Sandy Bear Bereavement Charity Event at St. David’s Cathedral

Thousands were raised at a fundraising choir held earlier this month at St David’s Cathedral, in aid of a children’s bereavement charity in Pembrokeshire .

Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity hosted the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at St David’s Cathedral for a fundraising event on Saturday May 7.

The event attracted over 400 people from inside and outside Pembrokeshire and was described as a ‘wonderful achievement’ for the charity.

Planning for the event had already started in 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, then was canceled twice due to restrictions.

The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the charity, as well as raise funds to support children and young people who have faced the death of a special person in their lives.

Overall, the concert raised £8,265.91 through ticket sales, raffle ticket sales and bucket collections.

Two talented young musicians, Rhys and Eliza, from Haverfordwest High School, delighted the audience during a solo section.

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Eliza (who has been playing the harp since the age of seven), performed Handel’s Harp Concerto in B-flat major.

Rhys, who will soon be joining the Welsh College of Music and Drama, performed Terry Camsey’s Life’s Pageant.

London Welsh Male Voice Choir at St David’s Cathedral

Hannah Underwood, Charity Coordinator at Sandy Bear, said: “I am delighted with how this event went and that I was able to finally make it a reality after two years of planning. Seeing people having fun was worth it.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the London Welsh Male Voice Choir, St David’s Cathedral and those who sponsored and donated to us – especially Valero who were our main sponsors for the evening. I hope to work with the choir again on a similar event someday in the future.

Les Leslie, Marketing Chairman of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir, added: “The choir was very honored to be invited to sing at St Davids Cathedral in aid of Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity.

“A wonderful opportunity to work with the dedicated team at Sandy Bear and with the extremely talented soloists Rhys and Eliza. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.”

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