Strings Spring into Action for Trust

Eastbourne charity concert for the Children's Respite Trust is held by Sussex Strings in Willindon

Sussex Strings, a group formed of local musicians who want to play some of the vast repertoire of string music, put on a charity concert at Trinity Church in Willingdon recently to raise funds for the Children’s Respite Trust.

Spring Serenade

The concert included music by Boyce, Tchaikovsky and Barber, but the highlight was the lively performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ Violin concerto performed by Simon Smith. Many of the musicians and friends of the group baked cakes. In doing so helped towards the grand total raised of over £400.

The grand total raised was one of the highest totals that Sussex Strings has ever raised. They hold two charity concerts a year and this is the third time they have chosen Children’s Respite Trust. Certainly, the total raised will make a big difference for the Trust’s work for disabled children across the county.

Mr Smith said of the group: “All the members of Sussex Strings share a love for making music, and it is fantastic that our passion enables us to raise money for worthy causes.”

More Information

To find out more about Sussex Strings and their future concerts visit

To find out about the Trust’s events visit