Choir’s gen­eros­ity strikes a chord

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Celebrations -

THIS year marks 10 years since ReSound Com­mu­nity Choir started in Orm­skirk, and they wanted to cel­e­brate by giv­ing some­thing back to their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

On No­vem­ber 7 they cel­e­brated their 10th an­niver­sary at the Civic Hall, Orm­skirk, where they de­cided to sup­port not only one char­ity this year, but 10 dif­fer­ent char­i­ties, who would all ben­e­fit from a busy year of fundrais­ing by the choir.

One of the char­i­ties to ben­e­fit was Galloway’s So­ci­ety for the Blind, a lo­cal sight loss char­ity based in Pen­wortham, who pro­vide ad­vice, sup­port, spe­cial­ist equip­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties and trips to more than 7,000 blind and vis­ually im­paired peo­ple liv­ing across Sefton and Lan­cashire.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion could not op­er­ate with­out do­na­tions and lega­cies, and its vol­un­tary work­ers.

Galloway’s were pre­sented with a cheque for a fan­tas­tic £600.

The char­i­ties name was put for­ward from choir mem­bers Tony Young and Ju­dith Jenk­ins who both have con­nec­tions to Galloway’s and of­ten visit their cen­tre in South­port. Roya Arm­strong, com­mu­nity fundraiser for Galloway’s So­ci­ety for the Blind, said “We are so grateful to Sarah, Tony, Ju­dith and all the mem­bers of the choir for all their hard work this year and for choos­ing us as one of their 10 char­i­ties.

“We would be lost with­out this kind of sup­port, so on be­half of every­one here at Galloway’s, this amaz­ing do­na­tion will go to­wards help­ing lo­cal peo­ple liv­ing with sight loss across Lan­cashire and Sefton”.

ReSound Com­mu­nity Choir is a group of singers formed to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to meet and sing to­gether.

A reg­is­tered char­ity, the choir is a broad mix of peo­ple, from pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians to peo­ple who just en­joy singing as a hobby, and con­tains a wide range of ages, with young and older voices.

Leader Sarah Mon­teith, sec­ond right, with the cheque and mem­bers of ReSound Com­mu­nity Choir JA­SON BROWN

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