Thousands raised during choir’s visit

The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir during a previous stay in Morpeth. Picture by Marilyn Smith.
The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir during a previous stay in Morpeth. Picture by Marilyn Smith.

Hundreds of residents across the North East have supported the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir vital fund-raising effort during this year’s tour of the region.

And the Morpeth branch of Pearl of Africa Child Care Ltd would like to thank everyone who generously donated at the performance of the choir in Morpeth Market Place on September 26.

Along with the craft sales, the total amount raised by the town was £720.27.

Overall, performances at 11 schools, three churches an two market places, appearances at the Junior Great North Run and Heighley Gate Garden Centre and sponsored activities by individuals over the course of the choir’s two-week visit has brought in more than £23,500.

The choir members are ambassadors for more than 2,000 similar orphaned and destitute children who attend the non-government Molly and Paul Childcare Foundation Schools in south west Uganda.

The funds raised will help improve the standard of education, healthcare and living standards in the area.