Cheques for £1270.43p each were handed over last night to St Richards’ Hospice and Acorns Childrens’ Hospice by the Powick Community Choir at the Powick Community Village Hall.
The cheques were received by representatives of both charities, Sophia Gunster on behalf of the St Richards Hospice, who said “The hospice cares for adults with serious progressive illnesses, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We are so grateful to groups like the Powick Community Choir for helping us to raise funds.”
Tony Lawrence who represented The Acorns Children's Hospice said “A parent never imagines their child will be diagnosed with a life limiting or life threatening condition. But when the unimaginable happens, Acorns Children’s Hospice steps in by providing Palliative care for babies, children and young people, as well as helping families cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond, wherever and whenever they need it.”
John Tinnion, the Chairman of the Choir said “Choirs sing for many reasons, one it’s a fantastic creative outlet and a great social activity. Two, the positive effect of choir singing on wellbeing is backed up by a number of scientific studies, revealing plenty of health benefits which have a terrific, positive effect on the body, mind and soul. But here tonight is the third; it is a joy, honour and privilege to be able to hand over these cheques; money collected from concerts by people who feel the same way as we do; to two such worthy causes.”