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Cowbridge Welsh Male Voice Choir to return to St Albans for Christian Relief Uganda fundraiser
The Cowbridge Welsh Male Voice Choir will return to St Albans for the fifth time next month to host a fundraising concert to raise money for a school in Uganda.
The concert will take place on Saturday, October 26, in aid of Christian Relief Uganda.
Mr Tyron on his visit to Uganda.
The concert has been organised by Jim Tyron of Carisbrooke Road, Chiswell Green after he was invited to join a group from the charity, to visit Maria’s Care orphanage, which is now a primary school in Kamuli, Uganda, back in 2004.
Two weeks after his first trip to Africa, Mr Tyron visited his daughter who lives in South Wales, where he met two members from the choir.
This is where the relationship began and the choir agreed to hold fundraising concerts.
The 89-year-old has since been heavily involved in charity work and has visited 11 times. Mr Tyron, who has lived in St Albans for 47 years, said the choir returning was "too good to be true".
He said: "The charity keeps me young. Christian Relief Uganda is not a very big charity and because it is supported mainly by volunteer workers and donations, the over heads are minimal.
We hope to raise as much money as possible during the concert.
"Over eight years we have raised more than £20,000 which is great, so we just hope to build on this."
In May 2005, the concert held in St Columba’s College attracted 400 guests and raised £4,500.
Three concerts later, the events have helped to raise more than £20,000 for the charity, which also funds widows in Uganda.
The concert, which also features St Albans soprano singer Lina Saavedra, will be held in St Columba’s College, King Harry Lane at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £10 each, or £36 for a group of four people. For more information contact Jim Tyron on 01727 873 690 or Jenny Hawkins on 01727 768 730 or Helen Beames on 01727 860 900.
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