15th September 2020

“Our devils broke rank, and out of the depths came an army…”

 

We have all been absolutely blown away by the incredible Dear Hearts online community, and the wonderful online fundraising event that they held to benefit Refugee Women Connect on the 13th September.

 

The Dear Hearts are an online community with members all over the world. Originally brought together as fans of the alt-folk band The Amazing Devil, they are now a wonderful community of friends united by creativity, kindness, and huge love for each other. We were over the moon when this brilliant group approached us to say they would like to support Refugee Women Connect.



 

The Dear Hearts Drive was an inspiring stream of performers and artists from the Dear Hearts community, sharing their hugely diverse range of talents. We heard music from some fantastic musicians and singers (everything from Chopin to covers of The Amazing Devil!), poetry and prose, love letters, and even saw some stunning art pieces take life before our eyes.

 

But the Dear Hearts didn’t stop there! We were delighted to see some fantastic unconventional acts too. The stream featured Dear Hearts sharing their collection of ‘rescue’ plants, live translations of lyrics into Old English, and even sock puppet comedy!



 

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everybody in the Dear Hearts community. In particular, Elizabeth, Emily, Coco, Ozzy, and Hope, who worked so incredibly hard bringing this wonderful event together, all the performers and artists who shared their amazing talents, and everybody in the audience who donated or shared the stream to support the event. We are so overwhelmed with the love and generosity in this remarkable community.



 

We’d also like to thank Joey and Madeleine from The Amazing Devil, who surprised everyone by offering a private Zoom performance of song for the person who donated the most to the Dear Hearts Drive.

 

If you missed it, you can still watch a recording of the Dear Hearts Drive here, and donate to their fundraising page here.