A CHOIR from a disadvantaged community in Africa will be performing in two charity concerts in the coming weeks.

The Singing Children of Africa will first perform at The Princes Hall in Clevedon from 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10). They will be joined by members of the Portishead-based Stepping Stones School of Dance.

On October 15, the group will join forces with a local choir, Generation Vibe, for a 3pm performance at Gordano School in Portishead.

All money raised will be donated to Educate The Kids, a charity that supports Jolaurabi School in Mombasa, Kenya.

The charity's website reads: "We believe that all children are entitled to an education, which can free them from poverty. We know
that with your help we can do more.

"Established 20 years ago, many children who started schooling with us are now adults, their success shows that a hand up was all that was needed.

"No deductions are made from the sponsors’ payments for administration. We have no paid officers and are very grateful for work done by volunteers, which help keep our costs low."

The charity events have been organised by local volunteers, headed up by Tanya Marriott, from SoleLution in Portishead High Street.

Along with her friends and family, Tanya has been supporting students of Jolaurabi School since her first visit in 2018, when she delivered new shoes which had been donated to her shop.

This won't be the choir's first visit to North Somerset. In 2018, they spent the day at Portishead schools before performing at a sell-out concert at Somerset Hall.

Since then, they have always tried to include Portishead in their schedule. Families from the town will offer them a place to stay for the week.

Tanya said: “The concerts are about bringing local communities here and the Jolaurabi School in Kenya together.

"All proceeds from the event will go to Educate the Kids, which provides the poorest children in the six villages the Jolaurabi School supports, the opportunity of a hand up through education rather than a hand out.”

Tickets for each event cost £10 for adults and £5 for children or £20 for a family ticket, available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/solelution or in store at SoleLution (cash only).