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Mercy People - a choir for justice - performed their first full charity concert on Saturday 29th November at CCF. The successful event saw over 170 people present with a wide ranging performance of songs from the full choir and band to several solo performances.

Short presentations were made about the three charities that Mercy People support:

International Justice Mission, Bulabakulu Children’s Village, Uganda, The Home of Hope, India

We were delighted to welcome Hannah Flint, the IJM representative, to speak about the great work of the International Justice Mission in seeing people set free from slavery, criminals being brought to justice and victims being rehabilitated and supported. Michelle McKenzie spoke movingly about her experience of the Children’s Village in Uganda and the urgent need for £2,000 per month to fill the shortfall for food for the 200 children. Graham Hooke spoke about one little destitute Indian girl, Sharisha, who inspired the Home of Hope and another with cerebral palsy, Lucy, who is the latest child to be welcomed into the Home and is now receiving love and support.

Here are some photos of the event and the charities.

The event raised £660 to be split between the three charities and Margaret Fisher raised a further £150+ specifically for the Uganda Village on the night – and a brilliant total of £517 over three events in the last week or so.

Well done to Muriel Flynn for winning the “Guess where the Home of Hope is?” competition, pinning her pin closest to the true location on a Google Earth map of Bhongir.

Huge thanks to all who supported this event and we hope it is not too long before we can perform again.

If you would like to book the choir for a charity event in 2015 please contact Graham & Ruth Hooke on 01772 313438 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.