Community singers raise money for life-saving charity

GIFT The Solent Sounds Chorus
GIFT The Solent Sounds Chorus
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A WOMEN’S singing group has raised hundreds of pounds towards a worthy cause.

Solent Sounds Chorus, which meets at Fareham Methodist Church, in Fareham, gave Basics Hampshire a cheque for £536.85 following its fundraising efforts.

The cash was raised after members sang to shoppers at Sainsbury’s, Hedge End, and held a raffle.

At the start of the month a cheque for the amount was handed over to Basics Hampshire, which is a charity made up of doctors who give up their free time to help save people’s lives.

Colleen Potter, 59, who is a member of the singing group, said she was pleased with the amount collected.

‘In December we always try to raise money for a charity.

‘We asked members who they wanted to support this time and Basics Hampshire was the one that came up.

‘The cause is close to many of our hearts because one of our members, Lisa Fraser, needed medical help from the charity a couple of years ago.

‘We are very, very pleased with the amount of money we have raised.’

Colleen, who lives in Fareham, added: ‘Though it’s not a huge amount, it’s the most we’ve ever raised at that time of year.’

Solent Sounds Chorus meets at 7.30pm every Tuesday at the church, in King’s Road.

To find out more visit solentsoundschorus.org