Trust Links, the local mental health charity for Southend, Castle Point and Rochford, were overjoyed to receive £900 in funds raised by The Orpheus Singers at the “Our Favourites” concert on the 1st February.
The Orpheus Singers are an all-female choir based in Hadleigh, with 120-plus members between the ages of 25 and 85. On Saturday the 1st February, The Orpheus Singers held their “Our Favourites” concert at Hadleigh Salvation Army Temple, where the audience were served tea, coffee and cakes as they enjoyed the performance. Choir members chose their favourite songs from the group’s repertoire and their Musical Director, David Clark, assembled an eclectic mix from those favourites. The audience were treated to a light-hearted performance of the Orpheus Singers’ best hits, as well as solos and witty readings from some performers.
The “Our Favourites” concert was put on to raise funds for Trust Links, the Mayor of Castle Point’s Cllr Colin Riley’s Charity of the Year for 2020. Trust Links support more than 1,500 people a year across South East Essex to manage their mental health and look after their wellbeing. Trust Links operates four Growing Together sites in Westcliff, Rochford, Shoeburyness and Thundersley, where members can access mental health support and a friendly community. With one life lost every month in Southend due to suicide, it has never been more crucial that people can access the mental health support they need.
Marion Orchard, The Orpheus Singers’ Concert Manager, said: “We all had great fun, and the audience were most appreciative. And being able to donate the grand sum of £900 to such a worthwhile local charity was the icing on the cake!”
“Thank you to all our audience for your support in helping us raise this incredible amount for a most worthwhile local charity.”Donate to Trust Links