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Sellout event raises more than £2,000 for Dacorum charity

 Published on: 31st December 2013   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Nearly £2,500 was raised for disadvantaged children at a concert in Boxmoor last month. The sell-out event, for Dacorum-based charity Hope for Children, featured over 100 performers, either singing or playing instruments and raised £2,464.60 for the charity’s work in the UK. The concert featured a programme of songs and performances from local talents Light Touch, Joseph Beadle, Dacorum Music School recorder group, Joyful Noise and Lime Walk School Choir. The evening also included a duet from the two latter groups. HOPE Events and Volunteer Manager, Rachel Simkin said, “I would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible and such a fantastic success. We are so very lucky to have so many talented performers who cannot and will not be forgotten. “I am also extremely thankful to Sarah Moreton for coordinating the concert as she has done for so many years now. The evening was enjoyed by so many as everyone left with a smile on their face; this is the real reason why such events continue to be so important to our locally founded charity.” HOPE Chief Executive, Simon Jackman added: “£2,464.60 is a staggering sum to be made from our Christmas Concert, and it’s a testament to the local community who have continued to support our work since we were founded in 1994. “Our UK Small Grants Programme aims to assist children and families in Dacorum and beyond who have fallen through the gaps of the large support organisations – a number that has increased considerably since the beginning of the recession. We work closely with the relevant authorities, such as social workers, GPs and probation officers to identify those in need of our support.” To learn more about our UK Small Grants Programme and how you can help please visit:

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