Brue Valley Rotary Club Charity Concert King Arthur’s School, Wincanton
Why are we helping Bulgarian Orphans?
Bulgaria is the poorest country in the EU and their children’s homes are populated by both orphans and abandoned children who get very little care or education, resulting in most leaving at age 16 without much chance of getting a job. The boys often turn to crime and drugs and the girls to prostitution and are trafficked, or they have to resort to begging. Funds raised at this concert will be used by Brue Valley Rotary Club to help set up centres which will give these young adults a chance to obtain the life skills they need and to get a job once they leave the Homes.
Brue Valley Rotary Club are working with the Trussell Trust (an established charity in the field) and the Rotary Club of Sophia International to establish these centres. These centres are where orphans can be taught life skills, gain work experience and receive care and mentoring so that they can move into employment or further education so that they can escape what would otherwise be their fate.
We have chosen this as its international project because of the dire need and the fact that one of our members is Bulgarian, so has contacts, speaks the language and understands the culture. King Arthur’s School, Wincanton has kindly provided the venue for our fund-raising Concert to help the project. The event, sponsored by Old Mill accountants and financial planners and Rochford Garden Machinery, will feature performances by The Wincanton Choral Society, the Bruton Recorder Consort and performers from the school, all of whom are generously giving their time to support this international cause
The concert will provide a lively evening of some of the favourite pieces of the performers, providing a range of music and song. Wine and nibbles will ensure a sociable and enjoyable evening for all.
Tickets are £10 each and can be obtained from http://www.netaticket.co.uk, King Arthur’s School, the Bruton Recorder Consort, the Wincanton Choral Society, Redfearns Cafe and Bistro in Wincanton, Church Bridge Stores in Bruton and Bailey Hill Bookshop in Castle Cary. or contact Andrew Davies on 07968 380101.
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