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Winter is making way for spring - and two Dorset creatives have put music to scenes from around Dorset that showcase the promise of change, evident through a range of local flora and fauna. And all to raise funds for Child of Hope!

Alistair Goudie and Ann Harden have both seen Child of Hope’s work in Namatala slum first-hand and have now collaborated in a fundraising venture that combines their talents. Ann spends large amounts of time pursuing her hobby of photography, capturing stunning images of local scenes in nature. Alistair is a musician who loves to compose. That’s him in the picture while recording Child of Hope’s pupils singing during a recent visit.

They have compiled two pieces comprising winter scenes set to music. One explores the theme that on a dark winter’s day you can often find incredible light, resonating also with the long period of Coronavirus restrictions we have been experiencing. The other showcases the promise of spring that always follows.

Their aim is to raise financial support for talented youngsters in developing countries. This first project aims to raise money to send a musically-gifted young man from Child of Hope to study at Kampala Music School.

You can find the links to the YouTube videos and support this creative venture by going to – after enjoying these beautiful musical montages of winter in Dorset, you are invited to donate an amount of your own choice via the JustGiving page. If 100 people donate just £5 each, the target of £500 will have been met.