School choir records carols for Fareport Talking News

FESTIVE SOUNDS St John the Baptist C of E Primary School choir in Titchfield Common
FESTIVE SOUNDS St John the Baptist C of E Primary School choir in Titchfield Common

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There is a special treat in store for those who listen to the Christmas edition of Fareport Talking News.

In addition to the normal weekly news and information service there is a magazine section containing Christmas fun and an extra special treat.

For this Christmas edition the children from the St John the Baptist, C of E Primary School senior choir in Titchfield Common have recorded a selection of Christmas carols under their conductor Harry Dawkins.

The idea came from John Sherwin, who is a governor at the school and also a programme editor with Fareport Talking News.

John said: ‘I am delighted we can include the children, they sing beautifully and I know our listeners will appreciate their involvement.

‘It is also good for the children to know they are making a valuable contribution to a very worthwhile service.’

Thanks also go to headteacher Elaine Merriman who was delighted that the school could participate.

Fareport Talking News for the blind and visually impaired in the Fareham and Gosport areas is recorded weekly.

It contains news and entertainment and it’s free.

The audience base stretches from Portchester in the east, to Warsash in the west and from Wickham in the north to Gosport in the south – an area of over 100 square miles.

Fareport Talking News is a registered charity based at Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington, which is run by a committee of eight volunteers working to a charity commissioner’s approved constitution.

Funding of the service relies on grants, donations and fund raising events and all money received goes exclusively to the production of broadcasts.

Anyone who would benefit from receiving Fareport Talking News can call 01329 664 364.

For more information about the talking news service go to talkingnews-fareport.org.uk.