise for a great group of singers.  Annie (tutor) was loved by the audience so please pass this on to her and congratulations Funkies for another successful evening.

Rita


Hi Funky Voices

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your choir for singing for us at Trafalgar Square on Tuesday night.
You guys were absolutely fantastic and you had crowds and crowds of people captivated!
I cannot begin to thank you all enough for putting on such an amazing performance – within the 40 minutes you sang, we raised nearly £600 - this is the most amount we have ever raised at any collection – and we have you to thank for it!
I really hope we can work together again in the future – 

Kindest regards
Children's Heart Federation

Web:www.chfed.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chfedTwitter: @chfed


Hi Funky Voices

Thank you so much to everyone for coming and for making such an enormous effort - the singing was wonderful and the atmosphere was very lovely.  I hope that all of your members enjoyed it and that they had a nice time at the zoo,

Thank you for all your support as always,

Kind regards

Colchester Zoo team!


Thank you and well done, your team were brilliant. I was told that the day was the busiest day that they have ever had and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you.

Hope that you are looking forward to the next event

Thanks again! Southend Christmas Lights Switch On 


Dear Sandra

It seems a long time ago since our conference at Dunston Hall which I believe from feedback was a great success.  I would like to thank you for being part of our conference and giving us a great rousing end to the weekend.  Your Funky Voices choir is excellent having now seen them twice.  In fact, one of our club members has joined you since that weekend.  Your singing was well received and I hope to see you again. Thank you

Rotary International District Governor


Just a quick note to thank Funky Voices for performing at our fireworks display last night. I know members travelled from as far away as Southend and Ipswich, and we really do appreciate the effort they put in getting there. Hopefully they all enjoyed the fireworks display. We received lots of positive comments about the singing and their enthusiasm, and were even asked why we hadn't had the choir before instead of the marching band we have had in previous years.

Keep up the good work and hopefully we will see you next year.

Kind regards,Chairman,Braintree Rugby Club


Funky Voices

Please pass on our huge huge thanks to your choir who sang today...they were absolutely brilliant and attracted a great crowd...we are so grateful that so many people gave their time so freely to our event. Thank you.

Kind regards,

Jayne (Suffolk User Forum)


Dear Funky Voices

Thank you so much for your huge part in the concert at All Saints Church Maldon last Saturday.  You were simply terrific! Everyone really enjoyed your performance and your energy and vigour can only be admired.  I a so very grateful for all t he support you gave me in planning the evening, it was a very successful result in raising £1,934 for The National Brain Appeal

Thank you to all


Dear Funky Voices,

Many thanks for helping to make the Crown Street event a success. It gave the event a real lift and I really enjoyed the performance. I manged to say a personal thank you to just a few people on the night so please pass on my thanks to *everyone*. It was brilliant!

Crown Street, Brentwood


Hi Funky Voices,

I know this is a little late but it is here now!
I wanted to write a little email just to say a massive thanks for making 'The Big Event' so successful - all of you played a huge part in making the event what it was.
I hope you will continue to support 'The Big Event' and Southend Community-in-Harmony Partnership in the future - here is to another ten years!
Best wishes,
(Southend Community in Harmony Partnership)

Hi Funky Voices,

It was wonderful to have you all here on Sunday. You always seem to have great energy and enthusiasm wherever I see you all perform. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to everyone who came on Sunday.
Perhaps you could come to our lights switch on at Christmas? It is a lovely atmosphere and a nice night out for everyone afterwards!!
Kind regards
Natalie (Colchester Zoo)

Hello Funky Voices,

Thank you so much for being part of this year's show and also performing on the Planet Havering Stage. You were fantastic! Looks like the show broke records this year with over 40k attending.

Look forward to seeing you for 2014.

Kind Regards,

The Havering Show Team


Hi Funky Voices,

Thankyou sooooo much for still attending our event despite the horrendous weather on sat 24th. We really appreciated it. You were absolutely amazing and really cheered everyone up. We hope you can attend next year too, in hopefully better weather.

many thanks again from everyone at Out to Africa

Dear Funky Voices 

Hope all is well, really enjoyed listening to the choir, fantastic! and thanks to all you team for being so good to work with.
Production Team, Glow Bluewater



