Singer Alison Moyet performed at the Brighton Dome on Wednesday (November 8), in a hometown gig for Samaritans.
The evening showcased songs from her new album ‘Other,’ alongside classics like Whispering Your Name, All Cried Out and Love Resurrection.
Volunteers from Samaritans Brighton, Hove and District were in attendance, and branch publicity officer Henry Smith said: “What a great night! Alison Moyet was sensational - at times euphoric, at times melancholy, it was a dazzling journey through her latest tracks and old school classics.
“It didn’t take much to get the Brighton crowd on their feet. We were overwhelmed with everybody’s generosity towards our bucket collection and the outpouring of supportive comments we received about Samaritans service. Thank you.”
Alison said: “I have become aware of just how vital the services are that the Samaritans provide, having a close family member who is a volunteer.
“In Brighton, we are blessed by great diversity and this is reflected in the volunteer group. Within our community too, many people are struggling to find their way.
“Loneliness is endemic and often people find themselves without support. In Brighton, uniquely, we have a branch that strives to always provide a 24-hour service for those in need of someone to listen without judgment or opinion.
“Brighton Samaritans is fully run by volunteers. I am donating the profits of my Brighton show to our Brighton branch in order to help fund this much needed and universal life saving service.”
Alison Pratt said Brighton Samaritans branch director, said: “Samaritans, Brighton, Hove and District feel very privileged that Alison Moyet has made the Brighton date of her world tour a fundraiser for this branch, and we want to say a massive thanks to Alison for this generous act.
“This has come at a great time for us, as it marks the start of our 50th birthday celebrations. In our 50th year we are planning several events to take place in the local community to publicise what we do and hopefully further support those around us. Our aim is to raise funds to respond to even more people who are in need of emotional support at any time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”