The Wimbledon & Merton Save the Children Volunteering branch are hosting a fun ‘Fiddles and Sax’ charity concert in Merton Park on Saturday 29 October, 2016 to raise essential, life-changing funds.
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 says “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.”
Proceeds from the concert will go towards Save the Children’s work in over 120 countries, such as helping children whose lives have been devastated by the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Where: St Mary’s Church in Merton Park
When: Saturday 29 October 2016
Cost: Local residents can purchase tickets on the door for £10.