Monday, 23 October 2017

Choir Festival raises £1,300 for Nomad

A CHEQUE for more than £1,300 has been presented to Henley youth and community project Nomad

A CHEQUE for more than £1,300 has been presented to Henley youth and community project Nomad.

The money was raised at the annual Henley Choir Festival in January.

The festival, now in its seventh year, involved about 120 singing groups who performed in front of an audience of 175 people at St Mary’s Church in Hart Street. Former Henley mayor Elizabeth Hodgkin, who organised the event with David Butler, director of music at All Saints’ Church in Rotherfield Peppard, said: “We are very lucky to have an organisation like Nomad in Henley because lots of people don’t realise their difficulties and problems.

“I have a personal connection with Nomad and over the years we’ve raised money for various charities both nationally and locally. This year we chose a local one.”

The money will go towards the charity’s adult learning programme.

Sue Prior, Nomad’s project manager, said: “We are very grateful for this donation and find it very encouraging when local groups support us.”

Next year’s choir festival will be held on Saturday, January 28.



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