Gig will raise cash for Great Ormond Street
December 01, 2010
On Saturday, talented youngsters will team up to perform a special fundraising concert.
Head to The Ivory Lounge in The Oracle Riverside and you can catch members of Chants community group perform a selection of live rock, indie, ballads, African jazz fusion, reggae and rhythm n blues.
The night, called Avatars, promises to be a T4-styled up close and personal event all in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, a charity chosen by members of the group.
The event has been organised by Anthony Charles, who also founded Chants.
“It has been a life-changing experience for the team participating,” he says.
“Many of them have been with us from the beginning highlighting social and community issues as teenagers.
“Now they are mature adults returning to inspire and encourage others as well as dedicate their time.”
And Charles adds that the event really is a community effort.
“We have also had volunteers assist us on this project from Reed Insurance and Websense Internet Security and, even though many people involved are from different cultural, geographical and social backgrounds – not to mention age groups – the team have worked great together.
“It makes me feel proud to dedicate my time voluntarily to projects like this.”
As well as performances by members of Chants, the group will be joined by local bands and accomplished recording artists, all ready to show off their dancing, musical and performance skills.
“Everyone is very excited, as this is the first time we have put on an event totally funded and supported by local businesses and the direct community,” he adds.
- Ticket prices for the event start at £5. For more details, and information about Chants, log on to www.mi-media.co.uk, or call Charles on (0118) 958 0019.