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Ugandan choir on charity fundraising tour
12:22pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A CHOIR of children and young people from Uganda is to spend a week in North Yorkshire, raising funds for charity.
Pearl of Africa Choir will take part in workshops at schools and churches, including Ryedale School, Ampleforth College and Malton School. They will also busk in the stable courtyard at Castle Howard.
Andrew Moxon, head of performing arts at Ryedale School, said Pearl of Africa Child Care was a UK-based charity whose main activity was raising funds for seven schools and homes run by the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation – a Ugandan non-government organisation which provided education, food, shelter and healthcare to orphaned and destitute children in the Kampala and Masaka district.
He said: “The choir consists of 20 children, all selected from the orphanages and schools run by foundation, and they are between the age of 10 and 20.
“They are in the UK for 12 weeks, travelling the length of England, singing and leading workshops with a range of primary and secondary schools.”
He said the events in this area will start tomorrow (Thursday) at his school, when there would be a morning assembly performance to lower school and then workshops with pupils, followed by a public concert in the school hall at 7pm.
“For ticket information to this event, please phone 01439 771665 or email
email@example.com,” he said.
On Saturday, the choir will take part in a workshop at Ampleforth College, followed by busking at the Castle Howard courtyard at 2pm.
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