Singing Allsorts
We would like to say a massive thank you to ‘The Singing Allsorts’ community choir and to all those people who attended and so generously donated, at their annual charity concert at Holy Trinity Church in Cuckfield, on July 10th.
The Singing Allsorts very kindly nominated Sussex Homeless Support to be one of the recipients of the money they raised that evening.  The other being the fabulous ‘Choir With No Name’ – a choir for people affected by homelessness, who opened their doors in Brighton last year.
Sussex Homeless Support were invited to attend and we did so, with ‘Lottie’, our charity mascot.  I think it was probably the first time ever a dog has attended a concert like this.  She behaved impeccably.
The church was full.  Every ticket had sold and there was only standing room at the very back.  Jim Deans took to the microphone and told the audience about the work of SHS and was rewarded with a mighty round of applause.
The choir not only prepared this amazing concert but every member also donated items to one of the 10 hampers that were raffled in the interval.
We had a fantastic evening, met some really interesting people and had many asking how to make a donation to the charity.
Jane Haughton, musical director of the choir, works so hard and must be feeling so very proud of what she and her choir have achieved  – get tickets for next year – there’s something for everyone in the repertoire and your toes will be tapping even after you’ve left the building!
AND THEY RAISED A PHENOMENAL £1,300 FOR SHS and the same amount for ‘The Choir With No Name’.
We are incredibly grateful for this support. It comes at a time when we are seeing ever increasing numbers of clients using our services and it will make an amazing difference to the work we do and the people we support.
Jim, Frances and ‘Lottie’ the SHS mascot and therapy dog
The Singing Allsorts is an informal community choir based in West Sussex. Established in 2007 by Jane Haughton, it has a thriving membership of 50 women singers, divided into soprano, mezzo and alto voice sections.
They meet weekly to sing a varied repertoire, including African, Shaker, Broadway, Pop, Madrigals, Musicals and Folk music … in fact, All Sorts!
The Choir With No Name
Run in partnership with Brighton housing Trust, the Brighton Choir With No Name is one of several around the country. They rehearse weekly on Monday evenings at 6.30pm at One Church in the city centre.  Their rehearsals starts with tea, biscuits and a chat before rehearsal, then 1 1/2 hours of singing followed by a free hot meal for members.  There’s no need to register – just turn up and enjoy yourself.
If you have any questions about joining the choir or volunteering for them, get in touch with Alex, the Choir Manager at or read more about them at