Local singing group, The BlueBelles, has released a Christmas carol video to help raise funds for the local charity, Hope and Homes for Children. The BlueBelles usually perform in the charity’s popular carol service held in Marlborough College Chapel. Last year the carol service raised nearly £7000 but, of course, this year it has been cancelled.
Organiser, Alison Netherclift, told Marlborough.news, “It has been a tough year for the Charity, supporting Children in different parts of the world during the pandemic. And like many Charities , fundraising has come to a halt.
One of the singing groups who perform at the concert each year, The BlueBelles, have produced a short video to remind people who come to the concert, and also to show others who may come in future years, what it is like during the event inside the chapel.”
The charity Hope and Homes for Children finds alternative, high quality, family based care for vulnerable children, who otherwise would be in orphanages. Their work is now recognized as best practice by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.
The charity develops family support services and establishes robust fostering and adoption networks. And it has a local connection.
Colonel Mark and Caroline Cook, who lived in West Stowell, near Marlborough, founded the charity after their experience of Bjelave orphanage, in Bosnia. The charity now works with children in Africa and Eastern Europe.
Alison commented, The Vale of Pewsey Hope and Homes Support Group wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Hope and Homes Carol Concert in December 2021.”
To read more about the work of Hope and Homes click here