IWA Chelmsford Branch Harp Concert Fundraiser

Issue date: 3rd Spetember 2013

At the beginning of August IWA Chelmsford Branch members had the opportunity to attend a light classical Harp Concert at the Maldon United Reform Church.
The concert was presented by Eileen Cannom and was performed by Kirsten Smith, a committee member of IWA Chelmsford Branch. This was the second concert presented by Eileen for IWA. Eileen lives in Heybridge and had been very impressed by IWA volunteer work along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. She hoped the donations taken at the door would help to buy equipment for the volunteers.
Before the performance Molly Beard, Chelmsford Branch Chairman, gave an informative talk about IWA, its aims and objectives, and the work of WRG and Essex Waterways volunteers. 
Kirsten delighted the audience, of about 65 people, with a variety of traditional and modern pieces, some accompanied by her beautiful singing.  Kirsten also took time to explain to the audience how she became interested in the harp and how it is played.
The event also provided an opportunity to display information about IWA and waterways. Refreshments of tea, coffee and cakes were also sold to raise funds.
The donations, including £100 from Jewel Motor Companyof Heybridge, who sponsored the event, came to £358.82.