Choir’s generosity strikes a chord
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.