This advent I wanted to prepare for Christmas in a more meaningful way than just shopping for presents and putting up tinsel. We are all feeling the financial pinch and I know I am much more conscious of financial pressures at the moment so I wanted to make a conscious effort to try and help people who are far worse off than we are in our country even if only in a small way.

The piece of music I have chosen to learn is fabulously uplifting and its tumbling notes often remind me of trickles, raindrops and cascades of water. I hope there may be trickles of contributions coming in that might in turn become a bigger stream and that people will enjoy following this journey and, if they wish, come and listen to the performance.

Sarah Seymour