Sea shanties concert in aid of We Care charity

Mary RuddSea shanties, folk music and a light show are just some of the ingredients for what promises to be an excellent evening for the audience and for helping an important local charity.Mary Rudd

Sea shanties, folk music and a light show are just some of the ingredients for what promises to be an excellent evening for the audience and for helping an important local charity.

This special show, on Saturday October 24 (7.30pm), has been put together by The Old Wild Rovers and Dick Hardy, will be held at Salle Church to raise funds for the We Care Appeal which is closing the gap on reaching its �1m mark.

The programme is a diverse mix of songs from the sea as well as traditional and popular folk music which will be supported by

Norfolk's finest and funniest performers.

Special visual effects of a golden maritime age will bring the church alive on the evening and there will be a great light show performance outside.

There will be the chance to bid for a wonderful prize when they auction off a trip for 10 people on board the sailing barge, 'Juno', which will take its passengers along the beautiful north Norfolk coast for a day.

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There will also be a grand raffle to help raise funds for the charity.

There will be no admission charge but the audience will be invited to give generously to a retiring collection for the EDP We Care Appeal.

The aim of the appeal is to raise �1m to establish an enduring charitable trust, the Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers, which gives practical and financial support to carers in Norfolk.

This is very valuable work to help support carers who often have given up their own life to look after someone in their family. It can be isolating and lonely, so the work of the charity in supporting individuals and families can make a huge difference. It can provide a helping hand, some much-needed advice and often just someone to talk to who understands the commitment and demands of being a carer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Salle Church will seat 300 and if you would like to reserve a seat in advance, you will need to call 07876 218424. There will be plenty of standing room also.