Charity

We have raised £103000.23 since 2010

Trafalgar Square in aid of London's Air Ambulance

Our final gig for 2019, as in previous years, was under the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.   This year the weather wasn't so favourable and we got beautifully soaked for the first 10 minutes.  However, the rain couldn't dampen our spirits, or that of the audience and we had a wonderful hour on an otherwise mild evening feeling truly festive in the heart of this amazing city.  We are always overwhlemed by the enormous crowd that gathers to hear us sing and for the generosity of their donations.  London's Air Ambulance is such a vital charity for us all to support - you just never know when the sound of their helicopter arriving will be the best sound you've ever heard.  

Thanks to your generosity we raised  £587.46 for this fantastic cause

December 2019

Whitgift Centre, Croydon for Macmillan Cancer Care

Another fantastic year in the Whitgift Centre, Croydon, singing in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Lots of generous & appreciative listeners. Will this be the last year of singing in the Whitgift Centre.......or will we see you all again next year!

December 2019

Singing for Central London Samaritans, St Pancras

After another last minute venue change, the choir sang gloriously to raise money for Central London Samaritans. The performance coincided with the first Christmas shopping event to be held at St Pancras.

The shoppers and commuters were feeling very generous, and an amazing £2135.59 was raised during our singing.

This amount is enough to keep the branch open for more than two days!

December 2019

St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre

A wonderful time was had by all, on the Community Stage, at St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre.

An amazing £20,000 was raised on the day, across all of the activities, stalls and entertainment and we were very proud to do our part. 

December 2019

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, St Pancras

This is the second year running we have been part of this great partnership between St Pancras International and Pancreatic Cancer UK - St Pancras give the station over to support the charity for the day and even add in the extra E into their name!   Seeing as we are also purple, we are the perfect fit.  We sang for 2 hours non stop with their wonderful collectors helping to create a joyous atmosphere,  and we raised an incredible £2751.04 in that time.  

Thank you so much to all those who donated and sent us such wonderful messages, especially those whose lives have been personally affected by this awful type of cancer.  We are so glad to be able to use our singing to support such worthwhile causes and hopefully help fight this cruel disease.

November 2019

Kidasha - King's Cross Station

We loved supporting Kidasha earlier in the year - this tiny charity that does amazing work with street children in Nepal is also purple, so we are a lovely fit for eachother.  Coupled with some of the most engaging volunteers to help collect funds, we had a fantastic day of singing at Kings Cross station.  Both our lunchtime and evening performances were so well received and we had a fantastic crowd listening and dancing to our music!  A really happy and feel-good day all round.  

We raised an amazing £2740.88 - a huge amount for such a small and unknown charity.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated and enjoyed our singing.

October 2019

Islington Fire Station Open Day

After the success of last year, we were invited back to sing at Islington Fire Station for their Open Day, raising £2208 for MacMillan and £700 for the Firefighters Charity.

September 2019

St John's Hospice Summer Fayre

A fantastic £25,000 raised over the two days of the Summer Fayre.

June 2019

The London Marathon

Once again, we were part of the cheering (well singing!) party for the London Marathon.

A record-breaking £66.4 million was raised for charity, setting a new world record for an annual single-day charity fundraising event.

April 2019

Kidasha Kings Cross Station

A wonderful lunchtime slot and evening singing for the commuters in Kings Cross Station, in aid of Kidasha. Kidasha provide protection, education, healthcare, and the possibility of a better future to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Nepal. 

We received a fantastic reception from everyone at the station, and alongside some of the most engaged and enthusiastic charity collectors we have worked with, a stunning total was collected.

£2253.40!!

It was definitely all down to the Power of the Purple People!!

March 2019

Whitgift Centre, Croydon for Macmillan Cancer Support

We have sang in the Whitgift Centre for Macmillan for many years and it is always very special at Christmas time. Everyone was so very generous again, and we had a lovely crowd listening to us support Macmillan. We raised an incredible £493.69

December 2018

Crisis at Christmas 2

Our second night perfomring in Covent Garden was just as fantastic, supporting a charity which is so important all year round but particularly so during the winter months. An amazing £1692.45 was collected during the performance to support the wonderful work of Crisis.

