Village school’s royal visitor

A VILLAGE school will have a royal visitor when it stages a concert on Saturday. Prince Seeiso, who is also the High Commissioner of Lesotho in London, will open the Linking Lives concert at Gamlingay Village College. The concert has been organised by loc

A VILLAGE school will have a royal visitor when it stages a concert on Saturday.

Prince Seeiso, who is also the High Commissioner of Lesotho in London, will open the Linking Lives concert at Gamlingay Village College.

The concert has been organised by local resident Annette Glenn, who is also chairman of the charity Linking Lives, to help raise money to build a pre-school in the village of Ha Simone.

Music will be provided by a number of local musicians and the college's choir will also be singing.

Mrs Glenn has written two books, Innocent Africa and Born Singing, penned under her maiden name of Annette Willoughby which reflect the charity Linking Lives with the small village of Ha Simone, where she used to live in the nearby Maluti Mountains.

"We are trying to build a pre-school this year and we need money for equipment," said Mrs Glenn.

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"The college's headteacher Michael Clark has been a great supporter of ours and offered us the school as our venue and they have really gone to town to make it a success. The event is sold out."

The concert comes in the week Lesotho celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence.