'Water Music' raises £373 for African village
Despite the bitterly cold weather, warm-hearted Rotarians and their friends turned out in force for a unique 'Music on a Summer Evening' open air concert in the grounds of Moorfield School, Hazel Grove.
Its purpose was to raise funds to provide a filtration system in the tiny village of Kisuma in northeast Kenya, where at the moment the same communal water supply is used for washing drinking and feeding cattle. The money raised by the event – £373 – will mean that families living in the village will now have a safe water supply for the first time.
The evening started with an impressive display by Moorfield School's steel band, which soon had heels tapping and fingers drumming.
This was followed by The Overtones, an 18 strong group of lady singers whose extensive repertoire covered four decades of music going back to the 1950s.
The evening concluded a performance of well known songs by the Hazel Grove Male Voice Choir.
Raising funds to provide safe water for communities around the world is a major priority for Rotary this year. The audience was told how each year many hundreds of thousands of people, many of them children, die through disease, drought and starvation, and there is a growing urgency to find clean water supplies.
Hazel Grove Rotary Club meets at 6.45pm on Thursdays at the Deanwater Hotel, Woodford
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