Choirs ready for battle in Cransley Hospice sing-off

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Four scratch choirs will go head-to-head to raise money for Kettering’s Cransley Hospice.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 8, at the Salvation Army in Rockingham Road.

Four choirs, who have never sung together and were formed specifically for the event, will each sing two songs in a bid to be crowned judges’ winner and the audience winner.

The event follows successful events in 2014 and 2015, and organiser Pam Humphrey hopes this year’s will be even better.

She said: “A few years ago I thought about doing a Gareth Malone ‘sing while you work’ event but at that stage it was just a mad idea.

“Then we held one in 2014 and raised just over £5,000 and last year we raised about £6,500.

“I’m so passionate about Cransley Hospice and this year we’re hoping to raise even more, it’s all about fun.

“This will be the last one for a while, the teachers need a break.”

Normally, the show is opened by the winners of the previous year but it wasn’t possible to get the 2015 victors together.

So this year, the show will be opened by staff from Asda - who Mrs Humphrey says admitted they were terrible last year but had the crowd in stitches.

This year’s event will be contested by teams from Wellingborough, Kettering and Cransley Hospice itself.

Votes at the event cost £1. Doors open at 6.30pm with the event starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £7.50 per person with refreshments available.

For tickets or more information, contact the fundraising office on 0300 111 888 3 or the Cransley Hospice coffee shop on 01536 518111.