Charity concert for Crescendo Rotary Choir

The Rotary Club of Worthing and the Crescendo Rotary Choir are to present a musical celebration entitled Ding Dong Merrily on High on Saturday, December 14.

Featuring the Worthing Salvation Army Band, the event will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel in Crescent Road, Worthing, starting at 7.30pm.

Rotarian John Brenton said: “We are giving all the proceeds to the internation charity BasicNeeds. It works, at present, in Africa and Asia and its purpose is to bring a lasting change to the lives of mentally ill people, as well as those suffering from epilepsy, not only inthose two continents, but around the world.

“Mental illness is a problem which is often ignored or not recognised, and this is especially the case in the poorest countries. Without outside help, desperately poor mentally ill people stand little hope of recovery.

“The charity also fights against abuse and stigma and it tackles poverty as well as mental illness.”

Mr Brenton said people could be assured of a very enjoyable evening at the concert.

“ The choir is, as far as we know, the only Rotary choir in the the UK – and possibly in Europe,” he added. “ It has a growing reputation for a good standard of singing and, as a big bonus, we are being supported by the excellent Worthing Salvation Army band, which will play some medleys and accompany the audience in several carols.”

Tickets cost £8.50 and early reservation is advised. They are available from members of the Rotary Club of Worthing and the Crescendo Choir or can be reserved by calling 01903 239230.

They will also be available on the door.

Further information is available by calling the above number and via email, to crescendo@ntlworld.com