Many of our performances are for local charities, sometimes as part of a larger concert, or otherwise as sole performers.
Wight Harmony work with the community. Example organisations include:
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 £35,000 for Haylands Farm, primarily through bucket collections at the chorus's various performances.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health.
The Movember community has raised Â£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.
Wight Harmony are members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) who have supported Movember for a number of years, raising funds for the Foundation.
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.