Durrington High School

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Students raise money for Safe in Sussex with charity music concert

Durrington High School are delighted to have raised £384.04 for the charity Safe in Sussex (formally Worthing Womans Aid) by holding a music concert.  The concert was the idea of Sofia Hole, Kyrah Albert and Lynnard Tracey, who, having learnt about the work of Safe in Sussex during their social and moral education lessons, decided they wanted to do something to help.

The three students are all GCSE music students and decided to combine their talents in order to raise much needed funds. After their suggestion, the music and SME departments worked collaboratively to host a KS4 music concert. They charged an entry fee and also asked for donations on the night in order to raise money. The concert was a great success and featured performances from the school choir, an a cappella group, the chamber choir and original compositions from year 10 and 11 students. It was a fantastic night enjoyed by all, and made all the more successful by the funds raised.

Amy Dove, Head of SME, said ‘it was fantastic to see our students want to help after learning about the amazing work Safe in Sussex do. To use their initiative to combine their music skills with their passion for helping a worthy cause was inspiring.’

The students proudly presented the cheque to Louise Gisby from Safe in Sussex last week. Louise commented, ‘the concert was brilliant and everyone enjoyed attending. It was fantastic to see such wonderful talent put to such a good use. The funds raised will enable us to provide our vital services to break the cycle of domestic abuse and help ensure we are able to continue our work in schools, educating young people about safe, healthy relationships.’

For more information about Safe in Sussex, visit http://www.safeinsussex.org/

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