Virtual Choir makes desperate plea to Chancellor for parity on support schemes to help rebuild the economy

A powerful 4 minute video of over 100 people singing a parody of, ‘One Day More’ (from Les Miserables) has been released this week by members of ExcludedUK’s Facebook community group.

The arrangement is the work of Kate Cameron and Melody Schroeder, both members of the ExcludedUK community, a non-profit organisation set up to represent the estimated 3 million people who have been excluded from any meaningful financial support from the government throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Kate, who is a music and singing teacher based in Glasgow, and Melody, an actress and scriptwriter from London, have never met in person, but have been working closely over the summer, putting together the choir, which consists of over 100 other members of the ExcludedUK community, with ages ranging from 18 to 70, some who have never sung publicly before.

Kate worked on the musical arrangement and Melody re-wrote the lyrics to ‘One Day More’, from the hit stage musical, Les Miserables, focusing on the themes of power, dreams and the fighting spirit of the people. The video was brought to life with the help of other ExcludedUK members, David Lawrence (Musical Director), Steve Woods (Video Editor), Tom Smith and Ross Cameron (Sound Engineers),

The arts have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, with many performers – singers, musicians, dancers, actors, as well as curators, producers and technicians struggling financially after seeing their work literally dry up overnight.

Kate said, “The ExcludedUK community has been a saviour to me and putting this song and video together has given me a focus and a reason to get up in the morning. It’s been an amazing experience.”

Melody agrees with Kate, “I was really struggling with my mental health too, and I am so grateful that I met Kate through the Facebook group and I’m so inspired by all the amazing people in the ExcludedUK choir and proud of what we have created.”

It is hoped that this video and message in the song will further highlight the plight of the 3 million UK taxpayers who have been excluded from government support during the coronavirus crisis.

For more info:
maria@excludeduk.org / press@excludeduk.org

Notes to Editors:
ExcludedUK is a volunteer-run grassroots non-profit organisation committed to working towards bringing an end to the exclusions in the Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures affecting 3 million individuals and businesses excluded through no fault of their own.

About ExcludedUK:

ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.

As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded. Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.

an inclusive alliance for the excluded:
creating a collective platform for those excluded from UK government Covid-19 support

Anneka Hicks

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Varo 300 released: improved SAP eform capability and powerful support for Fiori App migration.

LONDON – 08 February 2020 – SAP partner Arch announced today the latest release of their Varo solution.

About Arch
Arch is a market-leading provider of SAP usability software, and has been delivering solutions to enhance the SAP user experience since 1996.

Arch specialises in delivering SAP Fiori and HTML solutions to provide our customers with the best SAP UX.
Find out more about our current Roadmap:


About Varo
Varo is a multi-channel SAP e-forms system built using 100% SAP technology and SAP Certified for S/4 HANA. It enables process automation, drive significant cost efficiencies and deliver better data quality.

Varo provides the framework for the development and management of custom form-based processes, using HTML forms as the default user interface. Varo also supports PDF forms and Excel forms, enabling multi-channel and off-line processes as well as SAP Fiori based front-ends using the Arch Stelo Add-On which extends Varo allowing existing user to leverage SAP’s new UX.

About Varo 300
Varo 300 includes over 50 updates and enhancements including:
• The Varo Form Manager portal is now the recommend portal for end-users. Based on the SAP UI5 framework it provides a rich user experience as a standalone portal or when integrated with the SAP Enterprise Portal.

• With over a decade in productive use and millions of forms processes seamlessly with SAP Varo has been comprehensively optimized and this has continued in the latest release with a number of performance improvements including:

o Changes to static table buffering settings that will further loweroverhead and database queries.
o The removal of unnecessary ADS renders for PDF forms in the Wizard at design time and in the Forms Posting Engine backend during posting of data to the target SAP environment.
o Significant improvements to various reports that affect end-user performance in the Portal Inbox as well as backend maintenance done via batch job.

• New features and integration with Arch’s Stelo Fiori Solution Accelerator to improve the development and maintenance process of Fiori apps.
• Technical enhancements included a range of improvements to log reporting for runtime reporting, spooling and posting.
• Find the full Varo 300 release notes on our support wiki:
o http://support.arch-global.com/default.asp?W829

Head of Innovation Mohammed Jafferali, Head of Innovation at Arch commented: “Varo 300 is a heavily used, industrial strength e-forms capability for all SAP customers and we are always looking to enhance its functionality, even though it is a mature offering. This new release reinforces my belief that evolving customer needs will still drive innovation in Varo and I look forward to seeing it continue to develop in the coming years”.

Varo 300 is available to clients and new customers immediately.
Contact Arch
Henry Blythe
p:+44 (0)20 8987 0440

Find out more
Our products: https://www.arch-global/products/
Our roadmap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_kMKny6rlw
Varo, FLM and Stelo are trademarks of Arch.

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