December 2018

Crisis at Christmas 1

The first of our two Christmas session singing for Crisis, at the wonderful Covent Garden Piazza. Such a fantastic, festive evening, keeping ourselves warm with energetic dance moves. A fabulous total of £1508.13 was raised during the time we were performing 

December 2018

Paint Purley Purple, South East Cancer Help Centre

A wonderful time singing at Purley Tesco to help raise money for the South East Cancer Help Centre and all of the wonderful work they do in the local area. 

 

October 2018

St John's Hospice Summer Fayre

A wonderful day in the sunshine, singing to support the work of St John's Hospice.

The two day Summer Fayre raised a staggering £25,000 to help continue the fantastic work of the hospice locally.

June 2018

The Maypole Project

We really love to be able to support charities, and it's especially good to be able to help raise funds for a small local one.  The Maypole Project in Bromley helps  children with complex medical needs in the local area.  They are a vital resource for any family facing a difficult and uncertain future with their child.  

We were delighted to be one of several choirs who performed throughout the day at The Glades shopping centre and were so pleased with the fabulous reaction and the gathered crowd, and to see the buckets filling up while we sang.  Thank you to everyone who donated as they went by or while they watched.  A fantastic £460.40 was  raised, and the money will fund vital work that will really make a difference to families in the area.

http://www.themaypoleproject.co.uk

April 2018

Christmas Concert in aid of London's Air Ambulance

What could be better than a concert of our favourite Christmas songs in the beautiful setting of St Andrew, Holborn all in aid of our key charity this year, London's Air Ambulance!? 

On Tuesday 12th December we took over this stunning City of London church and brought it alive to the sound of Popchoir at its most fun and frivolous, all washed down with mulled wine, prosecco and mince pies!  It was a fabulous night and we are grateful to all our members who sang so brilliantly and our friends and supporters who came to hear us and helped to raise an amazing £4000 overall.  

A perfect Christmas occasion!

https://londonsairambulance.co.uk/

December 2017

Launceston Tesco for their Charity of the Year

Our wonderful Launceston choir were singing at Tesco today to raise money for Tesco's charity of the year.  It's cold in that entranceway, but our intrepid choir  sang for 45 minutes much to the delight of all the shoppers and raised £58 in the process! 

December 2017

St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre

Another year and back to one of our favourite Christmas gigs - helping to raise funds for St John's Hospice at their annual Christmas Fayre on St John's Wood High Street.  This year an incredible £22,000 was raised at this event, and we're extremely proud to have been part of that fundraising effort.  

December 2017

Islington Fire Station Open Day for Macmillan and The Fire Fighters Charity

Macmillan- £1600 / Firefighters- £700

September 2017

Electric Brixton - in aid of Mind, London's Air Ambulance, and Canine Partners

Summer 2017's  big fundraising concert was at Electric in Brixton on the hottest night of the year!  We had an amazing evening and with the venue packed for this charity event.  Proceeds from the night went to supporting three charities chosen by our members, and we were able to give 

£1249.21  to Canine Partners,  £1352.81 to MIND and £1121.76 to London's Air Ambulance. 

July 2017

League of Friends for Launceston Hospital

Our lovely Launceston choir joined forces with the Launceston Male Voice Choir to raise momey for their local hospital. It went so well that they've got more joint events planned!

April 2017

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree, for Royal Voluntary Service

It's truly magical to sing at the foot of the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. We were so pleased to raise £570 for the Royal Voluntary Service and our performance was featured on London Live.

December 2016

St Pancras International Station, for Youth Music

There's nothing quite like an international transport hub at Christmas! What a buzz to raise money for Youth Music, who invest in music-making projects for children and young people. Our performance raised £414.90

December 2016

Sing for Samaritans - Charing Cross station

We took part in the Sing for Samaritans campaign (which raised over £20,000 in total)  and cheered up the commuters! 

