Cambridge Regional College students hold fundraising concert to support local homeless charity

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Students from Cambridge Regional College (CRC) have taken part in a gig at a local pub to raise money for a charity supporting homeless people in Cambridge.

The Music Performance students were given a choice of which charity to work with and chose Wintercomfort as they recognised the need to provide people living on the streets of Cambridge with food, clothing and most importantly company at a particularly emotional time of year.

The event took place at the Golden Hind pub on Kings Hedges Road on Tuesday 11 December and was supported by friends, family and passing trade. Although entry was free, guests were encouraged to donate 3 each to go directly to the charity.

Ben Pringle, Music Lecturer and Course Leader Music, Faculty of Creative Industries at CRC, said: "The evening was a great success and we raised 70 with more to come. The students organised the whole event, planning, promoting and playing, and enjoyed the whole experience."

Representatives from the charity were in attendance on the night and spoke to guests about the great work they were doing to support the homeless in Cambridge.

Simon Pickering, Fundraiser at Wintercomfort, said: "We are so pleased to have the support from CRC's Music students. We rely heavily on fundraising to raise income, making events like this one even more important to us. I would like to say a personal thanks to all the students and staff who organised the event."

In addition to the live musical performance, the students have also been recording some original songs, written on the theme of homelessness, using their fellow production students as recording engineers in the College studios. The CDs were on sale during the evening and the tracks will also be promoted on Social Media and released on the college record label, Morph Bandcamp - seach for 'CRC Winter Comfort Charity EP'.

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