Evening of song for local causes

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Hadleigh Thrift Shop has sponsored an evening of song, with all money raised being donated to two community charities.

The event, featuring The Big Sing Gospel Choir, takes place at the United Reformed Church in Hadleigh on Saturday at 6pm.

The two beneficiary causes are the Rosa Simon Music Fund and Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance.

The idea came from councillor Mary Munson and Barbara Boyd, owner of the thrift shop, whose daughter is a singer with The Big Sing Gospel Choir.

Tracey Loynds, chairman of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, said she was delighted by the idea.

“Becoming a dementia-friendly community enhances all of our lives by improving awareness and understanding throughout the community,” she said.

The Rosa Simon Music Fund was created in memory of three-year-old Rosa who was killed in an accident outside her home last year. Donations are used to fund musical experiences for local children.

Her father Paul said: “Rosa absolutely adored music and anything which allows us to give other children the chance to learn an instrument or to sing is very much appreciated.”