Concert of Hope

Following the successful organisation of the Concert of Hope in September 2016, a subsequent ‘Christmas Concert of Hope’ event was held during Christmas 2017 in the Sacred Heart Parish Church. The concert featured performances from “The Priests”, folk groups, local church soloists, local primary schools and reciters. The inclusion of Santa and Mrs Claus ensured that the event was also memorable for children. Despite the most awful weather conditions, many local residents attended. 

The concert was also used to highlight the plight of families impacted by suicide and to raise community spirit. A team of volunteers braved the elements to erect message boards outside the venue that featured messages of hope and joy. Local volunteers also prepared a unique gift bag for each person attending that signified care, compassion and hope, containing information on support services, a Christmas gift tag to encourage all present to do something special for a friend or neighbour and… a ROLO to share! The event was also used to raise awareness on the Care Zone project and its objectives.