CARITAS will perform a special Carol Concert in St Michael's Church, Enniskillen this Sunday in aid of the Oisín McGrath Foundation.

The choir is now over a year old.

Members have performed locally, and on BBC radio within the last 12 months.

Members chose to name the choir 'Caritas' because it means 'a Christian love of humankind; charity' in Latin.

Since the beginning they have been committed to being involved in fundraising, concerts and entertaining in the local community and they have managed to build a repertoire so wide it allows them to perform in any venue or context.

The death of Oisín McGrath affected the choir at many levels; there were friends, fellow St Michael's pupils and past pupils, several of his teachers and many other parents in the group.

Caritas cancelled their planned rehearsal during the week of his death as a result.

So as the Christmas Carols season began, the group offered to fundraise for the foundation set up in his memory.

Proceeds from the Oisín McGrath Foundation go towards promoting Organ Donation Awareness, Brain Stem and Brain Injury Research as well as local youth sports.

Desmond Hunter, a world renowned and highly acclaimed organist, has worked with Helen Hamill, the choir director several times.

He is happy to collaborate with the group in both performing solos and accompanying the choir and soloists.

St Michael's Church have kindly given the venue for the performance on Sunday.

Helen says: "We are aware that it will be an emotional event; music brings out an emotional response in us all. We know that many people find Christmas a difficult and lonely time. We hope that we will bring some enjoyment to many local families with the event. It is our way of supporting Oisín's family and the worthy causes the foundation supports."

The Carol Concert begins in St Michael's Church at 7.30pm.

All proceeds collected on the night at the door will go directly to the Oisín McGrath Foundation.