Teens singing at charity fundraiser

The Fountain Centre is a charity which offers support, counselling, and complementary therapies for cancer patients with approximately 650 people using their services coming in every month.

They held their 6th annual charity fashion show last friday 4th April at the Mandolay Hotel in Guildford.

The ‘Teens4Teens’ singers had the honour of being asked by the organisers to perform at the event along with the ‘Voices’ choir from The Music Works in Milford.

The event was attended by 500 people and the atmosphere was electric and the most amazing evening I have been to in ages.  Everyone was so positive and supportive.

The models were all former patients aged between 20 to 86 who have had treatment for cancer and were supported on stage by hunky firemen and one fire woman.  The soundtrack was great and the audience applauding enthusiastically.

The Teens4Teens opened up the evening, with Lauren Jordan front lining singing “Make you feel my love”.  The choir was made of 9 singers aged from 9 to 15 who sang superbly with no mikes which I found so brave and inspiring.

After the intermission, Isabel Craig took to the stage and surprised everyone with her strong and beautiful voice getting a standing ovation and cheering which lifted the roof.

Then Robbie Cambell sang “Feeling good” from the CD, and boy did he work the crowd, a real Michael Buble in the making!

And finally the choir performed a beautiful rendition of “The climb”with three part harmonies.

All in all it was an emotional evening with tears and laughter and highlighted the power of teamwork.  It was amazing and the kids will not forget it.

The organisers kindly let us sell our Teens4Teens CD and in the interval the kids went around the room and sold the CDs and people came up to us spontaneously, and in the end we raised the incredible sum of £452!!

The total of the Teens4Teens CD fundraising is now £2888.  We were also able to give 5 CD’s to the younger models who were walking the carpet that night.

Our next wish is for all of us to go up to the Royal Marsden and actually perform for the teenage patients there.

Tone Tellefsen Hughes

 

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