Exeter School in Concert for WaterAid!
The hardworking and talented pupils of Exeter School have raised an enormous £11,689.58 for the WaterAid Charity since 2001 and are now intending to boost that figure still further, with their fifth annual WaterAid charity concert. The concert will take place at 7.30 on Wednesday 17 May at St David’s Church, Exeter and has already earned a reputation for being a thoroughly magical night of music.
South West Water are one of the main sponsors for the event, along with a host of other companies, all of whom want to support the school in raising much needed funds to provide people in Tanzania with clean drinking water and basic sanitation for life.
Sue Alcock, South West Water’s Librarian and Regional WaterAid representative, said: “We are really grateful to Exeter School for their outstanding contribution to helping people in parts of the world much less fortunate than ourselves.”
The success of the concerts can be largely attributed to the outstanding contributions from the School’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. The concerts have been running since 2001, raising between £2,500 and £3,500, with the snowballing popularity of each event attracting larger audiences and more corporate sponsors every year.
Director of Music at Exeter School, Dr Simon Foxall, added: “We at Exeter School are very much looking forward to supporting WaterAid again. The work the charity does is of exceptional importance and the school pupils are proud to be raising money for this worthwhile organisation.
The children of Exeter School were inspired to help WaterAid because they can really identify with less fortunate children their own age. Just £15 donated to WaterAid, provides one person in the developing world with clean drinking water and sanitation for life. This means if the school can boost their total raised to £15,000, they will have helped improve the quality of life for 1,000 people in the third world.
Exeter School will continue to hold their hugely successful annual music concert every summer, using their creative talent to raise money and awareness for WaterAid.
Published: 12 May 2006
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