Singers are on song after raising more than £4,000 for Kettering’s Cransley Hospice

The Seagrave Singers presenting their cheque to Diana Patrick from Cransley Hospice
The Seagrave Singers presenting their cheque to Diana Patrick from Cransley Hospice

A group of singers have been hitting all the right notes with their fundraising efforts for a Kettering hospice.

The Seagrave Singers recently returned from a successful tour to Lahnstein in Germany to celebrate 60 years of twinning and they have kick-started their new season by presenting a cheque to Cransley Hospice for £4,276.

It’s an amazing amount of money from a local choir

Diana Patrick

It is the result of two successful concerts and a ‘come and sing day’ held in April with composer Bob Chilcott.

Diana Patrick, fundraiser for Cransley Hospice, said: “It’s an amazing amount of money from a local choir and we are thrilled with their support and ongoing support.

“A lot of them are supporters of the hospice in other ways too, some of them volunteer in other ways.”

The choir supports a different charity each year, and Diana added: “It’s the most they have ever raised in a year.

“It’s a reflection of how people view Cransley Hospice so we are thrilled.

“And with our charitable targets ever increasing and demands on the charity, an amount like this is really appreciated.”

The choir’s chosen charity for the coming year will be Teamwork.

Their first fundraising event will be a Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church in Burton Latimer at 7.30pm on December 4.

New members are welcome and anyone who would like to join the group can go along to rehearsals on a Monday evening from 6.45pm to 9pm at Park Infants School.

For more information about the group or its forthcoming events, go to www.seagrave singers.co.uk.