Dear Funky Voices

Just a quick note to say thank you to Funky Voices for singing at Cuton Hall on Saturday 6th July to support Farleigh Hospice.  As always the standard was very high and everyone seemed to really enjoy the singing and wasn’t the weather kind?!  Thank you to all of the singers for giving up their time and to Steve for conducting.  As we had an act that had cancelled at short notice I was a little concerned that too much pressure would be on you all but, as always, you handled it brilliantly.
On behalf of everyone at Farleigh Hospice, thank you.
Thanks again,
Community Fundraiser

Hi Funky Voices

Just wanted to say big thank you to the choir and Steve for their time yesterday at the Coronation Event in Leigh On Sea.  The choir was yet again extremely well received and always livens up the audience!!
Please pass our thanks to everyone and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Kind regards
Community Centre Manager & Events Officer

 

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Hi Sandra,

Just wanted to say thank you to you and Funky Voices for being superstars yesterday - well done, you are legendary!

Kind regards, Katie,  Colchester Zoo "Stand Tall"

Hiya

Huge thanks from all of us you are a real trouper and we are all immensely grateful.

Please pass on to everyone our sincere appreciations of all your efforts. They were magnificent.

Cheers

Colchester Food ad Drink Festival


Many thanks to the choir for coming to Epping yesterday (Saturday 29th June) - Funky Voices are very popular in Epping and no wonder - they put their hearts and souls into the performance.

Everyone will be very happy to see you again at The Town Show next week but please congratulate your people on a wonderful performance.
Epping Festival Organisers'

Hi Funky Voices

Just a quick message to say thank you so much for supporting the Fairy Gathering for the Woolverstone Wish on Sunday.  You did a great start and finish to a day that we all thoroughly enjoyed.
We still need to get our record attempt verified by the Guinness Book of Records - but we're hopeful that our submission will be successful.
We'll be putting together a page on our website with photos from the event, and once it is there I'll let you know - so you can spot yourselves.
As you probably know the Woolverstone Wish is raising money to refurbish the Chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day unit at Ipswich Hospital.  This touches so many people, and the money we raise is making a difference.
Thanks
Jessie
Woolvestone Wish Committee Member

Dear Funky Voices
 
it was a true blessing to have you all participating in the miracle we made yesterday at the Roundhouse! I was so moved emotionally of your high quality performance of the 'City Songs'. To me our first meeting with each choir (a year ago?) visiting you and seeing you in your own choir practice-room singing your own repertoire was the fundamental starting point. You all were and are very special!
 
Big thanks to your excellent conductors and wonderful soloists and amazing instrumentalists, the beat-boxing master, the guitar player, the water-tuned glasses' players! Everyone seemed to be flexible and even creative whenever we had some 'traffic jams'. Great work done! Thank you all so much!
 
I do hope we meet again!
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Eriks Esenvalds

Dear Funky Voices 

I just wanted to write and say thank you for taking part in our Voices Now City Songs project. The feedback that I have had about last show is all very positive and members of the audience were really impressed by the quality and professionalism of your performance. There were some truly magic moments for me.

It has been really inspiring for us to have you involved in the festival and to see the talent and skill that you all have displayed throughout and have the wonderful diversity of styles and approaches involved. You all came together as one choir last night too - and I was truly emotional!
I'd also like to thank you all for being so easy to work with - this project has been hugely ambitious and at times complicated and I've had to think on my feet and organise things with not as much notice as is ideal. You have all been really accommodating and up for the challenge and I have enjoyed getting to know you in the process :)
I hope you've all enjoyed it as much as we have and that we can work with you again to find some more opportunities to perform City Songs!

A lovely review of Sunday night from Martin at What's On London - he thought you were all great!
http://www.whats-on-london.co.uk/review/esenvalds-city-songs-at-the-roundhouse/

Warm wishes
Clare Independent Producer

Hello Sandra,

On behalf of Thorpe Hall Golf Club thank you for a wonderful evening of song by your very talented singers, The Funky Voices.

Although the weather was not quite what we would expect for this time of year, your group certainly brightened up our evening.

Once again Thank You.

Kind Regards

THORPE GOLF CLUB


Dear Funky Voices

I just wanted to say thank you to the members of Funky Voices who performed at our promotional event in Southend yesterday.

They did exactly as we had hoped and really helped to hold the attention of the shoppers. We are counting up the money collected over the weekend and will be in touch to let you know how we did. In the meantime, there are a few videos on our Facebook and Twitter pages if you head over there and search for Havens Hospices, please do feel free to share them.

