Concert for domestic abuse charity

A charity concert featuring the Norwich Community Choir takes place on Friday, March 15.

Head over to St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich for a concert filled with happiness and laughter and raise money for a good cause.

The Norwich Community Choir and friends are hosting a charity concert in aid of Leeway Domestic Abuse Services. They will be joined by The Mad Dogs and other musical friends from the community.

Doors open at 7pm and refreshments will be available during the interval.

The event will help raise funds for Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services across Norfolk & Suffolk. Entry is £6 and £5 for concessions.

Emily Nudd, marketing and sustainability officer for Leeway, said: “1.2million women in the UK experience domestic abuse every year. We had 9,000 cases alone in Norfolk and Suffolk last year.

“We offer a range of community services giving individuals an opportunity to talk about anything that is on their mind. Without such events taking place, awareness and funds for our services will diminish, resulting in thousands of vulnerable people in Norfolk and Suffolk with no place to turn.”

Over the last few years the choir has donated considerable sums to charity by singing their hearts out around Norwich. The choir was formed to promote, through singing, a sense of wellbeing and a feeling of belonging to the community. It began in November 2008, started by Meg Turpin who has lived and worked as a teacher in the area for over 20 years.

Meg said: “We all know that singing makes us feel happy and now doctors tell us that there are great benefits to physical and emotional health. So come along on Friday 15th and join in the fun – we guarantee you will go home smiling!”

All the proceeds raised from ticket sales and the raffle will be donated to Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services. There are limited tickets available for the event which can be purchased by emailing k.bage@leewaynwa.org.uk or calling 07775-334958.

Further information regarding Leeway’s services can be found at www.leewaysupport.org.uk or by calling 08452-412171.