The Dan Eley Foundation’s belief is that all young people have unique potential which, if nurtured and developed, will enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
The benefit concert, has an exciting and varied programme and will include performances of Themes from How To Train Your Dragon and Jurassic Park, Highlights from Les Miserables, You Can’t Stop The Beat from Hairspray and a selection of Abba hits performed by the Concert Orchestra. Performances from the Jazz Band will include Beyond The Sea, Earth Song, Take Five and Son of A Preacherman. The Godalming College Singers will be performing Mack The Knife, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Total Eclipse of The Heart. As well as classical performances from our Chamber Choir, there will also be a vocal solo from Eyra Norman and a solo performance from Rosie Sutton who will be performing Schindler’s List accompanied by the Concert Orchestra. Frankie Gale and Elizabeth Knatt will be performing a lively clarinet duet and Elizabeth Baumberg (A2 Music student) will be directing a performance by her wind quintet.
Dan was a street child worker in Latin America before his broke his neck in 2010. He founded his charity in 2012 and to date it has trained over 180 young slum dwellers from Colombia in accountancy skills and helped find them employment.
But there are young people in crisis in our own backyard! They come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are not in employment, education or training. They are at risk of reaching the age of 18 with no educational qualifications at all.
Dan’s foundation works in partnership with Surrey Youth Support Services in a new initiative called Fresh Start. Money from last years Spring Benefit Concert has supported young people with small grants to buy equipment or services so that they can access training or work related activity. It has also funded food and equipment for young people to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, who wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
The students of Godalming College are hoping to have a sell out audience so that they can raise more money for young people their own age who are disadvantaged in the local area.
Tickets are available at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/godalmingcollegemusic
Spring Benefit Concert
United Church, Godalming