Musical young people from all over the country will descend on Bedford at the weekend to play in a brass band concert in aid of the Zimbabwe Victims’ Support Fund.
The National Methodist Youth Brass Band will be bringing their cornets, horns, euphoniums and trombones to the Priory Methodist Church, in Newnham Avenue, Bedford, for the concert at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Congregation member Reverend David Winwood is chairman of the charity, which aims to help feed the poorest people living in Zimbabwe.
He said:“It will be brilliant. The variety and quality of the music they play is just amazing plus they will share their sense of fun and faith.
“They are in great demand and have played all over the UK as well as many countries across the globe.”
Rev Winwood has been involved with the organisation for many years and has spent a great deal of time in Zimbabwe.
He added: “More than 80 per cent of the people in Zimbabwe have no jobs and therefore no money to buy food.
“The money raised at this concert will help the Zimbabwe Victims Support Fund volunteers to take food to the poorest people in the country where flooding destroyed the crops of hundreds of families, to schools to ensure that children get one meal in the day, to street children, to the hospice movement and to a feeding scheme in Bulawayo. The costs are rising and thousands are desperate.”
The concert is part of a series of events planned for the next 12 months at the church to raise funds for the charity.
These will include a beetle drive, pub quiz, singing workshop and concerts. A different project is chosen each year to raise money for various deserving causes.
Tickets for the concert are £5 and are available from Priory Methodist Church office on 01234 353523.