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Thursday, February 2, 2023
Members of the popular Tuesday Wells Good Afternoon Community Choir last Tuesday (January 31) celebrated raising almost £3,000 for their two chosen charities, Southwestern Ambulance Charity and Wells in Bloom, (last year) with their fundraising concerts.
Our picture shows Wells Good Afternoon Choir members with the Southwestern Ambulance Charity’s community responder vehicle. The purchase of a new car for the Wells area was a specific need and over £2,400 going towards that purchase.
Wells in Bloom also received support totalling £450.
The Wells community Good Afternoon Choir has over 60 members who meet every Tuesday at St Thomas’s Church in Wells from 2pm-4pm. Their conductor is Grenville Jones who started the no audition Choir five years ago. Everyone is welcome to go along and meet Grenville and the choir on a Tuesday afternoon.
Each year the members choose a new organisation to support and at last Tuesdays rehearsal Wells members have chosen PAPYRUS (Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide) to benefit from their 2023 fundraising events.
The charity PAPYRUS was originally founded in 1997 as the Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide. Founding members were parents who had lost children to suicide who wanted to make sure no other families went through the same agony and suicide remains the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35 in the UK and every year we lose up to 200 school children to suicide.
The charity supports communities on suicide prevention projects, supports a network of volunteers who have lived-experience of suicide and offer suicide prevention training to groups and individuals.
There are now 25 afternoon choirs from Gloucester to Cornwall including Chippenham/Calne and Warminster/Westbury. Over a 1000 people enjoy Singing in the Afternoon! Across the choirs last year over £22,000 was distributed to local organisations.