Jazz night raises funds for women’s centre

Claire Martin
Claire Martin

Claire Martin and The Montpellier Cello Quartet Concert play Brighton’s Old Market on Thursday, December 19, to raise funds for Brighton Women’s Centre (www.womenscentre.org.uk).

BWC has been supporting women with vulnerabilities since 1974 and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Event spokeswoman Maria Andrews said: “Come and join a fantastic evening of chamber jazz music with support from Cloggz featuring Julian Nicholas and Mark Edwards.”

Tickets are available at www.theoldmarket.com (box office 01273 201801) for £20 and concessions at £16.

The concert marks the start of a year-long focus to raise £40,000 to support the vital work of the charity, Maria explained.

“BWC aims are to empower women and promote independence in a safe, women-only space. The services offered include counselling, group work, open access drop-ins, holistic therapies, volunteer training and self-development courses.

“BWC is the central point of location for the Inspire Project (a partnership with Brighton Oasis Project, Rise, Survivors Network and Threshold BHT). Inspire works with women at all stages of involvement in the criminal justice system.”