The Swing Birds Set to Get Christ Church Tapping to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse

Swindon will be hitting the high notes to raise money for Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service (SDASS) with the town’s favourite all-female big band, the Swing Birds, taking centre stage at Christ Church, Old Town, for the night.

Each year, The High Sheriff of Wiltshire hosts a charity concert on behalf of Rotary Swindon Cares, the fundraising arm of the Rotary Club of Swindon.  This year, High Sheriff Dr Olivia Chapple will be bringing women to the forefront, using the vibrant tunes and melodies from 16-piece Swing Birds to raise much needed funds to support women, men and children who are experiencing and fleeing from domestic abuse in Swindon.

Last year’s concert raised over £4,500 for SDASS; money that went to ensuring that 1 in 5 people in Swindon who experience domestic abuse can be supported through the charity’s range of community support, dedicated refuge service and through the telephone advice line that’s manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Nicky Alberry, Chair of SDASS and Rotary member responsible for organising the concert, said: “We’re delighted that the Swing Birds will be taking centre stage to help us raise much-needed funds and awareness of the ongoing issue of domestic abuse – as well as what to do if you, or someone you know, is currently experiencing this.

“Having the town’s biggest and best all-female big band is perfect for this night and it’s sure to be a wonderful evening of musical entertainment. From classic swing to contemporary hits, they’ll have everyone dancing in their seats and make a difference to hundreds of women, men and children in Swindon.”

The High Sheriff’s concert takes place on Saturday 1 June at Christ Church.  Tickets are £20 for the concert followed by a reception afterwards, or £10 to attend only the concert.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/wilts/christ-church/the-high-sheriff-of-wiltshire-and-rotary-swindon-cares-charity-concert-featuring-the-swing-birds .  Alternatively email [email protected] or contact the Christ Church Parish office.

If you need advice for yourself or a friend relating to Domestic Abuse, call the confidential 24/7 Helpline, which is always answered by an Advisor, on 01793 610610.

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