Caroline Harding is one of five people who will run the London Marathon in aid of Weston Hospicecare this April. Since successfully securing a ballot place, Caroline has been fundraising by organising a variety of events.
A charity evening held in Wrington last month raised an incredible £6,000 for Caroline’s fundraising pot thanks mainly to an auction of promises.
Now, a gospel concert on Saturday 14th March will mark the last of Caroline’s fundraising events. Community choir Joyful Spirit will perform a repertoire of spirituals and popular modern songs to audiences in Christ Church, Montpelier.
Joyful Spirit was founded 10 years ago and has been staging gospel concerts in aid of local and national charities ever since. There are currently over 70 members singing in the choir led by Alison Cooper-White, Director of Music at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form.
Chris Brown, a member of Joyful Spirit and Caroline’s father commented: “My wife and I are really proud of Caroline whose idea it was to run the London Marathon. Since being selected she has visited the Hospice which inspired her to raise as much money as possible.”
“Her efforts have been supported by wonderful friends and together with the generosity of local people she has raised far more than originally expected.”
“I love singing with Joyful Spirit and as a choir we are proud to be supporting Caroline.”
Claire Dibben from Weston Hospicecare said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to support Caroline with her fundraising for the London Marathon. If she shows the same level of commitment to her training I am sure she will be whizzing over that finish line in a flash!”
If you would like tickets for the event contact Jane at Christ Church on or .