Cho­rus raises voice in sup­port

Wanneroo Times - - NEWS -

BURNS Beach-based In­dian Blue Cho­rus cel­e­brated its fifth an­niver­sary with a char­ity drive.

The School Packs Project group puts to­gether school sta­tionery packs for chil­dren who are liv­ing in refuges be­cause of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

In­dian Blue Cho­rus has se­lected a new char­ity to sup­port on its an­niver­sary over the past five years.

Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents have in­cluded the Pa­tri­cia Giles Cen­tre and Grand­par­ents Rais­ing Grand­chil­dren WA.

“As In­dian Blue Cho­rus ap­proached its fifth birth­day, we wanted to fo­cus on an or­gan­i­sa­tion to en­com­pass the needs of all schoolaged chil­dren,” team co­or­di­na­tor He­len Bolton said.

“The Perth mums – Fiona and Pam – be­hind the School Packs Project are as­pir­ing to put to­gether 500 sta­tionery packs for the hun­dreds of chil­dren in WA fam­ily refuges es­cap­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“Our dona­tion kick­started the 2018 cam­paign, with more than 10 per cent of com­pleted school packs for both pri­mary and se­condary school­child­ren be­ing gifted.”

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can also sup­port the School Packs Project by do­nat­ing new sta­tionery items dur­ing Septem­ber at the Dun­craig, Joon­dalup, Whit­ford and Wood­vale li­braries.

The In­dian Blue Cho­rus al­ways wel­comes new mem­bers, with sev­eral up­com­ing com­mu­nity events in­clud­ing a fes­tive tour to lo­cal com­mu­nity cen­tres, re­tire­ment vil­lages, aged­care fa­cil­i­ties and shop­ping cen­tres on De­cem­ber 1.

Weekly re­hearsals will start Oc­to­ber 23 and are ev­ery Tues­day from 7.15pm at Bram­ston Park Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Visit www. in­di­an­blue­cho­rus.info.

In­dia Blue Cho­rus mem­bers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the School Packs Project and Pa­tri­cia Giles Cen­tre.

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