Garden party concert for charity

Vivace! is a small choir which had already organised many concerts supporting local and national charities
Vivace! is a small choir which had already organised many concerts supporting local and national charities

SINGERS are raising their voices in Shoreham to support homeless people.

Vivace! choir is holding a charity garden party concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Kings Walk, Shoreham Beach, on Saturday, June 13, at 7.30pm.

The proceeds will be donated to Worthing Churches Homeless Projects and church funds.

Event organiser Fiona West said Vivace! was a small choir, based in Ditchling, which had already organised many concerts supporting local and national charities.

She added: “I chose ‘Worthing Churches Homeless Projects as the beneficiary of my concert because it is a local charity that provides an excellent service for our community.

“It is a cause which is supported by the Church of the Good Shepherd and I am very much looking forward to hearing more about the work which they do when a representative comes to talk to us before the concert.”

Over the last year, Worthing Churches Homeless Projects has helped 1,447 men and women in the area with anything from telephone support, providing a hot breakfast or staying at one their hostels.

On average, the charity sees around 20 people every morning at its St Clare’s Day Centre in Worthing, and the same amount of people in the breakfast club it runs in Littlehampton.

Community fundraiser Abi Harley said: “Worthing Churches Homeless Projects are thrilled that Vivace! are holding this concert jointly in aid of us and the church funds.

“We really could not continue doing the work we do without the generosity of community groups, churches, individuals, etc. We are extremely grateful.”

Every night, the charity has 58 people in its accommodation projects.

It highlights homelessness as a growing issue, having seen an increase of 20 per cent of people using its facilities over the last year.

Tickets for the Vivace! garden party are on sale at Bookworms of Shoreham, 4 High Street, Shoreham, and Artistic and Framers Gallery, 20A East Street. Alternatively, telephone Fiona West on 01273 933922, or Bob and Angela on 01903 755007 to book.