Singing for meningitis

1st December 2018

A chorus of farmers and their wives will be raising the roof and raising money for meningitis at the same time at a Rotary Club concert in Carlisle next month

Farmer choir concert to fundraise for Meningitis Now

The Farmers and Farmers Wives Choir was originally created five years ago to take part in the 75th Anniversary Concert of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs – but has since sung at concerts all over Scotland.

Proceeds from the concert at The Sands Centre in Carlisle will go towards four charities - Meningitis Now, Eden Valley Hospice, MND and Macmillan Nurses. Meningitis Now was chosen by Rotary Club president Ian Watson, whose grandson contracted meningitis 16 years ago. 

Meningitis Now North West Community Fundraiser Elaine Close said the concert sounded like a great event, as well as a great way to raise money for some very important causes.

“The Farmers and Farmers Wives Choir sing a song called Carry Me Home, which carries a mental health awareness message,” she said.

“As we know, it is really common for meningitis to have a severe impact on mental health, including depression and anxiety."

“So, as well as the connection with meningitis through the president’s grandson, this seems like a very appropriate way to raise funds for the charity. "

“But on top of the money-raising element, it sounds like it will be a really enjoyable evening and a great way to lift your spirits whether you have been impacted by meningitis or not!”.

Tickets for the event on 27 January are £18, or an early-bird price of £15, and are available from The Sands Centre in Carlisle.

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