Voices raised together to help funds to fight Ebola in Africa

Calder Valley Voices
Calder Valley Voices

Three community choirs are putting on a Christmas concert of songs from around the World in Hebden Bridge tonight, Thursday, December 11.

All the proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in their fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Calder Valley Voices (CVV) is hosting the evening concert of diverse songs capturing the season’s spirit, supported by all-women group the Remingtons and seven-strong Corista.

The songs are alternatives to traditional carols that will certainly get the audience in the mood for Christmas.

The concert is open to the public and will be held at the Methodist Chapel opposite the Co-op supermarket in Hebden Bridge (7.30pm for 8pm start).

Tickets on the door are £6, £4 concessions, children free)and cake and hot drinks available at the interval.

Paul Forrest from CVV Committee said: “We’ve been working hard to make this a great Christmas Concert and our members were very keen to support the DEC in the work they are coordinating in Africa.

“We really hope we can raise a good sum from tickets to pass on to where it’s needed so badly.”

During the National Street Choirs Festival in Hebden Bridge in July, CVV managed to raise £2,700, to be shared between five local, national and international charities:

l CROWS - a group of volunteers involved in upkeep of rights of way in the Calder Valley

lLiving Well - a support organisation for Calderdale women dealing with cancer

l Todmorden Food Drop-in - a weekly, non-religious charity for people struggling to afford food in the Upper Calder Valley

lGorilla Organisation - supporting local communities and the gorillas that share their environment in central Africa

l NSPCC - national children’s charity

CVV always welcomes new members, so check them out at the concert and then join up in the new year if you’re interested – open to all, no audition.

The first session of the new term will be at 7.15pm on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Hebden Bridge Methodist Hall.

You can find out more information on the CVV website - http://www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk/join-us/ or contact the organisers on telephone 07745 470345 or email committee@caldervalleyvoices.org.uk