The Maltings was alive with the Sound of Music!

June 26, 2015 Back to news index

On Friday 19th June Treloar’s hosted The Sound of Music Singalong at the Alton Maltings Centre. It was a fantastic night which raised much needed funds for the young disabled students at Treloar’s.

With a dress code of ‘your favourite things’ the evening welcomed a variety of singing nuns, goat herders, brown paper packages, whiskered kittens and girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes.

On arrival, guests were presented with a brown paper package tied up with string which contained an assortment of props they would later use for participation during the film. The eclectic mix of items included; ‘authentic’ edelweiss, a party popper, piece of curtain material, an Austrian flag and either a Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do.

Treloar’s Community and Events Fundraiser and compere for the evening, Laura Toop, welcomed guests and explained how and when to use their props during the film. In addition, she offered (and encouraged!) several sound effects guests could join in with should they wish to. Such as, hissing the Baroness and rawfing at Rolfe. The film then begun to roll and guests enjoyed watching the 50 year old classic up on the big screen in glorious technicolour whilst singing along to their favourites!

During the interval, the winner of the best dressed and the most enthusiastic singer was announced and the luxury raffle was drawn. Popcorn vendors went up and down the aisles offering sweet, salty or toffee treats. Guests also had the opportunity to enjoy Dylan’s Ice Cream straight from his van and at the bar the signature “Singalong Apple Strudel” cocktail proved extremely popular amongst guests.

As the evening drew to a close, many guests were making suggestions for what Treloar’s should show next. In the mix were murmurs of Mamma Mia alongside suggestions the 1950s classic Grease. So keep an eye out for our next upcoming event. And if you have any ideas please feel free to contact Laura on 0140 547447 or email

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone involved - whether a guest or volunteer - simply through attending, dressed in not the usual Friday night attire and singing with a bunch of strangers you have impacted and helped the 160 children and young people who are currently at Treloar’s have a brighter more independent future.

The Maltings was alive with the Sound of Music!