Barry choir's £12k gift to NSPCC
9:20am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A BARRY choir has ensured music to the ears of a children's charity with a donation of £1200.
Barry Male Voice chairman Gareth Roberts presented a cheque, on behalf of the choir, to representatives of the Barry branch of the NSPCC at a recent choir practice.
Gareth said: "This is a marvellous start to the choir`s new year and a reminder that our 110th anniversary celebrations, in addition to providing entertainment for many, also offered support for local causes".
Chairwoman of the NSPCC Barry branch, Lesley Hughes said: "I would like to thank the Barry Male Voice Choir and the RAF St Athan Voluntary Band for the wonderful festive Christmas concert given on our behalf at All Saints church"
"Sadly today there is a greater need than ever to support many children whose lives are blighted by neglect, poverty and abuse".
This year`s choir programme includes another visit to Europe with last year`s visit to France followed by an April visit to Gouda in Holland, famous for its cheese.
The choir`s recently recorded CD celebrating 110 years of music making will be available to buy soon and can be reserved from choristers.
New members to the choir are welcome at practice held at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street, Barry on Mondays or Thursdays at 7.30pm.
Details can be found at www.barrymalevoicechoir.co.uk