October 2016

Pink Week in Sevenoaks

We helped launch Pink Week for Breast Cancer Care in Sevenoaks by performing in the wonderful Bandstand at The Vine. 

October 2016

Uprising at KOKO Camden

We had a fantastic night at KOKO in Camden with all of us determined to raise as much money as we could for this wonderful charity.   An incredible  £6640 was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity at this  amazing party-like gig ! 

July 2016

Tesco Collection for British Lung Foundation

We raised £160

June 2016

Queens Hospital Romford charity fundraiser

Our Loughton choir entertained staff, visitors and patients and raised funds for Kings & Queens Charity Trust.

April 2016

St Pancras Collection for Youth Music

We raised £440.16!

December 2015

Whitgift Collections for Macmillan

We raised £757!

December 2015

London Bridge Collection for Breast Cancer Care

We raised £1,124.26!

December 2015

Pink Week Launch

We helped to raise £14,000!

October 2015

West Hampstead Fire Station for The Fire Fighters Charity

We helped to raise £2000!

September 2015

Victoria Station Collection for Breast Cancer Care

What a great hour we had - we may have had to battle the ever increasing noise of the tannoy, but commuters loved our singing, and showed us with their generosity!  We raised £700!

March 2015

The Wandsworth Oasis Red Ribbon Cabaret in support of people living with HIV on World AIDS Day

We had such a fun night at this talent packed event.  There was never a dull moment and the whole evening made a fabulous  £6,300!

February 2015

London Bridge Collection for Children with Cancer

London Bridge station commuters are some of the most generous, we have discovered!  An hours singing on the concourse and we raised a fabulous £1020!

December 2014

Alleyn's Holly Fair for Alzheimer's Research UK

We raised £131!

December 2014

One New Change for Alzheimer's Research UK

We raised £212.81!

October 2014

Chislehurst Sainsbury's Collection for Macmillan

We raised £212.81!

October 2014

Spitalfields Concert for Make a Wish Foundation

We raised £362.75!

March 2014

One New Change for Children with Cancer

We raised £661!

December 2013

One New Change for Children with Cancer

Fabulous lunchtime singing at One New Change.  We gathered a huge crowd and we raised £273 for Children with Cancer Charity!

December 2013

Fundraising for the Movember Foundation

We raised £600!

November 2013

Karaoke Night for Macmillan

A fantastic night at the Half Moon in Herne Hill.  Lots of fabulous singing from our members and guests and a great night was had by all (including the bar staff who loved it!! )  We raised an amazing £1,493.06!

November 2010

The Maypole Project

Another fabulous hour in the Glades, Bromley, bringing festive jollity to the shoppers in aid of the Maypole Project.

They raised an amazing £661.84  which will help this small local charity to offer vital support to the families of children with complex medical needs.

 

December 2019

London's Air Ambulance, St Pancras

Our second of two visits this week to St Pancras, this time to raise money for London's Air Ambulance,  one of our chosen charities.  We had a fabulous 2 hours on the concourse with a fabulous crowd raising a wonderful £826.94  for this lifesaving charity. Fabulous!  An excellent evening had by all.

 

December 2019

Duke of York Square

A stunning venue for the choir to help raise money for the Kensington & Chelsea Fund.

It was a magical evening, which even saw us get a mention on Niomi Smart's blog! 

December 2019

Tesco Launceston for Motor Neurone Disease

Our intrepid Launceston choir on a multi gig weekend!  Hot on the heels of helping to bring festive joy to the Chrismtas lights switch on in the town, they were back this morning at Tesco singing in aid of The Motor Neurone Disease Association, raising  £137 in the process.

 

November 2019

Regent Street Light Switch On

We were thrilled to be asked to perform at the Regent Street Lights Switch On event this year.  To mark the 200th Anniversary of Regent Street we were asked to bring at least 200 singers - which we easily did... around 250 of our members all turned out on a bitterly cold but fine night to sing for the crowds in the centre of Regent Street underneath the beautiful golden angels.  What an incredible night we had!   And our performance raised £1000 for London's Air Ambulance too.

