Christmas tunes bank thousands for fund

A CHRISTMAS CD, DVD and concert project featuring hundreds of Suffolk schoolchildren has raised more than £22,000 for charity.Heaven2Earth was organised by a group of Christians from Felixstowe to celebrate Christmas and highlight the Make Poverty History campaign.

A CHRISTMAS CD, DVD and concert project featuring hundreds of Suffolk schoolchildren has raised more than £22,000 for charity.

Heaven2Earth was organised by a group of Christians from Felixstowe to celebrate Christmas and highlight the Make Poverty History campaign.

The 20-track CD was recorded by a group of musicians with help from 1,300 youngsters from 24 schools in Felixstowe, the Trimleys, Woodbridge area and Ipswich.

The children also performed the songs as part of a series of five special concerts - which also included video inserts, dance and drama - at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion theatre.

Publicity officer Andrew Thomas said everyone was thrilled with how the project had gone and it had raised more than £21,000 for the work of Christian aid agency Tearfund. He thanked everyone who had contributed, bought CDs and DVDs and supported the concerts.

“In addition, the children all appear to have had a fantastic time and the feedback from the schools has been incredibly positive since it has allowed children from all schools involved to join together and really make a difference,” he added.

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It is the fifth charity CD the group has made in the past 12 years, raising nearly £60,000 in total.

WEBLINK: www.heaven2earth.org

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