Many thanks once again

Havens Hopsice


Dear Funky Voices,

On  behalf of all at Southbank Centre we could like to thank you for bringing your choir to be part of a fantastic Chorus festival 2013 and for helping us to launch our summer festival of Neighbourhood in style!   We were truly amazed not only  by the number of you that came to take part but also at the fantastic atmosphere of sharing and support that singers gave each other across the weekend.   We can’t thank you enough to all the organisers for the work you put in to bringing your choir here over a bank holiday weekend.  

Very best wishes. Southbank Centre



Dear Funky Voices

Thank you so much for your support on Sunday, everyone really enjoyed the performance and it really is a pleasure to watch you all, and see the enjoyment you get out of it.

Best regards
Witham Family Fun Day - 5th May 2013

 


Dear Sandra

On behalf of the Seniors Section of Stock Brook Golf Club, I would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for your performance on Monday night. It was fantastic!

When I was looking around the room you could see that everyone was totally absorbed. I continue to receive comments from members and ladies making it clear that they thoroughly enjoyed listening to the choir. Several, including myself, were overwhelmed by the clarity of the harmonies and the sheer energy through which the ‘sound’ was projected. Several people have commented that it was the best entertainment they have had in 20 years.

Yesterday, a collection was made at the club for your favoured charity. This was a spontaneous gesture by some of those present on Monday to express their appreciation for your inspirational efforts. 

I have no doubt that word of your special talent and the success of Funky Voices will spread rapidly throughout the wider membership of our Golf and Country Club.

I wish you all every success in Berlin and for your future.

Kindest regards
Seniors Captain
Stock Brook


Dear Sandra,

Thank you very much for a fantastic performance on Sunday in Finningham the feedback we have had has been nothing but compliments.

It was lovely that so many of the choir turned up for our event. We raised a whopping £770.00 which was brilliant for a small village like ours. 

Once again we thank you for supporting our fun raising event and we wish you well at the forthcoming competition in Berlin and other events

Regards 
Mary & Pauline

On behalf of Finningham PCC, I write to thank you very much for the Funky Voices Choir entertaining us and giving us such an enjoyable and lively rendering of various pieces of music.  Everyone seemed so enthusiastic with their singing and the "Director" Sandra was brilliant.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved who came to St Bartholomew's Church for this wonderful concert. 
Secretary to Finningham PCC 


 

We were absolutely delighted when Funky Voices said they'd be able to come and sing at our Secret Fair in Colchester Castle on 30th March 2013- it was a day of epic proportions which required some epic entertainment, and Funky Voices certainly provided that! They started off by entertaining the queues outside with some wonderful uplifting songs, which helped lift the atmosphere on a cold dreary day. But what was most spectacular was the secret flash mob piece performed inside the castle, which raised many a smile on shoppers faces! We can't thank Funky Voices enough for being part of our special day, a once in a lifetime opportunity to utilise Colchester Castle in this way. Thanks Funky Voices!!  

The Secret Vintage Fair www.secretvintagefair.com



Hi Sandra
Will you please pass on a massive thanks to the Funky Voices who came on Saturday.
They were a real hit and tutor Steve was very helpful.
I hope they enjoyed coming and I am sure we will be in touch with you again for some
other event.
Many thanks indeed.

Denise, Thorpe Bay Rotary


Hello Sandra and Funky Voices

Thank you and your singers again very much for the performance of many popular songs in the Chelmsford railway station last Friday. 
I have found out today from the president of the Chlemsford Lioness Club that we collected in excess of £440 which is a fantastic result. 
Many thanks again.


Sandra,

A great big “THANK YOU” to all the members of Funky Voices who sang for us on Saturday.

They kept the crowd well entertained and I am sure contributed greatly to the final result of our Christmas Collection for Macmillan Cancer Support. The total amount raised was £604.85, a great result for just over 4 hours collecting.
Special thanks to your Director, Natalie, who did a terrific job in difficult circumstances.

I sincerely hope that we can call on your services in the future.


Hello Sandra,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and the girls and boys for a truly wonderful evening on Tuesday. All my members had an amazing evening, and the feed-back from your girls and boys indicated that they would love to come and perform for us again. 
Please convey my personal thanks to the wonderful Annie who is truly inspiring, and a joy to meet and watch, as she extracts the maximum emotion and enthusiasm from the choir.
Thank you again, and I shall certainly be in touch again for another performance in the not too distant future.
Kindest regards,
Royal Air Forces Association, Southend-on-Sea Branch


Dear Funky Voices


Thank you so much for last night, you were fabulous and we raised £160 thanks to your lovely voices and fun performance! We have done a press release, been on Twitter and Facebook and informed Radio Suffolk and Town 102.
Hope you all have a brilliant weekend, looking at your schedule on your website your feet won’t touch the ground!!!
Thank you once again,
Kind regards
Age UK Suffolk

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Thank you to all the members of Funky Voices for joining us at the cathedral on Saturday and for entertaining us so well and with so much enthusiasm. We really enjoyed having you at the Christmas Market. 


