Lympstone musician raises money for Kenyan children

A MUSIC student from Lympstone has been helping his college raise money for disadvantaged Kenyan children.

A MUSIC student from Lympstone has been helping his college raise money for disadvantaged Kenyan children.

Sixteen-year-old Sam Stainer, who studies at Exeter College, has been fundraising for the Kesho charity, which enables youngsters from the Kalifi region of Kenya to go to school.

Sam, who along with a number of music academy students took part in two packed performances at the college’s new city-centre venue, said: “Overall, we thought the gigs went extremely well.

“We had spent the past five months practicing the songs and organising the events.


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“Everyone was given a task to complete that contributed to the success of the gigs. I could tell they enjoyed it, because afterwards we were all eager to start on the next project and do this all over again.

“The atmosphere on the night was one of excitement mixed with nerves beforehand, but after getting on the stage the nerves just disappeared.

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“As I play in a band outside College, I am no stranger to performing in front of an audience. However, for people who have never performed live before, to do so at these concerts was invaluable.”

He added: “As soon as we all heard about the Kesho charity, we felt it was imperative that we began fundraising for it. I think it’s very important to support children in developing countries, and I’m glad we raised as much money as we did.”

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