School to back services with charity concert

PUBLISHED: 17:12 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 01:10 16 June 2010

COLYTON Grammar School is backing an entrant in an extraordinary marathon challenge.

COLYTON Grammar School is backing an entrant in an extraordinary marathon challenge.

The aim is to support Colyton man Geoff Woodward, who is running five marathons, over five days, and is hoping to raise £1,500 for Project 65.

This is an organisation which raises money for six armed forces charities, (including the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes) to help support wounded armed forces personnel.

Mr Woodward's son is serving in Afghanistan. In May this year, he will be taking part in the Forces March, and the school is hoping to match his fundraising target.

It will be hosting a charity concert, which is the last chance to hear many of the year 13 musicians perform.

There will also be a year 13 drama performance, and some songs from the school's musical hit last year, The Winter's Tale.

Tickets are on sale for the event on Friday, April 30, at 7.30pm, in the library at a cost of £5 for adults and £2 students and OAPs.

They can also be purchased from the pharmacy in Colyton. Please note, although it is expected that tickets will be available on the door, it is better to reserve them in advance, as the school is unable to admit more people than the safety regulations permit.

In addition to the concert programme, there will also be an exhibition of staff "talents", including photographs, craftwork and musical recordings. Some of these items will be on sale.

Two sixth form students have also been busy producing a charity DVD, Sweet Caroline, involving many Colyton students and staff. These will be on sale on the evening, along with Project 65 merchandise.

There will also be a huge raffle, with more than 50 prizes donated by local businesses.

If people are unable to attend the concert but wish to make a donation, or buy a raffle ticket, please contact the school on (01297) 552327.

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