Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Hull Musical Society Fund-Raising


A group of Hull musicians have tuned in to charity in a bid to support vulnerable children across the city. The Hull Musical Society (formerly The Hull Amateur Operatic Society) recently raised £368 at a musical show based on the life and work of Dr Thomas Barnardo, founder of the national children's charity.

Pictured above, presenting the cheque to Douglas Green (Manager of the Barnardo'sHull 348 Project) are, L-R: Ann Jackson (Treasurer), Gill Barker (Musical Director) and Helen Davison (Publicity Officer).

The society performed "The Likes Of Us", written in 1965 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice, at the Floral Hall in Hornsea, and the Middleton Hall, University of Hull. Money raised from the five sell-out performances was donated to Barnardo's Hull 348 service earlier this week at Sutton Methodist Church Hall, where Hull Musical Society rehearse. The money will be used to support vulnerable children and their families who are referred to the service.

The Likes Of Us tells the story of Dr. Thomas Barnardo from his arrival in London to the setting up of his first children's refuge at The Elephant & Castle, a popular gin palace until purchased by Barnardo for his rather more altruistic purposes.

The show was a financial success for the Society and as such they are very pleased to donate the funds raised to such an apposite cause.

Doug Green, manager of Hull 348, said: "We are very grateful to Hull Musical Society and all the people who attended their performances for their generosity. Kind donations like this help to make sure that we can carry on supporting vulnerable children and young people across the city."

Hull Musical Society was founded in 1897 as The Hull Amateur Operatic Society. They have regularly produced musical shows annually throughout this time and are committed to ensuring that each production is of a high standard.

Membership is open to anyone with an ability to sing in tune, but to maintain the current professional standard, each new member must audition prior to joining. Rehearsals are weekly, on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Sutton Methodist Church Hall, Church Street, Sutton.

Their next concert will be held at St James Church in Sutton on April 16th, for which rehearsals are well under way. For more details about the society or any of our concerts, please contact our Secretary, Peter Martin, on 01482 701267.

Barnardo's Yorkshire works with more than 14,000 children, young people and their families in over 40 specialised projects in communities across the region.

We believe in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.

Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around.But we cannot do it without your help. Visit Barnardos to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.


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