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Jazz singer to travel through France for charity
A former teacher turned singer-songwriter is getting ready to travel from the south coast to the French Riviera for charity.
Jazz singer Soh Breezy, 50, originally from Enfield, used to work as a teacher at the former Albany School in Bell Lane, Enfield Lock, before pursuing her career as a professional singer.
Now, after producing her debut album Black Night, the singer, who now lives in Harlow, will be driving through France in a motor home to raise money for Street Child.
She said: “There are one hundred million homeless children in the world, so I thought it would be a challenge to do as many gigs en route as possible in order to raise money and awareness for Street Child.”
Street Child brings homeless children and football together, arranging matches in many countries between the children. In 2009 Street Child hosted its own world cup between children on the streets and will do the same in Rio next year.
The singer, who will be setting off on Tuesday, explained: “For kids with nothing, and scraping a difficult and often very lonely life on the streets, joining a football team and learning to work with others is a turning point for them. Youngsters who played in the 2009 Street Child World Cup have now made a success of their lives. They are now inspiring other youths.
“I’m going to give up my home for a while, get on the road, I’ll stop off in bars, cafes and hotels and sing to anyone who’ll listen, and hopefully, have an adventure as exciting as the street kids when they go to Rio."
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