Visitors to Winchester Cathedral last night were treated to a very special performance by Helena Blackman, who was a final contender in the BBC’s “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”. She sang alongside The Band of Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir and Hampshire Music Service Massed Children’s Choir for the Constabulary’s first Christmas Concert which was raising money in aid of its recently launched charity The Blue Lamp Trust.
The Blue Lamp Trust (BLT) is a partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Police Authority, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Services, business and the community and has been established to promote community safety and security in Hampshire.
Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, Alex Marshall said:
“There are two main things that the Charity does to support the creation of safer communities, the first is through the Bobby Scheme which fits locks to the homes of vulnerable people who have been victims of crime and the second is to create safer roads through the Driver Awareness Training.”
Chief Officer of Hampshire Fire & Rescue, John Bonney said:
“We’re delighted to be a founding partner of The Blue Lamp Trust. Education is a key factor in preventing fires and we’re looking forward to playing an active part on this front.”
Proceeds from the concert which amounted to £1500 will support the aims of the charity as well as contribute to its grant giving funds which community groups can access from the New Year.