November 2019

World Mental Health Day - singing to support Samaritans

The positive benefits of singing to your mental health have long been known and so we are always ready and willing to share these benefits with others!  And supporting a fantastic charity who is there for those in their darkest hours is a perfect way for us to use our singing to help people in need.  So we were delighted to be supporting  The Samaritans on such an important day for them, raising £989.50.

October 2019

Samaritans - Carnaby Street (Soho Music Month)

£439.82 raised while we were singing for the shoppers of Carnaby Street.

June 2019

Millions Missing - Raising Awareness for ME

The Millions Missing campaign was to raise awareness of M.E. (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) which blights the lives of millions of people. 

May 2019

St John's Hospice Easter Fayre

An amazing £25,000 was raised across the Easter Fayre weekend for St John's Hospice.

It was wonderful to be there entertaining the crowds.

March 2019

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree for London Air Ambulance

Our last gig of the year was at Trafalgar Square raising money for London Air Amublance. The freezing cold weather didn't put us off, we kept warm singing all of our favourites for a very attentive crowd.

We raised a fantastic £821 on the night.

 

December 2018

The Maypole Project

We were delighted to once again sing as part of a day of choirs at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley, in support of the Maypole Project, a small local charity. The Maypole Project in Bromley helps  children with complex medical needs in the local area.  They are a vital resource for any family facing a difficult and uncertain future with their child.  

Thank you to everyone who donated as they went by or while they watched.  A fantastic £850 was raised during the day, and the money will fund vital work that will really make a difference to families in the area.

http://www.themaypoleproject.co.uk

December 2018

Singing for the Samaritans, Charing Cross Station

An amazing time was had by all singing our Christmas songs to all the lovely passers by, who generously donated to the Samaritans. It was another freezing cold night but many a layer kept us warm to raise an amazing amount for the charity.

The event raised a fabulous £7891 to help fund the Smaritan's amazing work.

December 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

We were delighted to support Pancreatic Cancer UK, at St Pancras Station, to raise awareness for the disease.

An amazing £2408.26 was collected during our performances.

November 2018

Cycle for Samaritans, Charing Cross Station

Cycle for Samaritans saw cyclists from 8 teams on static bikes complete a 247 mile challenge, in less than 12 hours. We very happily supported these amazing individuals by singing our hearts out for them and the communters of Charing Cross. Each team had a target of £2470 to raise, which reflects the 24/7 availability of the Samaritains' services. A fantastic £3284.12 was raised on the day.

June 2018

Singing for St Luke's Hospice, Cornwall

Our lovely Launceston choir were out in force at their local Tesco on Saturday 28th April raising vital funds for St Luke's Hospice.   Tesco make great parners for our choirs as they have a great community liason team so that raising funds for charity is always welcomed, and their customers don't disappoint with their generosity either.  It was a great sing for the choir and a great result for St Luke's who do such valuable and fantastic work in the area and provide wonderful palliative care for so many.  Popchoir's singing raised £140

https://www.stlukes-hospice.org/

 

April 2018

Trafalgar Square in aid of London's Air Ambulance

To round off a fabulous Popchoir year of gigs and fundraising, we took around 200 singers down to Trafalgar Square for our annual hour of festive cheer under the tree.  To an audience of over 1000 people and while being featured live on London Live, the choir sang beautifully and in the process we raised an increidble £663.98 

Well done to our singers, the volunteers from LAA and to everyone who was there enjoying the peformance who donated.  Happy Christmas everyone!

