Classical evening in Kettering raises £1,000

Anna Thurland performs at the event
Anna Thurland performs at the event

An evening of classical music hosted by a Kettering bank helped raise about £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Samantha Haas, from HSBC in High Street, arranged a classical charity concert at the branch with the assistance of colleagues.

She said: “Local soprano singer Anna Thurland donated her time to perform for us and we held a raffle and auction on the evening and managed to raise £1,000 with HSBC’s ‘pound for pound scheme’.

“It was a hugely successful evening and our customers thoroughly enjoyed it and have requested an encore for next year.

“We previously hosted a concert in Spring of this year raising over £600.

“It was so popular that our customers and Kettering residents asked us to hold another event which we did.”

Anna Thurland has subsequently released her first download classical album.