Local charity to raise funds for Chernobyl children

EventsMarking 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Richmond-based charity the River Thames Boat Project is organising a special song and music recital. Funds raised by the recital will go towards a holiday on Richmond Venturer for children from Belarus who are still suffering the impact of the disaster.

You may have spotted their community barge moored at Teddington Lock during their ‘School on the River’ program. The Boat Project is working with together with local Teddington choir’s director Michael McLaughlin and with St Mary Magdalene Church in Paradise Road Richmond TW9 1TP who have offered to host the recital.

The recital also features soprano Christine Cunnold and pianist Christian Dawson who, with Michael, will be performing a selection of classical and popular pieces. The concert takes place at 8pm on 20th May.

To book tickets (£12.50 advance; £15 door, £10 concessions), or for further information about the holiday appeal, email ccp.concert@gmail.com or write to the River Thames Boat Project, 66 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1TW (tel: 020 8948 8690). Even if you cannot make the concert you can donate this cause (supported by HRH Prince Michael of Kent) online via their fund-raising page.

In addition, Richmond Venturer will take a special cruise downstream from Kingston to Richmond in the early evening and a pre-concert reception will be held on board.

Also a limited number of special all-inclusive packages are available including the cruise from Kingston, drinks reception and concert, or reception and concert. Please email ccp.concert@gmail.com for details.

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