Choir do­nates funds to hos­pi­tal and school

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

The Kings Grange Singers re­cently pre­sented two wor­thy causes with cheques for £500.

The money was raised at a fundrais­ing con­cert in Cas­tle Dou­glas which was in aid of the choir’s visit to sing at the Royal Al­bert Hall in the Can­cer Re­search Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic 2018. This was a great hon­our, which ev­ery­one thor­oughly en­joyed.

The first cheque was pre­sented by Chris­tine Hick­man, who leads the choir, to the Alexan­dra Unit at DGRI to sup­port the ex­cel­lent work they do for can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

The se­cond cheque was pre­sented to the mu­sic de­part­ment at Cas­tle Dou­glas High School. Bud­get cuts over re­cent years have meant that the school has been un­able to re­place larger pieces of equipment so the money will al­low them to buy a new speaker and mi­cro­phones for singers as they cur­rently don’t have any in good work­ing or­der.

In ad­di­tion, pupils per­form­ing or speak­ing at as­sem­blies will now be able to be heard. New sound equipment will al­low the school to hold a fundrais­ing con­cert and have pupils per­form at events with con­fi­dence. The cheque was pre­sented by Chris­tine Hick­man de­pute head teacher Mrs Ali­son Cook and pupil Lind­say Thom­son who was re­cently placed in the Ro­tary Young Singer Com­pe­ti­tion.

DGRI do­na­tion Chris­tine Hick­man presents a cheque to the Alexan­dra Unit

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