With the last concert raising nearly £1500 pounds towards the Red Cross Haiti appeal and with nearly 500 people in attendance the event proved a resounding success, despite it being put together in less than three weeks. The concert provided valuable funds that were used to buy emergency essentials for the people of Haiti and in light of the current natural disasters unfolding in Pakistan, China and Russia the upcoming concert will prove timely in helping those who are displaced by floods in those countries.
Dionne Shand, who runs vocal workshops for church choirs in the UK and is the main organiser of the concert said: ‘We had such kind, generous support and great feedback from the community after the last concert we just had to do another one again. But this time not only will we be raising funds for international aid but also for grass root projects that BRC support, especially in Bedfordshire.
We especially want to extend an invite to local acts from across Luton and Bedfordshire to get in touch if they want to take part’.
She adds: As a BRC volunteer and Christian, I am ever aware of the trauma people face because of poverty both in the UK and abroad so being able to help alleviate the affects, no matter how small, gives me personal satisfaction and the fact that our local British Red Cross are willing to support is a great boost because people know who they and the quality of work they have done for many years is evident.
The concert will take place on the 23rd of October and will be held St Marys Church in Central Luton.
Acts to be confirmed nearer the date. Tickets will be available in September.
If you are a choir, band, dance act, soloist or musician in Bedfordshire and you want to take part please contact Dionne on 07733 534 529 for more details.