22 residents and 4 QEF staff members have come together to form a 26 strong ‘Diversity Choir’, singing and signing to Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’ as an inspiration for everyone during these challenging times. Some people can vocalise and so join in with the singing and others sign depending on their abilities, bringing everyone together as one Diversity Choir.  

Alongside fantastic activity co-ordinators and support workers, residents at QEF’s Independent Living Service are keen to share positivity and inclusivity with everyone, as part of their 2.6 Challenge to raise funds for QEF. They are also keen to show their families and friends that they are doing well, as they haven’t been able to see them in person since 17th March as part of wider efforts to protect their health during this pandemic.

You can support the Diversity Choir and their message of positivity and inclusion by making a donation to QEF, the charity that provides 24/7 care and support to the residents, enabling them to develop life skills and achieve their potential.

Everyone in the Diversity Choir had lots of fun performing, but it was hard work too, with several rehearsals to make sure everyone knew what they were doing. 

They also used their artistic skills to develop a beautiful QEF rainbow as the symbol for their choir during this lockdown period

On May 8th they came together again to perform Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll meet again' in celebration of VE Day 75.

In June for learning disability week they sang and signed along to Randy Newman's 'You've got a friend in me'

A massive thank you to the fantastic activity team and carers for bringing so much fun and focus to life at Dorincourt.