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Tuesday 24 October 2023

Local Choir Who Support Children In Brighton Area Beats Competition In Charity Sing-Off

A local fostering agency's choir was pitch perfect as it brought home first prize at an inter-agency singing competition, celebrating culture and diversity, as well as raising money for charity.

Hosted by Foster Care Associates (FCA) South East region which supports children in the Brighton area took part in the Big Sing Off at the Coventry Building Society Arena. 

The day brought together the foster care communities with their around the world theme to celebrate culture and diversity through music and fun-filled activities.

 As well as celebrating the fostering community, the event helped the fostering agency to raise more than £350 for a bleed kit - a specialist trauma kit to help bystanders of an injury stop life-threatening bleeding - in memory of a young person who had tragically lost their life to knife crime.

The winning choir, South East Diversity, performed against competition from nine other regional choirs, with Northern Ireland's "Emerald Melodies' taking second place and Welsh choir Cymru yn rockio am byth taking third place.

FCA South East registered manager and choir member Caroline Ellis from South East Diversity, said: 

"We all had such a fab time and everyone who performed on the day was incredible. I am so proud we brought home a trophy! 

"The children were on such a high the whole way home. Such special memories made."

Throughout the day attendees enjoyed a diverse range of activities, including face painting, magicians and balloon artists, henna artists, and a 360-degree photo booth. 

by: Mike Cobley




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