A concert to mark Hope for Children’s 20th anniversary has raked in more than £1,300 for the Hemel Hempstead-based charity.
The organisation, which was set up in 1994 by Warners End resident Dr Bob Parsons, provides on the ground support in countries affected by natural disasters and conflict, as well as in the UK. It has directly helped more than 70,000 children in the last year alone.
The concert at St John’s Church in Boxmoor – which featured performances from the Kings Langley Community Choir and borough-based vocal group Just A Capella – celebrated the charity’s achievements over its two decades in existence.
Hope events and volunteer manager Rachel Simkin said: ”Our summer concert was a wonderful event and a fantastic way to start Hope’s celebrations in our
“We are extremely thankful to both choirs for kindly offering to perform in support of HOPE at St Johns Church, Boxmoor.”
Refreshments were also provided by Norbiton Fine Cheese Company which donated a selection of cheeses and helped keep the charity’s running costs low for the event.
The money raised will go towards Hope for Children’s UK Small Grants Programme, which aims to assist children and families in Dacorum and beyond who have fallen through the gaps of the large support organisations – a number that has increased considerably since the beginning of the recession.