Chatburn church music events help Hope for Justice

Mary Smith, from Hope for Justice, receiving the cheque from Canon Rodney Nicholson and events organiser Clive Greenwood
Mary Smith, from Hope for Justice, receiving the cheque from Canon Rodney Nicholson and events organiser Clive Greenwood

RECENT music events at Christ Church, Chatburn, have been successful in raising money for the charity Hope for Justice.

This charity campaigns against human trafficking of many kinds, including young girls being forced into prostitution. It takes action to rescue the victims and prosecute the perpetrators. This is a bigger problem than the more high-profile drugs issue.

Money raised from ticket sales and raffles at the latest two music events was split between the church and this charity, and resulted in an amount of £326 being donated to Hope for Justice.

Event organiser Clive Greenwood commented: “Christ Church Chatburn continues to generate social activity within the community, with a strong line-up of performances from national and regional stars.

“Following the recent concert by The Houghton Weavers, world renowned Besses o’ th’ Barn Brass Band will be performing The Last Night of the Chatburn Proms on September 21st. Future music events include an evening with baritone John Garrett, tenors The Three Scholars, soprano Grace O’Malley and The Nelson Civic Ladies Choir, and a concert by Nigel Ogden between his BBC programmes The Organist Entertains.

“Each event provides a great evening out of quality, and valuable proceeds towards charities such as East Lancashire Hospice and the Church Army.”

Further details on these concerts will appear in this newspaper.