Fundraising concert in Sidmouth for Kenya projects

Helen Schofield, the Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Officer with the young people who will be coming on the trip to Kenya at Easter.

Helen Schofield, the Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Officer with the young people who will be coming on the trip to Kenya at Easter.

Archant

A Sidmouth woman is hoping to raise funds to take part in charity projects in Kenya with a free concert in the parish church.

Angie Carney, who works at the Salvation Army headquarters, said she ‘leapt at the opportunity’ to take part in the mission after being asked by her boss Helen Schofield.

But before she goes at Easter she is trying to raise as much money to help projects in the African country, including a blind school and a children’s home for kids orphaned by AIDS.

She has organised a fundraising concert for Sunday, February 9, at 7.30pm, featuring a local Salvation Army Youth Band and the Sidmouth Gospel Choir at the parish church.

Angie, who organises the community Christmas lunch in Sidmouth with her husband so people don’t have to be by themselves, admitted it will be a ‘challenge’ given she has ever been to Kenya before.

“But I have been thinking about doing something like this for whole now, so it was great to be asked,” she added.

Mrs Carney will also be visiting a Salvation Army Church in the heart of a slum, adding: “I know it will be challenging but I thinks its important that as a Christian that I expose myself to a place like that, to see God at work where people have nothing.

For more information on the concert or how to sponsor Angie contact 01392 822103 or email angela.carney@salvationarmy.org.uk.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 07:00

Devon Freewheelers operates daily ‘hand-to-mouth’, never knowing where its next penny will come from.

Read more
Fri, 12:35
Exeter Crown Court.

An alleged professional criminal funded a jet-setting lifestyle by masterminding burglaries across Devon, including in Ottery St Mary and Beer, it was claimed at Exter Crown Court.

Read more
Fri, 11:23
The health watch has already seen success in several communities including Budleigh Salterton, Lympstone and Newton St Cyres.

A recent decision which saw Sidmouth miss out on the chance to trial a pioneering support scheme was down to a lack of necessity for the project - not a lack of interest.

Read more
Fri, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Read more
Thu, 11:17
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

Read more
Ottery St Mary Hospital entrance. Ref sho 7454-44-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Campaigners have accused health authorities of leaving a ‘veil of secrecy’ over discussions to determine the future of Ottery’s hospital - and are appealing for support.

Read more
Wed, 12:08
Angry Sidmouth residents gathered at Knowle Gardens in 2013 after having their application for a public footpath to run through the grounds rejected. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 5623-26-13AW

Walkers may still be able to enjoy a stroll through the ‘upper terraces’ area of Knowle, even if proposals to build a retirement community on the site go ahead as planned.

Read more
Wed, 11:44
Paul Johnston of The Old Post Office, Fairmile, is appealing to motorists to slow down. Ref sho 3361-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A resident who has been battling for two years for measures to stop speeding traffic on Ottery’s outskirts says lack of action could ‘cost a life’.

Read more
Wed, 09:53
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a news conference in London where he announced his party's plans for the public sector. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Millions of teachers, nurses, police officers and other public sector workers will be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans set out by Nick Clegg as he promised there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder