Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir Concert to Support Somercotes Girl Guides in Life Changing Experience of Visit to India


Somercotes Girl Guides

St. Thomas’s Church, Somercotes – Saturday 10 March 2018 7.00 p.m.

The 1st Somercotes Guides are travelling to Pune, India in August 2018 to visit the Indian World Centre of Guiding – Sangam. The Guides will be working in the local community on a ten day project before spending the remaining five days exploring India. This will provide an amazing cultural experience and a unique once in a lifetime opportunity for self-development by undertaking volunteering activities in the Pune community.

The Girl Guides already undertake community activities locally in Somercotes and within the local area, but this will provide the girls with opportunities to gain skills as global citizens and exposure to other cultures helping build multi-cultural understanding and considerably enhance their confidence and personal development.

The Guides have been fund raising for eighteen months for this ambitious project to ensure this is an inclusive experience for all 1st Somercotes Guides, irrespective of family economic circumstance. The guides have been working hard to reach this goal through sponsored events, bag packing, curry nights and stalls at local events with activities from tombola, face painting to maggot racing! However, this is a significant challenge and the Guides need all the help they can get from the local community to achieve their ambition.

Somercotes Guides believe that fund-raising should be fun and have asked the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir to support them. With sponsorship obtained through a Derbyshire County Council Leadership Community Grant, all proceeds received from the concert will go directly to the Girl Guides. The Girl Guides plan to take part in the concert by singing themselves and are engaged with the choir in arranging the concert which in itself is a learning experience.

Somercotes Guides would like to acknowledge the support of St. Thomas Church, Somercotes, Councillor Paul Smith and the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir.

Please come along and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and fun! Tickets have been priced at only £3.00 so that everyone can attend. A raffle will be available and rising collection for anyone wishing to make a donation.

It’s expected that the concert will prove very popular so please obtain your tickets early from Karen on behalf of the Guides (ring 01773 609289 ot text 07963 090559) or Malcolm Hill of the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir on (07706036946 or 01773 602743). Tickets not sold prior to the concert will be placed on general sale at the church on the evening of the concert, but you are advised to get your tickets early. 

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