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New choir will raise charity funds

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

The new "Pop Up Choir" who helped to raise £328 for the NSPCC.

The new "Pop Up Choir" who helped to raise £328 for the NSPCC.

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A NEW choir has been formed to help raise money for the NSPCC.

Last November, chairman of Leek and Moorlands NSPCC Sue Wardle, was approached by a fellow choir member and asked if she would mind if a small group of singers came to her house to perform a selection of Christmas songs and carols for charity, in effect a 'Pop-up Choir'.

To make money for the charity, she suggested charging a small ticket price and putting on a few mince pies and a glass of mulled wine to a selected audience of family and friends. Sue readily agreed and joined the group of singers for the evening.

The concert, which took place in December, was a success and the audience was delighted with the whole evening.

The sum raised for the NSPCC was £328 and will go to help Carole House, the NSPCC children's centre in Stoke.

Mrs Wardle said: "From this evening a new choir has been formed, from various choir members in the North Staffs area. It is hoped that they will be asked to sing at various social events including further concerts for the NSPCC.

"Many children had a hard time over Christmas for various reasons and contacted Childline for help. The NSPCC works in tandem with Childline to try and prevent child abuse and help those children in crisis."

If anyone feels they could hold a one-off event to raise funds, contact Sue Wardle on 01782 550258 or e-mail checkleysue@aol.com

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