And no, I don’t mean the weather, although on this Bank Holiday as I write it is indeed remarkably sunny. How will we contain ourselves…

No, I’m talking about the amazing fundraising concert we’re holding on Saturday 18th September at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Ormskirk! Starting at a family friendly half six, the evening promises to be a fantastic mix of music, an incredible charity raffle and auction, delicious buffet and funky disco, all for the bargain price of sick squid a ticket. As if that was not enough, there will be a summer hat competition, so dig out your sun visors and sombreros- there’ll be a prize for the best! All the money raised is going to a fantastic cause- split between Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey Hospitals.

The idea for this particular fundraiser came from Elsie Galt, one of the members of the choir, whose son Kian regularly attends the feeding clinic at Great Ormond Street. Kian has been attending the Panda day centre to help with his fear of eating since October last year. The team there are specialists; there are other feeding teams nationally but Great Ormond Street is one of the only places to offer the weaning programme Kian needed. Kian’s fear of food developed after difficulties in his early childhood, but once the team started working with him he began to progress rapidly, and his whole family were delighted when he managed to join them eating Christmas dinner, albeit pureed! Elsie wanted to show her gratitude to the team that had got them this far, and to support other families with similar problems to access the services, by helping with rail fares, accommodation and so on, so she thought perhaps the choir could help.

This event has been made possible by an amazing Grassroots grant from the Community Foundation for Lancashire, for which we are incredibly grateful.

So, bring your cheque books or spare change, and come and join us for a fantastic end of summer celebration!

Tickets £6, £4 for children, available from Jan Charnock on 07752877489, or request them via our facebook site here!

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