Community

Many of our public performances are for local charities, sometimes as sole performers or as part of a larger concert. Example charities include:

Haylands Farm Logo

Since 1978 Wight Harmony has adopted Haylands Farm as its main beneficiary. This is a Mencap facility which operates a small farm on the outskirts of Ryde, providing education, support and leisure facilities for young people with learning difficulties.

Wight Harmony has raised over £40,000 for Haylands Farm, primarily through bucket collections at the chorus's various performances including on-board Christmas entertainment on Wight-Link ferries.

 

 

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health. During November a group of normally clean shaven singers in Wight Harmony grow moustaches for the month in support of Movember. Despite personal discomfort and good natured ridicule from friends and family the singers persevere to produce a fine display of upper lip growth, and in doing so, raising funds through sponsorship. The Movember community has raised £346 million to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men's health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but the Foundation won't stop growing as long as serious men's health issues exist.