Musical money raising in Leicester

In mid March various acts from the Leicester East deanery came together at Sacred Heart Church Hall in support of CAFOD.

Holy Cross Gospel Choir

Holy Cross Gospel Choir

Around 80 people were entertained by a great line-up of acts including ‘Danny, Brendan & Amanda’, ‘Holy Cross Gospel Choir’, ‘The Iliffe Acoustic’, ‘St Mary’s Folk Group’, ‘St Paul’s Girls’, and ‘Holy Cross Folk/Pop Group’. With professional performances by contributors from across the age range, the audience enjoyed a wide range of musical entertainment from gospel to folk and pop. The evening ended with an ‘Open Mike’ session where various solo performers performed their ‘party pieces’.

The evening was a great success and raised just over £570 from tickets sales, donations and a raffle. There are already calls for a repeat occasion in the not too distant future!

Danny, Brendan and Amanda

Danny, Brendan and Amanda

Brendan Johnson, Parish Volunteer at St Mary’s and St John Bosco, said:
“It’s always a pleasure to be involved with and organise such an event. The performers seem to enjoy the challenge of performing whilst raising money for a very worthwhile cause. The spectators enjoyed a night out whilst listening to some good music, having a chat, a drink and something to eat. The response and support was fantastic, a very humbling experience.”

CAFOD’s thanks go to Brendan, additional CAFOD Volunteers Anne Goodwin and Georgia White, MC Alan Wilson, Sacred Heart church community, the performers and all those who attended.

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