Can I wish all your members Christmas greetings and best wishes for the New Year.
We hope you will be able to join us again next year .....Saturday 7th December 2013!
Thank you all again

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Dear Funky Voices


Thank you so much for your contribution to the success of “Tribute to the Stars” on Saturday. Havens Hospice were so pleased and grateful to receive a cheque for £1,500. That amount of money does make a difference and be very proud that it was down to you and the rest of the cast to achieve it.
Again, thank you. You were the Stars.

Best regards, WHEELz

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(a reply from the photos and flash mob link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtkVNbGt2ow I sent as requested)

 Dear Sandra

This is fantastic, thank you so much for your ongoing support, we had so many comments about funky voices.
It was an amazing but challenging weekend for us, some of the outside marquees were down when I got there at 7am on Sunday – however we got everyone back and trading. Can’t believe it but over 3,800 people visited the fayre and we raised £18,000 for the charity.
We value your support, thank you.
Best wishes
Angela
Head of Fundraising
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

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Hi Sandra & All at Funky voices!


Just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for your performances at the Ideal home show Christmas!

We hope you had an enjoyable experience at the show as we received great feedback!

If you have any feedback for us or an interest in performing at any other Ideal Home Shows please let me know and I will make a note!

Thanks again
Best wishes
Tabitha

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26 September 2012

Dear Funky Voices

Annual General Meeting & Greenfields Community Spirit Awards 

I am writing to thank you for your support of our Annual General Meeting and Community Spirit Awards event on Saturday 22 September 2012 at Maltings Academy in Witham.
This event is one of the key dates in our calendar and is an important opportunity for us to present to our members, showcase and celebrate our achievements and seek important decisions on our future plans.
Your support of the event was very important to us and all who attended, and I hope that you also enjoyed the day. 
We will soon be starting to plan for next year’s Annual General Meeting and hope that you may be able to join us in making the day as successful as this year.
Thank you once again for your interest and support in this event.
Yours sincerely
Greenfields Community

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Dear Sandra,
Thank you for coming along to our Summer Spectacular again this year. As you know everybody thought that you were fantastic last year and unbelievably this year you were even bigger and better. Your Funky Voices Choir really does add so much to the success of our day. The vitality, happiness and enthusiasm that comes of the stage when the choir is in full song is wonderful. I'm sure it gives everybody who is there in the audience watching a great lift. Please convey to all your choir our thanks and congratulations on a fantastic show.
Again all our thanks for coming along and making our day such a great success. 
Regards
Vice Chairman
KT Entertainments Committee
Battlesbridge
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I have not had the opportunity to thank you for the Funky Voices performance on the Jubilee Fun day on the 4th June. It went down so well at the time that they continued for nearly an hour and contributed to making the day and evening a great success. Please pass on our gratitude to those that gave the performance and to the tutor who led them.

Regards, Lindsey Street Community Centre, Epping


Hello Sandra
thank you so much for bringing Funky Voices to Epping yesterday. You and your singers are real troupers, performing brilliantly as you did and in the rain too. Please thank all your girls and boys for making the day such a success!
 

Epping Town Centre Partnership


Dear Sandra

Thank you so much for being part of the Sparks will Fly journey with us and for the energy, commitment and enthusiasm that you brought with you. It was no small endeavour in what turned out to be such an epic project. Your singing made all the difference to the procession and pulled it all together in a way that only live music can.
A key element of Sparks will Fly was the community involvement, in particular schools and community groups who learned and performed dances and music as part of the processions.
This involvement brought so many communities and people, and especially young people, together to participate in something very special – a once in a lifetime event – that their families and friends could enjoy and remember with them.
You can be extremely proud of your singers who were a delight to work with and hugely professional. I loved rocking down the high street in Colchester with you all.
The links below will take you to the photos and film from the different journey event;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70266145@N07/sets/ for photos
http://www.youtube.com/user/SparkswillFlyinEssex for a short film of each event 

Sparks Will Fly


Dear Sandra,
 

I just wanted to mail you quickly (now we have dried out!) to thank you so much for the opportunity to perform with you this morning (Friday) for Colchester Torch Relay.  Your enthusiasm and the warm welcome from the members of your choir really made our students day and I honestly have to say that I don't think I have ever seen them enjoy themselves so much!

