‘Musical Cornucopia’ Gala Evening
On Sunday the 15th March 2015, The High Sheriff of Staffordshire opened her house to hold a ‘Musical Cornucopia’ Gala evening to raise donations and support for the High Sheriff Fund, which gives out grants to local, grassroots, community groups in Staffordshire. The fund makes a difference to the lives of others at a grass roots level & distributes grants to needy causes such as youth clubs, parent and toddler groups, social groups, arts groups, residents associations and lunch clubs. Without access to this funding, these groups may not be able to sustain, or continue their vital work, which transforms lives.
The event was ‘A Musical Cornucopia’ which consisted of a mélange of some of the best music from the top shows including The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and My Fair Lady, to name a few! The music was organised and put together by Director, performer & friend, Alistair Donkin, and included a selection of songs performed by a superb group of musicians who have toured all over the world. Alistair Donkin, Benjamin Cox, Louise Crane, Sarah Helsby Hughes, Nicholas Sales & Graham Stone who all performed on the evening. The evening included a drinks and canapé reception followed by dinner provided by Pear Tree Catering and Cheese from Staffordshire Organic Cheese.
‘During my year in Office as High Sheriff I have been raising funds (via the High Sheriff Fund) for small grassroots/ Community groups within Staffordshire. These groups are involved in some amazing work which often goes unnoticed. Walking the 90 miles of the Two Saints Way over the course of the year, and holding a wonderful musical gala, I hope to be able to raise as much as possible for Staffordshire’s unsung hero’s, whilst engaging in two of my greatest passions: walking and music’.
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