Caring youngsters organise musical fundraising event

Collyer's students performing at the concert. Picture by Clare Woods
Collyer's students performing at the concert. Picture by Clare Woods

Collyer’s students have raised £105 for the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Trust by running a charity concert.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several areas of the brain. This can result in problems with movement, balance and autonomic functions of the body.

The event was planned by college second year students Nori Hung and Delyth Simons. A stunningly brilliant evening featured students performing musical compositions ranging from Claude-Michel Schönberg to Ed Sheeran!

Business teacher Clare Woods, who helps run the College Council, said: “The performances were incredible and certainly comprised an eclectic range of music. The audience gave generously and thoroughly enjoyed listening to our gifted performers. They are all stars – it’s as simple as that!”

Throughout the evening students, family, friends, teachers and the Horsham community were treated to performances from Thea Elvin, Anna Holmes, Beth Adams, Max Higdon; Nori Hung, Delyth Simons and George Dodd. In addition, the college choir also featured: Lizzie Britton, Bethan Thomson, Jenny Taylor; Emily Tiez, Clare Packham, Becca Pusey; Orla Ridpath, Ali Carter, Estella Shaw, Henry Purcer; Ed Jeffrey, Oliver Whorwood, Oliver Sharp and Louise Tumperley.

Assistant Principal, Melanie Russell, was delighted: “The reviews have been excellent and the money raised goes to an extremely good cause of the students’ choice, so well done to all of our talented performers.”

Vice Principal, Steve Nicholls was thrilled: “Well done to Nori, Delyth, Clare and the Student Council for putting this superb charitable event together!”

Other stars on the night included Matt Buckland and George Dodd, who provided outstanding technical support. Clare Woods added: “I’m enormously proud of the students’ performances and the fact that they got this thing off the ground. Nori Hung and Delyth Simons deserve particular credit. What talented and caring young people our students are!”