Charity swings into fundraising rhythm

The Lewis Smith band appeared at the RMA Tavern
The Lewis Smith band appeared at the RMA Tavern
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A MUSICAL event at the RMA Tavern raised money, awareness, and spirits for those living with special needs and their carers.

Giving their time for free, a line-up of five local acts and a presenter took the stage for the charity, Random Acts of Chaos.

Lauren Dine, the organizer of the event, works for the charity day service for young adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.

She said: ‘The day came and it was quite nerve-wracking, as only five tickets in advance were sold, so I had no idea who was coming.

‘I came a bit early with a group of lovely friends who gave their time to help me cook, set up and run the raffle. And it was almost as soon as the clock struck half-past-three that people started coming in.

‘We had our service users there, their parents, other families that we hadn’t even met before and just regular Joe Public. It was so nice to see, everyone was so relaxed and having lots of fun – that was one of the main goals achieved. Anything else was a bonus.’

The evening raised a grand total of £443.73, with presenter Aled Price live auctioning a painting, which brought in £75.

The money raised by the event was split for two charities, both close to Lauren’s heart; The World Animal Foundation and CPOC a charitable organisation that cares for poor and orphaned children in Cambodia.

The money going to CPOC will be used to create a home and livelihood for two young children called Lin and Long, who have now been reunited with their mother.

If you would like to know more about Chaos, or want to help out you can e-mail, laurend@chaossupport.co.uk

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