FREE concerts are being held to help raise half a million pounds to fix a church tower and restore its clock back to working order.
The Holy Trinity Church, in West Street, Fareham, is holding a concert at 1pm on Tuesday, July 28 in aid of its High Time Appeal.
The appeal is raising money to restore the clock tower and to turn the church into a community space so that more people can benefit from its use.
It is currently more than halfway towards its £500,000 target after it received a huge boost of £214,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund earlier this year.
The concert will see Karen Taylor and friends from Surrey University perform a variety of hits.
Karen is a member of the congregation at Holy Trinity Church and is the choir director at the church.
She said that she has created these concerts to give people in Fareham town centre the chance to have a break, have a look around the church and enjoy some music.
Reverend Sally Davenport said that the fundraising was going well and the renovation work was on schedule.
She said a whole range of concerts and events have been put on to raise money for the appeal and she is encouraging people to support it.
She said: ‘We are really enjoying fundraising. The concerts and the events we are putting on have been very well received.
‘This particular concert is very lovely as it is being put on by music students from Surrey University.
‘Karen has been the choir director at the church for the last few months so it is really lovely that she is bringing some of her friends to get involved with the fundraising.
‘It is so good to see young people performing in such a professional way. It is mutually beneficial as we enjoy the concert and it gives them a chance to perform to a live audience. We love it.’
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