Sing in season at carols night

A GLOBAL charity will benefit from Tamworth getting in the festive spirit and carolling the night away at Bicentennial Park next Saturday.

Compassion is the charity of choice for Carols in the Park this year.

The charity was chosen because it looks after children around the world who have been orphaned and care for their physical needs, as well as encouraging them and setting them up with life skills.

Compassion also lobbies governments to increase their support of those in need.

Tamworth Compassion representative Simon Massey will speak about the work the charity does internationally.

For musical entertainment, the event will start at 6.30pm when the Tamworth RSL Brass Band will play, followed by the Tamworth Pipe Band and then the carols will begin about 7.30pm.

The Gerrys from Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music will also play and guest artist will be Melbourne Christian performer Nicky Chiswell, who will sing a few originals and lead the crowd in the carols.

Families can enjoy a barbecue dinner and refreshments while they join with the community to sing in the Christmas season.

“It’s a great event to bring the family to,” one of the organisers, Rod Chiswell, said.

“It’s a way to remember the celebration of Christmas and that Jesus has come to bring us back into friendship with God.”

There will be candles, glow sticks and song sheets available on the night and the Salvation Army and Lions Club are catering for the event and helping with fundraising.

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