Generous donation brings music to Honiton Community Church

PUBLISHED: 11:46 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:29 17 September 2013

Joshua Cottingham recording some music.

Joshua Cottingham recording some music.


Recording studio is now set up for the Church’s youth groups.

A financial firm has gifted members of a youth club run by the Honiton Community Church the opportunity to record music for free.

The Vault, an after school drop-in group, and YP, a Friday night youth club, both meet on a weekly basis to socialise and enjoy various activities.

After noticing musical talents within the clubs, Sean Brown, who oversees them, looked into constructing a makeshift recording studio so the teenagers could record their own music without any financial pressure.

Shipman Financial Planning of Exeter provided the two groups with all of the equipment needed to make the studio.

Sean said: “One of the most popular activities the club provided was karaoke and I noticed some unique and fantastic vocal talent amongst the young people.

“However, most of these children are shy and understating when it comes to their talent and need an environment away from school and home in which they can be themselves and, more importantly, express themselves.

“Shipman Financial Planning has now provided us with that.”

A spokesperson for Shipman Financial Planning said: “We donated the equipment to The Community Church Honiton as we wanted to help the children develop their creativity and this equipment enables them to produce a finished CD of their music.

“It is wonderful to see how much enjoyment this is bringing them as well as having a copy of the first recording.”

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