Last Friday (16 March) the South London Fellowship Band, under its conductor Major George Whittingham, presented a concert of music at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, West Wickham, in front of a packed audience.
Playing in the Band at the present time are two of our own Bandsmen, Doug Minter and Bev Hudson.
Bev tells us that the music was different this year from other occasions in that some secular musicals were featured, together with our own Take over bid and the evergreen March Mighty to save . Rev Roger Gadstone [a member of the horn section of the Band] presented the Bible message after which the evening was brought to a thoughtful and challenging end with the playing of Who walks with God from The Student Prince .
The other difference was that the leaders of this fine church generously allowed an appeal to be made in respect of Watershed, a Salvation Army Project that was launched in May 2006 at Roots , The Salvation Army s equivalent to Spring Harvest . The figure of £968 was raised and together with previous monies raised at Chatham Citadel Corps, the grand figure of £4110.30 has been raised for this fantastic project. This, in reality, means that 411 families living in Angola [West Africa] will now have access to clean water for the rest of their lives! What a terrific thought.
Sincere thanks to all concerned.
Chatham Citadel Corps wishes to add its own thanks to all who have supported the Watershed Project since its inception last year, in particular to Bev who has been the driving force behind the fund-raising efforts.