LOCAL TO YOU
Local to you
In November, Citizens Advice ran a musical evening in Grantham to increase its local fundraising. Research and Campaigns volunteer Vonnie Townsend, put her skills as a classical musician, and her network of musical colleagues together, to organise a concert at the ballroom in the Grantham Guildhall, to raise funds for Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire. Titled “Musical All Sorts", the concert included a varied mix of jazz, plus popular and classical music to appeal to all tastes. Groups involved included Tetravox, jazz quintet The Sharp Five, featuring Becca Mahoney, and Grantham U3A Ukulele Group. Vonnie herself included a prelude and Waltz from Shostakovich. Tom Simmonds, of Simmonds Music Shop in Grantham, generously sponsored the cost of the venue, so around £300 was raised towards the local Citizens Advice operation.
Last year, Citizens Advice in South Lincs dealt with 13992 enquiries, helping clients to gain £2.42m in unclaimed benefits, and manage £10.37 million in debt. The organisation constantly seeks to widen sources of income through fundraising efforts, and thanks everyone in the Grantham area who supported the concert.