Student choir sings for the blind in Christmas concert

Seaford College Choir sing for 4Sight in Shoreham SUS-140212-093647001
Seaford College Choir sing for 4Sight in Shoreham SUS-140212-093647001
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A CHOIR of students will be raising money for the blind in a Christmas-themed concert in Shoreham.

People will be treated to a musical feast by the Seaford College Chapel Choir.

The lunchtime concert is to be held at St Mary de Haura in Shoreham to raise vital funds for 4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the Blind).

The students from this renowned West Sussex school sing a range of material from the traditional to the more modern, including some audience participation.

Several talented musicians and soloists, add to the variety.

The lovely setting of the church contributes to the feel of Advent and the approach of Christmas.

Martin Pearson, 4SIGHT chief executive said: “Every penny raised goes to 4SIGHT as both the choir and church provide their services free.

“We are delighted that this excellent choir are coming to support us again, and we are very grateful to the school for giving their time, and to the parish team and to all those who support us.

“We rely on this active engagement from local people to help to support our local services for those who have lost their sight.”

All proceeds from the concert will go directly to 4SIGHT and enable the charity to continue its work in supporting blind and partially-sighted people throughout West Sussex, enabling them to remain active and maintain their independence.

4SIGHT’s team of staff and over 500 volunteers support 40 clubs, resource centres in Shoreham and Bognor Regis, home visits, exhibition days, low vision assessments, and the nurse-led Sight Care Advisor support in the eye clinics at Worthing and St Richards hospitals.

The annual running costs of the West Sussex charity for blind and partially-sighted people were over £400,000, with 80 per cent being raised from voluntary and corporate donations, grants, a charity shop and fundraising events like this.

Entry is £5 and includes tea or coffee and mince pies afterwards with the choir and the 4SIGHT team.

Buy them in advance or just come along, as tickets are also available on the door.

The event commences from 1pm on Monday, December 8.

Anyone who needs help with sight loss issues, or wants to become a member can phone 01273 454343 or 01243 828555.

For more details visit the charity’s website at www.4sight.org.uk