Friday, 17 May 2013

Family Talent Show in Selsey Parish for the Local Community

Lucy entertains on the keyboard
On Sunday 21st April St Wilfrid's Selsey opened its doors to welcome the local Community to their ‘Family Talent Show’ This was the first time such an event had been planned and so it was all a bit of an unknown quantity and it was unclear how many would support the enterprise.

After a tentative start in terms of ticket sales and the slow recruitment of local amateur entertainers the event gathered momentum in the week before the big day and a last minute decision to change the venue from the Church Hall to the Church itself proved to be absolutely correct as over 120 members of the Church and wider community attended to see 22 acts ranging in ages from 4 to 84 perform for all.

‘Fernando The Frog’, a Juggler, a Tuba player, a Ukulele trio, Keyboard players, Folk singers, Guitarists, Acapela singers all kept the enthusiastic audience entetained and rocking in the aisles, whilst refreshments including wonderful home-made cakes kept up the energy levels for all and swelled the coffers

A raffle raised extra funds bringing the total raised for Church maintenance for the day to £500.

A Church spokesperson said “the money raised was fantastic but was never the first priority for us; we wanted to reach out to the wider Community to demonstrate that St Wilfrids Church Selsey is alive and well and has great facilities for all ages to come along and enjoy the fun. We will certainly be doing it again next year and now we know what a Family Talent Show looks like we can improve on the ‘prototype’”

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