December 2017

Whitgift Centre, Croydon for Macmillan Cancer Support

We have been singing in the Whitgift Centre for Macmillan for years now - and every year it is very special.  There's something about the green buckets that inspire people to dig deep and be incredibly generous.  Maybe it's because almost everyone knows someone affected with cancer, but whatever it is, our performances here always bring out lovely crowds, plentiful compliments and often tears as people think of loved ones.  It happened on a couple of occasions today and it makes us even more determined to get out and about and use our singing to help raise funds for all these amazing charities.  Thanks to everyone in Croydon who listened to us today and who donated so generously.   We raised an incredible £470

December 2017

Heal's Christmas Party

We had another fabulous  night at Heal's Christmas Party , entertaining their customers, enjoying a glass of Prosecco and having a very very jolly time!  Who knew you could have so much fun on a stair-case!  This year we were supporting London's Air Ambulance and raised £341.85

December 2017

Singing for Canine Partners at the Finchley 02 Centre

It's great to be out  and about singing mongst the shoppers at Christmas - it's a great way to feel festive.  We were back in the 02 centre in Finchley on 3rd December to bring some Christmas cheer and to raise money for one of our favourite charities - Canine Partners.  A great time was had by everyone, and thanks to the generosity of the 02's customers, we raised £209 all of which will be used to help train and provide assistance dogs to the disabled.

https://caninepartners.org.uk/

December 2017

O2 Shopping Centre, Finchley for Canine Partners

We entertained the shoppers and raised £140 for Canine Partners, to help transform the lives of people living with disabilities by training amazing assistance dogs.

July 2017

London Marathon 2017

We love our annual trip to Canary Wharf to sing and support the incredible fundraising runners and their fabulous supporters!

June 2017

The Glades, Bromley, for The Maypole Project

We were delighted to help The Maypole Project who provide support for children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their families. Our hour of singing raised £282.69 for this wonderful local charity.

February 2017

Royal Voluntary Service collection , O2 Centre Finchley

Christmas shoppers loved listening to our North London choir members belting our some festive favourites and we raised £140 in the process! 

December 2016

ICAP Charity Day

We were thrilled to take part in ICAP's annual charity day, when £8.2million was raised for over 200 global charities. ICAP staff were joined by HRH Prince Harry and hosts of celebrities, and Popchoir were there to welcome them!

December 2016

Tesco 'Rock The Shop'

Tesco Launceston invited us to sing and raise funds for Diabetes UK and The British Heart Foundation.

October 2016

Paint Purley Purple

We joined the South East Cancer Help Centre to 'paint Purley purple' and raise vital funds for cancer support. 

September 2016

London at Night Pink Ribbonwalk

We sang the inteprid fundraising walkers off into the night as they made their way around a 5, 10 or 20 mile London route, raising funds for Breast Cancer Care.

July 2016

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - Charing Cross station

We loved being joined by some furry friends to help us with our harmonies when we arrived to sing at Charing Cross station. Despite the station being quite quiet we were delighted to raise   £808.96 in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home!

June 2016

Christmas Collections for the Royal Voluntary Service

We raised £778.81 in total from our collections on the 12th and 22nd December!

December 2015

Tesco Launceston Collection for Diabetes UK and The British Heart Foundation

We raised £120!

December 2015

St Pancras Collection for P.A.N.D.A

We raised £420.26!

December 2015

St John's Hospice Christmas Fayre 2015

We raised £5000!

December 2015

Paint Purley Purple

We raised £135.75!

September 2015

Dulwich Park Collection for DEC for Nepal

We raised £132.76!

May 2015

Tesco Purley Collection for Marie Curie

We raised £543.19!

February 2015

Collection for Alzheimer's Research UK

We raised £400.04!

December 2014

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree for the Lullaby Trust

We raised £250!

December 2014

Charing Cross Collection for Children with Cancer

We raised £710!

December 2014

Victoria Station Collection for Breast Cancer Care

We raised £897!

October 2014

One New Change for Make a Wish Foundation

We raised £287.74!

April 2014

Spitalfields Concert for Macmillan

We raised £352!

January 2014

Sainsbury's Collection for Macmillan

An evening sing in Sainsbury's Dog Kennel Hill to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support (as well as cheering up the shoppers!)  We raised £148.84!

December 2013

Concert for Muscular Dystrophy in Clapham

A lovely concert in the heart of Clapham.  We raised £1,003!

December 2013

Alleyn's Holly Fair for Macmillan

Another cold but festive couple of performances at Alleyn's, keeping everyone entertained inamongst bouts of shopping!  We raised £123.14 for Macmillan Cancer Support

December 2010

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