Children of Africa begin tour of the Burnham-On-Sea area
choir of children from Africa has arrived to entertain audiences
in the Burnham-On-Sea area while fundraising for vital facilities
in their country.
'Singing Children of Africa' comprise of 23 children aged 8-13,
who are performing traditional songs and dance at 13 venues in
Burnham, Brean, Berrow and Bridgwater from June 26th until July
needy youngsters all come from poor backgrounds in a small village
north of Mombassa.
charity Educate The Kids has organised the visit to various areas
of the UK, including Somerset, the third trip here after earlier
tours in 2006 and 2008.
organisers Sue Stevens and Dorothy May, pictured right,
are overseeing the visit locally.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This will be a great opportunity
for the children that will give them the chance to see and do
things that they wouldn't at home. It is so wonderful for them
and great for local people and children to meet them."
has visited the youngsters at their school in Africa several times
over the years as part of her dedicated charity work.
have so little but will share so much. Hunger is paramount where
they live in Kenya and because of the terrorism situation they
are more desperate than ever."
aim to go out to see them three times a year, but it's so difficult
with the current terrorism threat. The Foreign Office said no
to our request to visit them in April but I did go in January."
added: "It's so wonderful to help them and to see them in
the surroundings. I know they are looking forward to visiting
us here in the Burnham area and will go home with a new confidence."
children will be singing at:
26th June Beachcomber Brean 8.00pm
27th June St Johns Church Highbridge 7.00pm
28th June St Mary's Church Berrow 10.30am
2nd July Farmer's Tavern Brean 7.30pm
4th July Sanders Garden World 10.15am & 2.00pm
4th July St Andrew's Church Burnham 7.00pm
5th July Methodist Church Burnham 6.00pm
6th July St Michaels Church Brent Knoll 7.00pm
7th July Beachcomber Brean 7.00pm
10th July RJ's unity Farm Brean 7.30pm
11th July Sanders Garden World 10.15am & 2.00pm
14th July St Mary's church Bridgwater 7.00pm