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Every penny donated to The Time to Shine Project goes a long way. We are a small charity with zero overheads, so all the money that we raise goes directly to help us work with people who would never have these opportunities without the generosity of our sponsors, funders and donors. If you have a little change and wish to make a one-off payment or a monthly commitment, please click the button below. Thank you.

Become a Friend of the Time to Shine Project


If you are interested in hearing more about the Time to Shine Project and the work that we do, why not become a friend of the charity today? It's free - just fill in the form below* and you will receive updates on our current and upcoming projects, as well as advance ticket sales for performances** as well as any other exciting developments for the charity.

* None of the information that you provide will be shared, passed on or sold to any third party at any time. You have the right to request that any information we hold about you is deleted from our records at any time. Please email with any queries or use the form on our Contact page.

** Please note that for safeguarding reasons some of our performances may not be open to the public.

We are thrilled to have the endorsement of the following international singers, all of whom have put their names to supporting the Time to Shine Project and may be able to provide their sympathetic and professional compere skills to some of our performances*.

Justine Balmer


"When Michael mentioned the Time to Shine Project to me recently, it immediately resonated with me deeply. Coming from a difficult home environment growing up, my main escape was into music and I have been lucky enough to make that my career. I would be honoured to champion the Time to Shine Project going forward. To give people the chance to discover themselves through music, and help with confidence through a supportive music project is something we should all be praising from the rooftops."


Justine is a soprano and classical crossover artist as well as a television presenter for QVC both in the UK and America.



Hilary O'Neil


"The Time to Shine Project" has success and achievement written all over it. Music has such a huge impact on people and the thought of this wonderful personable approach that they plan in their work has touched me deeply because I know that the results of this amazing charity's work and dedication will be incredible. Confidence is lacking in so many people. If we can give people a voice - literally - then we will have done our job. I absolutely back this charity and will do anything I can to be involved as and when I can...


Hilary is a comedienne, impressionist and singer best known for her roles in hit TV series Copy Cats and Acorn Antiques: The Musical.



Danielle L Thomas


To me, music is a beautiful escape from the daily stresses of life. Singing is a release and an amazing way to express how we are really feeling at that moment in time. Music is also a great way of meeting different people and making new friends. As a singer, I feel very lucky to have made some life long friends along the way, one special friend being Michael Grant. Michael spoke to me about The Time to Shine Project and I immediately wanted to show my support. What better way to create an opportunity for people to enjoy something they love but have never had the chance or confidence to do so before. I feel this is something very special and I am really looking forward to seeing the project progress. 'When words fail, music speaks' couldn't be more appropriate.


Danielle holds the title of Liverpool City Singer and is also the First Ambassador of North West Cancer Research.



* Please note that the appearance of our international singers is subject to their availability on the chosen performance date.

We are grateful to the following organisations for their generous donations towards our projects.

Hastings Lions Club


Rotary Club of Hastings

Police Property Act Fund




If you are a business organisation and would like to make a donation to sponsor a Time to Shine Project please contact us.


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