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Charity of the Year Concert 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to support us at our concert and afternoon tea today (08/09/17), raising money for the Community First Responders.


National Art Award Presentation Evening

Adel and Karina received Awards at the National Art Award Presentation Evening at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in South Kensington, London on Monday 17th October.

Karina won Gold in the Child Music Category and Adel was presented with Silver in the Youth Music Age Group for their music compositions.


Charity of the Year Concert 2016

Adel and Karina would like to thank everyone who attended their ‘Concert and Afternoon Tea’ on the 14th September at St Mary’s Bay Village Hall to help fundraise for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.


Art For Youth

Adel and Karina performed for a Private Sponsors Party of Art for Youth London, Mall Galleries SW1 London.


A Night of Celtic Capers

2nd July 2016

Adel and Karina playing harps, flute and singing at Saltwood – Sandgate Centre for Dance, a night of Celtic Capers – we also had the opportunity to fundraise for our Charity of the Year 2016 – The Kent Sussex  and Surrey Air Ambulance!

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Charity of the Year 2016

2 of Harps’ Charity of the Year 2016

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

“The charity exists to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Air Ambulance Service for the benefit of the community.

The Kent Air Ambulance Trust, a registered charity, was established in 1989, to provide an air ambulance service for the people of Kent. 2005 saw the introduction of doctors on board and, in 2007, the Trust expanded its service and launched a second helicopter to cover the counties of Surrey and Sussex.”

To find out more about this charity’s work please visit https://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/

Help 2 of Harps Raise Money to Save Lives

To make a donation please contact 2 of Harps, or you could attend one of their fundraising concerts or events – 07795 511355 or email the2ofharps@outlook.com


Innovative Volunteering

June 19, 2015

Seven exceptional volunteers were honoured for their dedication to improving the lives of local young people at The Duke of Gloucester’s Volunteer Award ceremony, held at the Coca-Cola London Eye last week.

Innovative Volunteering – Adel and Karina Wilson

Adel and Karina Wilson have been volunteering for five years. Both sisters run mini harp workshops for vulnerable children and adults in their local community in Kent, providing others with the opportunity to play a harp and listen to music. They also lead highland dancing workshops.

Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett
Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett
Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett
Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett
Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett
Ambition Volunteer Winners at the London Eye, London on the 09/06/2015. Photo: David Tett

Bristol A-level student Levi Hodge was announced as the Volunteer of the Year for his role in providing positive activities to young people facing adversity.  Levi also won the Leadership category for his outstanding contribution to a regional youth forum that has successfully brought local young people together with the police, councillors and MP’s to address anti-social behaviour.

Levi commented: “I can’t believe I’ve won! This is amazing. Volunteering has helped me turned my life around and given me a positive outlook for my future. I’d never be going to university without the support of Youth Moves and I’m so grateful to them for nominating me.”

Levi says his life could have been very different if his youth club hadn’t engaged him in volunteering at a time when he was getting into trouble with the police and at risk of being excluded from school.

Six other lucky winners who were chosen out of 13,500 volunteers in Ambition’s national network of youth clubs and community projects, also received a prestigious HRH Duke of Gloucester Volunteer Award

Enterprise – Claire Kelly

Claire co-facilitates the Youth Forum at the New Horizons Youth Centre in Kings Cross, which gives young people a voice on how the centre is managed. In 2014 Claire set up a social enterprise market stall called ‘Crepe Up’.

Fundraising – John Shallcross

John is a successful local business man who has led Nortumberland Club for Young People’s Corporate Fundraising Programme for last 30 years. He has raised over £1,000,000 for the organisation, and has established a number of successful partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

Healthy Lifestyles – Matthew Thorne

For the last two and a half years Matthew has volunteered twice a week after school. He runs the ‘Fit to Run’ project and the ‘Happy’ video project in Poole for young adults with learning disabilities, and provides weekly activities for 9-12 year olds including cooking, games and trips out.

Social Action Project – Young Advisors NE Lincolnshire

The Young Advisors started a youth campaign in February 2012 to improve access and accessibility to public transport. As a result of their campaign, Stagecoach agreed to introduce a cheaper ‘Holidayrider’ for young people as a trial in the school holidays, and bus usage in the area increased by 60%. The campaign has been a huge success and continues to this day, enabling thousands of young people and families to access positive activities.

Helen Marshall, Chief Executive of Ambition commented: “Volunteering is a fantastic way for young people to gain transferable skills and life experience, making a positive difference not only to themselves but also to their local community. All of our winners should feel very proud of their achievements and I’m delighted that we could celebrate with them.”

All winners received a cash prize. Levi will attend Ambition’s prestigious 90th anniversary Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace on 7 July 2015 to receive his award from HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

The Duke of Gloucester’s Volunteer Awards launched in January 2015 to celebrate the 90thanniversary of Ambition. Prince Richard, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, has been Ambition’s president since 1974 following in the footsteps of his father, Prince Henry, who became President of the charity in 1926.


SoundCloud

Here you can listen to music recorded by 2 of Harps.  Follows 2 of Harps on SoundCloud and be the first to know when new music is released!

https://soundcloud.com/2ofharps/albums

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