Burns Beach: Indian Blue Chorus celebrates fifth birthday with donation to School Packs Project

Indian Blue Chorus director Kali Caramia, Patricia Giles Centre child advocates Denise O’Neil and Emma Couzens, chorus director Bec Hewitt, School Packs Project co-ordinator Pam Robinson. Front: Chorus team co-ordinator Helen Bolton, marketing co-ordinator Lou Patchitt and School Packs Project co-ordinator Fiona McMullen.
Back: Indian Blue Chorus director Kali Caramia, Patricia Giles Centre child advocates Denise O’Neil and Emma Couzens and chorus director Bec Hewitt. Front: Chorus finance co-ordinator Morag Nelson, marketing co-ordinator Lou Patchitt and team co-ordinator Helen Bolton.
Indian Blue Chorus director Kali Caramia, Patricia Giles Centre child advocates Denise O’Neil and Emma Couzens, chorus director Bec Hewitt, School Packs Project co-ordinator Pam Robinson. Front: Chorus team co-ordinator Helen Bolton, marketing co-ordinator Lou Patchitt and School Packs Project co-ordinator Fiona McMullen. Back: Indian Blue Chorus director Kali Caramia, Patricia Giles Centre child advocates Denise O’Neil and Emma Couzens and chorus director Bec Hewitt. Front: Chorus finance co-ordinator Morag Nelson, marketing co-ordinator Lou Patchitt and team co-ordinator Helen Bolton.

BURNS Beach-based Indian Blue Chorus celebrated its fifth birthday with a charity drive.

The School Packs Project group puts together school stationery packs for children in need who are living in refuges because of domestic violence.

Over the past five years, Indian Blue Chorus has selected a charity to support on its birthday.

Previous recipients have included the Patricia Giles Centre and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren WA.

“As Indian Blue Chorus approached its fifth birthday, we wanted to focus on an organisation to encompass the needs of all school-aged children,” team co-ordinator Helen Bolton said.

“The Perth mums – Fiona and Pam – behind the School Packs Project are aspiring to put together 500 stationery packs for the hundreds of children in WA family refuges escaping domestic violence.

“Our donation kick-started the 2018 campaign, with more than 10 per cent of completed school packs for both primary and secondary school children being gifted.”

Members of the community can also support the School Packs Project by donating new stationery items during September at the Duncraig, Joondalup, Whitford and Woodvale libraries.

The Indian Blue Chorus always welcomes new members, with several upcoming community events including a festive tour to local community centres, retirement villages, aged care facilities and shopping centres on December 1, Carols by Candlelight at Bramston Park, Burns Beach on December 15 and performing at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk on December 18.

Weekly rehearsals will start October 23 and are every Tuesday from 7.15pm at Bramston Park Community Centre.

Visit www.indianbluechorus.info.