choirs raise over £500 for In Charley's Memory
of two Burnham-On-Sea choirs have handed over a cheque for over
£500 to a town charity this week following a fundraising concert.
by Candlelight Carol Concert held last Saturday at St Andrew's Church
raised £522 for Burnham charity 'In Charley's Memory'.
choirs, 'Burnham On Song' and 'Burnham Youth Choir', sang their
hearts out to a packed church in front of an audience of around
200 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress.
was one of both my choir's best performances ever," said the
groups' leader Siobhan Johnson. "The entire church came to
life at the very end with the 12 days of Christmas."
added: "Daisy Mae Marks - Charley's sister - was the highlight
of the evening as she very bravely sang 'You Raise Me Up' during
the candlelight remembrance."
is the second year we have organised a Christmas Carol Concert in
aid of the charity and we very much look forward to performing at
again next year."
charity is named after Burnham teenager Charley Marks, 18, who took
his own life in September 2014. The group was set up using his name
to support young people and those affected by mental health.
choirs also held a successful summer concert earlier in the year
when £223 was raised for Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue.
Daisy Mae Marks and Jo Burridge-Clayton of In Charley's Memory with
Siobhan Johnson and the Mayor and Mayoress