Venue: The King’s Arms Pavilion:
The event on Tuesday 7th December was held in the Kings Arms Pavilion.
The SongBirds – 7th December’s surprise performers!
The SongBirds are a female trio who sing with piano and/or guitar accompaniment, backing tracks or a cappella. Their varied repertoire encompasses many genres from pop to opera. The group was formed in 2014 and has since performed on many occasions, including annual fund-raising events for Mencap in Ringwood and a wide variety of private events.
The SongBirds performance was in aid of the Christchurch Food Bank. In the beautifully decorated Kings Arms Pavilion by the castle the ladies sang a diverse range of pieces from their Christmas repertoire, a mixture of well-known and jolly numbers interspersed with more moving and poignant songs.
Highlights of the event
The Charity supported by this event was Christchurch Foodbank Plus – impeccable organisation by Tracy Blick – manager. Sarah Lyon – manager of Foodbank gave a speech about the support to the families in need over Christmas.
They received the cheque from Steve Beaumont of TC FilerKnapper – sponsor of the evening.
Performers were The SongBirds trio – absolutely charming and enjoyable.
There was great hospitality from the team Kings Arms – Colette, Catherine and Simona who provided mulled wine, chestnuts & mince pies.
CLAC now has its fan club – people who attend nearly every evening and enthusiastically support the project.
Cheque presented to Christchurch Food Bank by the night’s sponsor TC Filer Knapper.
Representatives from the Christchurch Food Bank introducing the evening’s entertainment and explaining how the charity works.
Audience getting ready for the opening of the 7th window of the Living Advent Calendar in the Kings Arms Pavilion.
The team from the Kings Arms helped with refreshments for the evening.
Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:
The Food Bank Christchurch
Christchurch (UK) Food Bank provides 3 days worth of emergency food to individuals and families struggling or in crisis within our local community. CFB is a Christchurch Fellowship of Churches Initiative in partnership with Faithworks Wessex.
Thanks to the venue & refreshments provider:
The Kings Arms
Described by The Mail on Sunday as a “jewel on the Dorset coastline”, The Kings Arms boutique hotel offers a relaxed, gourmet stay in the heart of historic Christchurch.