Talented musicians showcased their skills at a special set of charity concerts in Buntingford.
Local singers and musicians, both amateur and professional, took to the stage at Buntingford’s St. Peter’s and St. Richard’s churches over the weekend of 30th June and 1st July as part of the ‘Celebration of Music’ to raise money for two Cambridgeshire charities.
The CELEBOM concerts raised a total of £2,000, which will be split between The Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, and HoverAid, a humanitarian charity based in Cambridge.
The concerts in Buntingford were supported by various local businesses, including Fairview New Homes, the developer currently building homes at The Village development, off London Road.
Di Bowtell and Jan James, CELEBOM’s organisers, said: “It was wonderful to see the people who turned out to support their fellow Buntingford residents as they put on a collection of thoroughly entertaining musical performances.
“Our chosen charities both do amazing work in their respective fields and we are delighted to have raised such a substantial sum of money for them. Part of the University of Cambridge, The Barker Lab works towards finding solutions to alleviate and repair brain damage with a special interest in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, while HoverAid use hovercraft to deliver medical aid, education and assistance to isolated communities in Madagascar.
“We know both charities will be thrilled with the money we have been able to raise for them, and we would like to thank all of the local businesses who supported the event and helped to make it such a success.”
Two concerts were held on Saturday 30th June at St. Peter’s Church which included performances from The Third Age Ukes, The Mustard Seed Singers, Braughing Sing and a variety of solo singers, while the event came to a close the following day with an organ recital at St. Richard’s Church.
Jeremy Gee, Main Board Director for Fairview, said: “The Celebration of Music concerts were part of a great community event to showcase local talent in Buntingford.
“We were only too happy to support the event and two incredibly worthy charities in the process.”