Voices of Frankston

'Sing the Future' fundraising appeal

Voices of Frankston is an inclusive community choir.  For five years, it has provided a 'voice' and a community for marginalised people in Frankston and the peninsula region.

Supported by Rotary Clubs, businesses, community groups and generous benefactors, Voices of Frankston has changed the lives of dozens of men and women bringing new hope and a new pathway in life.

'Amanda was quiet as a mouse, withdrawn, did not make eye contact or initiate any conversation. She has chronic mental health issues. Now, she has the confidence to stand and perform alongside a group of which she feels an integral part'.

Help changes the lives of dozens of people like Amanda.
More details to come about this fundraising effort. 

About Voices of Frankston

Founded in February 2014, Voices of Frankston has given new life to dozens of people at the very margins of our community.Inspired by the Choir of hard knocks and 'Jailbirds', Rotary Clubs in the Nepean Cluster came together and supported the vision of Founding Chair, Janet McCahon, to provide a similar opportunity for the people of Frankston.

The High St Uniting Church provided a home for the Choir.  The Rotary Clubs of Frankston/Long island, Frankston Sunrise, Frankston north, Seaford/Carrum Downs and Mt Eliza contributed seed funding to launch the Choir.  Flyers and invitations for new members were sent to churches, support agencies (Brotherhood of St Lawrence, Sane, Mind, Community Support Unit) and to Peninsula Health.

In October 2014, the Voices of Frankston came to life.
The members and friends of High St Uniting Church, Operation larder, Second Bite and Community Support have all supported the Choir on its journey through venue, auspicing charitable donations and helping feed our members at their weekly lunch which follows rehearsal on a Wednesday.

Voices of Frankston today

We started with 25 singers and slowly numbers have grown.  Today we have 38 members.  Two thirds have special needs, complex mental health issues, supported housing and one third are from the wider community.

Our program is delivering better heath outcomes, stable housing and opening new education and employment possibilities.  Members report improved well-being and a real 'connectedness' to the group.

We have 16 volunteers  (Kitchen Fairies) from High St Uniting Church and the Breakfast program who support the group.

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