Sharron's invite to young singers

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

Watoto Children's Choir

Watoto Children's Choir

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A WOMAN recovering from cancer was so inspired by a group of young singers, she has organised a charity concert with them.

Sharron Taylor

A WOMAN recovering from cancer was so inspired by a group of young singers, she has organised a charity concert with them.

Sharron Taylor has invited the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda to perform at Christ Church in Montpelier, Weston next month.

The 43-year-old Marconi Close resident first saw the choir performing in February 2009, when she was recovering from major breast cancer surgery.

Sharron says seeing the children, who have all lost either one or both of their parents to AIDS or other tragedies such as war, put her own circumstance into perspective.

The mother-of-two said: "These were kids who were so willing to just move on and say 'that happened to me, but now I am blessed in the place that I am.'

"The cancer journey can create quite a hold over your life. Sometimes you feel that you can't get past the 'c' word, because it is such a big thing and so unpredictable.

"The way these kids bounced back and expressed their love for life and love for God really stood out for me.

"Compared to these African kids, I have everything materially, a brilliant hospital a few minutes away and amazing family and friends."

The choir sing inspirational songs and perform dances to audiences across the world to raise money for Ugandan charity Watoto Child Care Ministries.

The music and multimedia presentation is a fusion of gospel and contemporary African style.

Most recently, the choir has performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, in the Houses of Parliament, at the White House in Washington DC.

They will be performing on February 2 at 7.30pm. Entry is free but audiences are encouraged to browse and buy CDs and videos of the choir as well as craftwork, jewellery, gifts and clothing.

For more details visit www.ccwsm.org.uk or call Sharron on 01934 424458.

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