Choir donates funds to hospital and school
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