Organisers delighted with concert for Syria

February 28 2016

A sell out concert in Chipping Sodbury featuring one of the UK’s leading Jazz singers has raised £2,500 for the British Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal.

Clare Teal
A sell out concert in Chipping Sodbury featuring one of the UK’s leading Jazz singers has raised £2,500 for the British Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal.
Performing at the Town Hall in late January, Clare Teal and her Trio filled the venue for a third appearance in the town in as many years.
The Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury who organised the concert, have been working with local organisations raising funds for the crisis. A £3000 donation, together with a further £250 from a Coffee and Cake morning at the Baptist Church has brought the Rotary contribution to £5,750.
Clare, said she was happy to help the appeal:  “I was talking to my mum about it and she summed it up really well by saying if it was you you’d just want someone to help you. It’s that community thing – if you see the world as a community. These people, through no fault of their own, are in a really terrible state.”
Rotary president Reg Bleadon said: “We are delighted that Clare agreed to come back to Chipping Sodbury where she always receives a rapturous welcome. Her appearance has helped us raise a substantial amount to give to Syrian people living in appalling conditions in the refugee camps.”
Colleen Cleevely, operations director for the Red Cross in Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire said: “We’re extremely grateful to Clare and the Rotary club of Chipping Sodbury, as well as everyone else who is helping raise vital funds for our Syria Crisis Appeal. Nearly five years of conflict have brought the people of Syria to their knees and this money will help the Red Cross continue its work delivering food, medicine and blankets to people in desperate need.”