Please do keep in touch… we really would love to accompany you again if the opportunity arises….. ( we will consider any request; the wilder the idea the better!!)

The kids are still on a high… It's almost impossible to settle them back into the school day! 

Please do pass on our thanks to your choir.

Assistant Head of RBHIS
Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Students
Signature's British Sign Language Centre of the Year 2011
The Philip Morant School and College


Sandra

Thank you and the choir so much for the performance on Saturday at Waltham Abbey Torch celebration, and for singing through the rain.  The crowd loved it, and it was a highlight of the event. It was perfect.

All the very best Arts Officer. Epping Forest Arts


Hi Sandra,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for organising Funky Voices to come along to our carnival and Fete on Saturday.  It was an absolute pleasure to have them along and they caused a fair amount of interest. Their first session was in the tea tent and lots of people were watching them as they had their refreshments and enjoyed it – although there was entertainment in the arena which was loud the tent gave good acoustics so those not watching the arena were nicely entertained.  I managed to get them a 15 minute slot on the stage in the end so that everybody could see them and in such a short time and turn around, from tea tent to stage, they did magnificently.  This was something different for the Carnival and we were so glad you all came along.

Once again Sandra, many thanks indeed from all of us.

Secretary Great Bentley Carnival


Hi Sandra!
 

Just want to say another big THANKYOU to Funky Voices for singing at Barleylands yesterday!   I had several people tell me how much they enjoyed hearing the singing on the course!

Please pass on my thanks to everyone that was at Barleylands with us yesterday!  Hope to see the Funky Voices again soon!

Area Events Manager. Cancer Research UK


Thank you for all your support on the Ipswich Race for Life 2012 at Chantry Park yesterday.

It was a fantastic event with over 2,100 women taking part and hopefully raising £194,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Funky Voices was great I received some feedback on the day that you were great and really gave them the extra push they needed to complete the event.

Look forward to hearing from you, and thank you again for all your support.

Senior Area Event Manager. Cancer Research UK


The Robin Cancer Trust would like to thank Funky Voices for coming along to The Robdog Memorial Cup and putting on a wonderful performace! You helped us raise £495! You were all amazing and we hope to see you all soon! x


Dear Sandra 
 

On behalf of our Leigh-on-Sea Town Council, I would like to thank Funky Voices for  taking part in our Jubileigh celebrations.

The evening was a great success and I know everyone enjoyed the choir and you could probably have gone on all evening.

Once again thank you very much and we look forward to you joining us for other events. 

Yours sincerely, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council


Hi Sandra

Thank you so much for putting on such an amazing performance at our evening concert,  we were thrilled to see so many enthusiastic singers. When all the counting is over I think that we shall be able to give Little Havens Children's hospice at least £1000 – this will include the auction which raised £660, Peter Hall the Haven's Fund Raiser was really pleased with the result.

After you left I had so many great comments about your choir

Thank you once again


Dear Funky Voices,

We would like to say a big thank you from the Tollsfest Committee for singing at the Tollsfest Jubilee event.

The performance was great and with your support, we were able to organise a fantastic day of fun for all the family.

All proceeds will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Pavilion Project.

Many thanks again


I just wanted to say a massive Thank you for your amazing performances on Saturday! You all put on a great show and without you the Strawberry Jubilee would not have been the success it was, please pass on my thanks to all involved.

We have had great comments from the public who enjoyed the day so well done to all who took part.

Many Thanks, The Strawberry fair Team! 


I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to Funky Voices for their support at Brentwood Race for Life on Saturday!
It was wonderful to have them singing as our ladies crossed the start line, and very emotional as they sung our last walkers across the finish line!  They did a tremendous job and sounded fantastic!
Please pass my sincere thanks on to everyone that joined us on Saturday!
Looking forward to seeing Funky Voices again soon! 

Area Events Manager Cancer Research UK


Dear Funky Voices

I would like to thank you for your support you gave us for our Fun Day on 6th May.  The day was a great success and we raised over £800.00 which will go towards new equipment for the pre-school

Yours sincerely, Witham Community Association


I am so very grateful to all of you for such a wonderful performance and entertaining afternoon on the 12th Feb 2012 at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre.
We had an even more successful event and raised around £1000 this year – it was around £200 last year for the End Polio Now Campaign.
We could not have done it without you and hope that you will participate in next years event.

