Sea shanty group raises thousands for children's hospice

February 28 2019
Sea shanty group raises thousands for children's hospice

Thousands of pounds have been donated to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) following a successful sea shanty concert held in Portishead last month.

The Barnacle Buoys handed over a cheque for £2,300 to the charity’s area fundraiser when they performed at Portishead Methodist Church on February 9.

The money has been raised over the last eight months by selling CDs, bucket collections and performing at various gigs.

The local sea shanty group is now in its sixth year and has raised £10,997 for CHSW.

A spokesperson for the group said: “We love what we do, not only do we sing at local venues, but also around the country.      

"Of course, we could not survive without the support of folks out there, so we would like to say a big thank you to everyone and keep on supporting us.”