Association say thanks to musical fundraisers

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A CONCERT raised more than £1,000 to help buy a new minibus for an association for blind people.

The Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia held the performance in Portsmouth Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.

The sinfonia consists of around 30 recorder players, ranging from students to retired people, and is based in Havant.

The charity concert raised £1,099 for the Portsmouth Association for the Blind’s minibus appeal.

Paul Oakley-Cleife, fundraising manager, said: ‘We would like to say a massive thank you to the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia.

‘A lot of money was raised and all of the proceeds will be going to our minibus fund.’

The association, in Stubbington Avenue, North End, lost one of its two minibuses beacuse of an accident last year.

The buses are used to get members to and from the centre and to other locations.

In total the centre needs to raise £15,000 to buy a minibus and adapt it for users.