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Rushmoor male voice choir raises £1,500 for young persons’ hospices

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February 12, 2018– Rushmoor Male Voice Choir presents a cheque to the Waverley Friends of Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults representing the proceeds of their Christmas concert at the Farnham Maltings.

The concert also included performances from the Kindred Spirits choir, a group of people who have all undergone or are undergoing, treatment for breast cancer.

Peter Viveash, Chairman of The Rushmoor ‘Odd Fellows’ Male Voice Choir, presented Carol May, from The Waverley Friends of Naomi House and Jacksplace, with a cheque for £1,500 raised at a concert held on 7th December 2017 at the Farnham Maltings. That’s enough to fund a day’s nursing care for 9 children or young people.

The choir, under the baton of Musical Director Stephen Petch and accompanied by Margery Wakefield, entertained the audience with songs ranging from classic choral pieces through popular hits and Christmas tunes plus a couple of congregational carols for everyone to join in. The Kindred Spirits choir added their voices to the men in two joint numbers, as well as performing on their own.

Presenting the donation Peter Viveash said “We were absolutely delighted to have been able to support Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices. The superb work done by the charity to provide care for life-limited children, young adults and their families is exceptional. The generosity of the audience on the evening obviously also recognised that.” Area fundraiser for Naomi House and Jacksplace, Sarah Hudson, commented “I had the pleasure of attending this wonderful concert and had the chance to share with the audience an update on the service we provide. The evening was truly uplifting and the perfect start to the Christmas Fundraising. We are really appreciative of the support and generosity of the choir and the audience.”

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