Hospices of Hope is the leading palliative care charity in South Eastern Europe, operating in Romania, Serbia and Moldova.
The sensational pop-vocal group, originally from Moldova, shot to fame when they wowed audiences with their profound singing performances during the Romanian TV competition.
The group have been likened to Il Divo and will be performing big hits such as ‘O Sol Mio’ and ‘Time to Say Goodbye’.
Commenting on the concert, which will raise funds for the charity’s work in Moldova, Fundraising Manager, Anna Perolls, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing Brio Sonores to the UK for the first time for this exciting concert. The money raised on the night will go directly to help our terminally ill patients in Moldova, and in particular our stoma project.”
Over a quarter of the Moldovan population live in ‘absolute poverty’ on less than £1.60 a day. Forwarding donated medical supplies to partner Hospice Angelus in Chisinau, the charity realised the great need for stoma materials. Post-op, a stoma patient needs at least one sterilised bag every day. However, in Moldova patients do not get bags supplied to them.
“If they cannot afford to buy them they resort to using plastic bags, which is very unhygienic and distressing for them. Once they have been discharged from hospital they do not get any follow up specialist support, therefore, many of these patients go on to need hospice care which is offered by the Hospice Angelus home care teams.” Perolls explains. The charity has distributed over 208,000 free stoma bags in Moldova to date.
Brio Sonores will be performing at St Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks on Friday 22 May at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £10 including refreshments, are available from Hospices of Hope on (+44)1959 525110 or email email@example.com with all proceeds going to Hospices of Hope’s work in Moldova.