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Christmas Concert Raises Almost £800 for Seaham Day Centre

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Two primary schools in Murton have helped to put on an extra special Christmas concert to raise funds for the Seaham Day Centre.

Children from the choirs of St Joseph’s  Catholic Primary School (pictured above with Caroline Robinson) and The Ribbon School in Murton performed a round of carols at the annual Christmas concert in aid of the Seaham Day Centre. Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir also performed at the concert, and the choirs all came to together for a spontaneous group performance of ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.’ Local singer song writer, Ian Craggs also joined the festivities. He performed an original song called ‘A Hole in My Mind,’ written from the perspective of someone living with dementia. Ian is selling copies of his records and giving all the proceeds to local dementia charities in East Durham.

The concert raised £771.40 for the Seaham Day Centre that provides specialised day care support for people living with a diagnosis of dementia or memory problems who live in local area. Guests can meet their friends, socialise with staff, enjoy a hot meal and engage in tailored activities for their likes and needs.  Caroline Robinson, East Durham Day Services Coordinator said:

“We are once again very grateful to all of the children of St Joseph’s and the Ribbon School, as well as the Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir and Ian Craggs who give their time for free on an annual basis. The donations they raise go directly towards providing enriching activities for people living with dementia in and around Seaham. We would like to say a huge thank you everyone who participated in our concert, and all those people who regularly give their generous time and money to support our staff and guests in Seaham .”

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