The Peeblesshire News – September 2014
Local Choir raises over £1000 for life-changing charity
As a result of InChorus’ continued fundraising, the choir was delighted to donate a cheque for £1,000 to Changing Faces, a small charity which supports and represents people who have conditions or injuries which affect their appearance.
The cheque was received by ten year old Angus Blacklock who has had much to do with the charity in his short life. Born with just one ear, a condition known as microtia, he has had many operations, and just recently had an ear constructed. Dad, Robin, spoke emotionally about the enormous support his family has received from Changing Faces.
As well as being involved in large charity events, InChorus also collects for charities nominated by choir members who have a particular one close to their hearts. In this case alto, Alison Wilkinson, who works with Robin Blacklock, and knew of the charity’s great work, nominated Changing Faces. The money was raised at all kinds of events in Peebles and Edinburgh.
Angus wanted to hear InChorus sing, and the choir, which had been totally enchanted by their young guest, was happy to oblige with some of their repertoire.
Musical Director, Aly Skidmore, said,
“It’s at times like this that we remember what’s at the heart of InChorus – music, entertainment and supporting people. Changing Faces is a particularly meaningful charity to be involved with. To witness the way in which Angus and his family have benefitted, spurs us on to keep entertaining and to keep helping.”
Aly concluded, “The star of the evening was, undoubtedly, young Angus. He delighted and inspired us all and we wish him well in the future.”
To find out more about Changing Faces look online at www.changingfaces.org.uk