Charity 'Fiddles and Sax' Concert In Merton Park

Proceeds will go towards Save the Children's work

The Wimbledon & Merton Save the Children Volunteering branch is hosting a Fiddles and Sax concert in Merton Park to raise funds for the Save the Children charity.

The concert will take place at St Mary’s Church in Merton Park on Saturday October 29 at 7.30pm, tickets are £10.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards Save the Children’s work in more than 120 countries, such as helping children whose lives have been devastated by the ongoing crisis in Syria.

The concert which will include music from Celia Milner, a first violinist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra and nine students playing a range of classical pieces by Bach, Handel & Shostakovich. The Alfred & Salamanda Saxophone Quartet will play music from Renaissance to contemporary.

Chrys Chalk, Branch Chair of the fundraising group said: "We are delighted to be raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. Across the world, Save the Children are delivering life-saving aid; providing clean water, running vaccination programmes and helping to give children an education. I know the money we raise today really can make a difference.

"Our group have been raising funds for Save the Children for over 40 years. We really hope to raise lots of cash and hope the local community will come together to support us!"   

Rosie Lloyd, a spokesperson from Save the Children added: "This money will make such a difference to the world's most vulnerable children. Simple and inexpensive solutions help to save lives and it is local fundraising events like this that make Save the Children's essential work possible." 

October 21, 2016