Frances Taylor, left, and Isabelle Jones from Save The Children Nelson are hoping for a big audience at their annual fundraising concert next week. Photo: Kate Russell.

Concert to help save the children


A local charity is hoping to raise some “much needed” funds to help children in need at their annual concert next week.

Save the Children are bringing the prizewinning Ferio Saxophone Quartet from London to the All Saints Church on Wednesday, 15 November, at 7:30pm.

The show has been made possible by the The Royal Overseas League London, who pays all the expenses to get the quartet to their destination – it is just up to local charities to organise it and find local sponsors to provide the running costs.

It is the fifth consecutive year for the popular fundraiser, and concert convenor Frances Taylor says they have now built up a strong support network of attendees.

“We usually raise around $5,000 – and that is pure profit to Save the Children.”

Money raised this year will go to Fiji to help children and their families replant their gardens after the devastating Cyclone Winston, as well as helping to teach children what to do in an emergency. Some of the money will also go to Myanmar to support refugees.

Frances also says they have changed their venue this year, and are moving to All Saints Church on Vanguard St from Old St John’s.

“People can expect a very high standard of chamber music – and for me, I just want people to come and enjoy it.”

Tickets (including refreshments) are $30 for adults, $5 for students or $60 for families, and are available from the Theatre Royal, i-SITE, Richmond Mall, TicketDirect or Lemon Tree Lane in Stoke.

Nelson Weekly has a double pass to the concert up for grabs, just email your name and contact number to [email protected] by 5pm, Friday, 10 November.