Rotary Club 

I just wanted to thank you and the rest of Funky Voices for taking part in our Centenary Variety Gala. What a great closing act for the show.

Thank you, Community & Education Manager/Southend Theatres


Sandra Colston & The choir of Funky Voices

Dear Sandra

We would like to thank you for bringing the group along to sing for us. Being the Mayor's chosen charity, we were delighted to have been asked along to the Town Lighting Up day, and were really pleased to have raised over £600. In this economic climate we welcome every opportunity to liaise with the public and not only collect money but to raise the awareness of the good work Farleigh Hospice does.
Please pass on our thanks to all the members who sung at the event.
All of the care, provided by the Farleigh Hospice team, would not be possible without the support of people like you.  Please accept our heartfelt thanks and gratitude and know that all the money you helped raise enables us to continue to care for local people who need our services.

Kindest regards, Community Fundraising Team
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Thank you all for coming to the Cathedral Christmas Market. It was great to have you singing ………..you really livened up the cathedral and I have had many thank yous mentioning your performance!
The event raised around £3000 for the cathedral's work and Christian Aid.
I am very grateful for all your efforts.

Happy Christmas! Chelmsford Cathedral Social & Fund Raising Committee


Dear Sandra,

I am delighted to inform you that this year's series of Race for Life events in Essex has raised a fantastic £1,693,342! This really is a tremendous total! Once again, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for the part you played in making the events happen!
It would be great to have you back again next year!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Area Events Manager. Cancer Research UK


Sandra Colston & The choir of Funky Voices
Dear Sandra

We would like to thank you for bringing the group along to sing for us. Being the Mayor's chosen charity, we were delighted to have been asked along to the Town Lighting Up day, and were really pleased to have raised over £600. In this economic climate we welcome every opportunity to liaise with the public and not only collect money but to raise the awareness of the good work Farleigh Hospice does.

Please pass on our thanks to all the members who sung at the event.

All of the care, provided by the Farleigh Hospice team, would not be possible without the support of people like you. Please accept our heartfelt thanks and gratitude and know that all the money you helped raise enables us to continue to care for local people who need our services.

Kindest regards, Community Fundraising Team


Great Funky Voices Christmas Party on Saturday, hope you all enjoyed it too, good to see so many of you there… and a massive £362 raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital from the raffle Good times.


Sorry for delay, but well done to Seriously Live & all the Funky Voices for all the wonderful entertainment on Nov 11th the total to be banked for the BBC Children In Need Appeal is £900-00 (we rounded it up) that's a target to beat next year!!

Thanks to all involved.  Marconis, Chelmsford


Hi Sandra,

I wanted to write and thank you so much for all your hard work in organising the fantastic Funky Voices performances as part of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. Having been present on the bandstand during some of the performances, it was clear that the Funky Voices were greatly received and seemingly enjoyed themselves a great deal.

The shows phenomenal success owes to those who choose to get involved and produce content and performances of the quality that you did. Owing to this very success, the show is now cemented in our calendar for next year and I very much hope that the bandstand will be a part of this. With your blessing, I would like to keep in touch and consider Funky Voices for inclusion as part of our future shows and exhibitions.
I trust that you were well looked after and very much hope that you enjoyed your day.

Many Thanks, Daniel. Events & Features Coordinator


Dear Sandra,

It was such a pleasure to meet you and the wonderful Funky Voices last weekend. I hope that everyone enjoyed the first Disney Christmas Choral Festival as much as we did. The feedback we received from the Team at Disney has been extremely positive and also very complimentary. Personally, I cannot thank you enough for bringing the 'Funkies' to participate in the festival. They were rockin' and exactly the type of choir we wanted for the Festival.

Your enthusiasm for performing is infectious and that showed in the choir. They obviously hold you in very high esteem and this was reflected in the performances they gave. I congratulate you on the quality of the singers and their ability to adapt to the somewhat unusual circumstances. They all stood up very well for the rehearsal/workshop, given the early start and the unfamiliar direction of Robert and Gary. The singer's positive approach was greatly appreciated. Everyone was on time and followed instructions to the letter allowing us to fit into the tight scheduling imposed by Disney.

Thank you again for bringing Funky Voices to participate in the Christmas Festival and I hope we see you again at a future festival

Alison


Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for today – you were simply brilliant!
Please do let me know when you are next free and I will check the diary
Michelle, Romford Shopping Hall


London Palladium