By Madeleine Attwood-Jones

Pearl of Africa Child Care charity’s very own choir have made the long journey from Uganda to make a musical bang, armed with their African drums.

St. Christopher’s C.E High School in Accrington are inviting the community in tomorrow (Thursday), as they host one of the stops on the choir’s tour.

The school’s year 11 class selected Pearl of Africa to accept all the money they fundraise throughout this academic year in a bid to support the charity’s efforts.

Their performance tomorrow evening will go to help the non-profit organisation run their six schools, nine children’s homes, a farm school and a medical clinic that provide education, shelter, food and healthcare to orphaned and destitute children in districts of Uganda.

The choir is comprised of talented singers, musicians, dancers, drummers and composers from the age of seven years and upwards. Members are specially selected out of hundreds of children from Molly and Paul Foundation schools across the Ugandan area.

The tough selection process is based on both their talent and commitment to their academic studies. Children selected for the choir train hard every evening after school and are then given the unforgettable opportunity to visit England between September and December each year.

You can expect a lively, colourful and wholesome performance from the group when they hit the stage at 7pm in the school’s main hall. Tickets are £4 and available from or on the door.

All proceeds will go directly to support the charity’s efforts in Africa. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate you can visit the website at or text ‘care38 £2’ to 70070 to give £2.