Record attendance at Tea Concert
Last Sunday Charlbury Refugee Action Group beat its own record for audience figures when about 140 people came to hear the 'Fretwork' consort of viols give a captivating recital in aid of refugees in the Memorial Hall. As a result, about £1555 is going to the charity Help Refugees to support their work across Europe. (The photo shows volunteers cooking hot meals for refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.)
The musicians who play at these concerts do not charge a fee, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity and goodwill. Thank you too to all the people who manage these concerts, including putting chairs and tables out, baking cakes and washing up hundreds of cups and saucers!
CRAG has also been able to send just under £300 for aid work in refugee camps in Lebanon, after a Da'weh it held in Witney to bring together the refugee families now living there with some of the people from Witney and Charlbury who continue to do so much to help them. About 80 people shared food, music, poetry and conversation.