South Berkshire Singers donate to disabled charityBy Lewis Rudd
February 20, 2012
Members of the South Berkshire Singers hit a different kind of note when they handed over a cheque totalling £270 to the Riding for the Disabled Association.
The money was handed over to Margaret-Anne Hodson, a representative from the Warfield branch of the association, during a choir rehearsal held at All Saints CE Primary School in Norreys Avenue on Tuesday, February 7.
The charity aims to deliver opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.
Tony Marsden, chairman of the South Berkshire Singers, explained how the money was raised during two Christmas concerts performed to residents living at Acorn Drive in Wokingham and Kennet Court in Woosehill.
He said: “We raised the money by giving concerts over Christmas where we sang to some of the old people’s residencies, where they usually have a whip round.”
The choir meets for rehearsals at the school on Tuesday evenings during term time, from 7.45pm to 9.30pm.
New members are welcome to attend and visitors do not need to audition.
For more information on the South Berkshire Singers, call (0118) 978 5635.