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Young choir plays charity concert

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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A CHURCH in Ashbourne is organising a concert to help raise funds for an international charity appeal.

Young Ashbourne Singers (YAS) will be performing a “YAS Factor” concert, with the theme of water, to help raise funds for Christian Aid’s water projects.

YAS is a small choir for local young people who enjoy singing, and has been running since 2008 under the umbrella and support of the much loved adult choir Ashbourne Singers.

YAS perform a wide range of music including pop, musicals, folk songs, classical and jazz.

The concert will take place at 7pm on Saturday, March 15 at Ashbourne Methodist Church and is organised in conjunction with Ashbourne’s One World Group.

Spokesman for the organisers, Stuart Green, said: “The concert will have a watery theme to link to the charitable cause which will benefit from the event.

“All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Christian Aid for use in its water projects, providing clean water and sanitation to communities around the world.

“Ashbourne Churches Together One World Group has been raising funds for Christian Aid’s water projects for 30 years.

“Since 1974, the group has raised over £45,000 for Christian Aid.

“Ashbourne One World Group is a part of Ashbourne Churches Together.

“The One World Group runs events to raise awareness of world development issues as well as raising funds for charity projects.

“Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

“It works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality.

“Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

“It will be a fantastic night out and we look forwarded to welcoming everyone to the church on Saturday.”

Tickets cost £5 (under 18s free) are available from Natural Choice on St John Street or by calling 01335 300338.

Further information on Christian Aid is available online at www.christianaid.org.uk

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