In 2009 Voice in the City released a cover of the John Farnham song “You’re the Voice” as part of an anti gun, knife & gang crime campaign, engaging over 6000 children in the Norris Green and Croxteth areas of Liverpool. The campaign was to challenge these communities to take a stand against such crime and aimed at bringing unity in the aftermath of the tragic shooting of Rhys Jones.The Choir and amazing Childrens performances took in Anfield,Goodison Park ,The Echo Arena, TUC National Conference and The House of Commons, performing to over 120,000 people,and raising nearly £5.000 for Rhys Jones Memorial Fund,Anthony Walker Foundation,Families Fighting For Justice and money towards Orphanage in Ghana and building a Water Well in Kenya.
Following on from it’s success Voice in the City proudly presents “Merseyside Unites”, a project that will unite all the boroughs in Merseyside through the power of song and Unity with the focus on addressing the social issues and injustices that blight our communities on Merseyside,that put our
children and youth at risk; issues such as racism, gun/ knife gang crime,Drugs and poverty. The project hopes to instil and impart community spirit, unity & strength and to Celebrate that we are proud of our City and Merseyside.
Following on from the resounding success of merseyside unites in 2013 we setup Merseyside unites charitable trust. We now carry out workshops including drama, music, choir, self development and creative writing into schools and communities on Merseyside. This includes Sefton, Wirral, Knowlsey, St Helens and other parts of merseyside.
“You can blow out a candle, but you can’t blow out the fire! Once the flames begin to catch, the wind will blow it higher.”Peter Gabriel