Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

A group of Cam­bus­lang singers have been thanked for their lat­est char­ity ges­ture.

The ladies in the Cam­bus Singers re­cently held their an­nual cheese, wine and song con­cert, which was this year rais­ing funds for the Kil­bryde Hospice, based at Hairmyres Hos­pi­tal in East Kil­bride.

A group from the choir vis­ited the hospice last week, when they pre­sented them with a cheque for £2000.

Chloe Martin, from the Kil­bryde Hospice’s com­mu­nity and events fundrais­ing team, said: “We are so grate­ful to the mem­bers of the Cam­bus Singers who have raised a fan­tas­tic amount through their cheese and wine con­cert night.

“We were very happy to be able to show some of the mem­bers around the new hospice and thank them for their sup­port.”

The choir, which has been run­ning for the past 27 years, reg­u­larly sing at con­certs and hold their own events, which has seen them raise money for a va­ri­ety of good causes in the past, in­clud­ing the Red Cross and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, and they have raised tens of thou­sands of pounds for good causes in the process.

Choir mis­tress Mar­garet Pringle said:”We must have raised over £60,000 over the years. We’re not a big choir, but we’ve man­aged to do not too badly.

“We have a few more events lined up for the next year too.”

Mean­while, Mar­garet re­vealed that the choir will be en­ter­ing its fi­nal year when the new ses­sion re­sumes af­ter the sum­mer hol­i­days.

She said: “This will be our last year - I’ve thought maybe the time was right for a wee while, and I’ll be turn­ing 79 so I just feel it’s time to stop.

“I know quite a few of the ladies were think­ing about fin­ish­ing up as well, and there’s no­body who will take over, so it seems like the right time.

“The ladies have been very loyal over the years, and we can look for­ward to our last year to­gether.”

Cheque it out Cam­bus Singers present a cheque for £2000


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