Singing brings in cash for charity

Portsmouth Military Wives sang at Sainsbury's in Farlington to raise money for SSAFA
Portsmouth Military Wives sang at Sainsbury's in Farlington to raise money for SSAFA
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MILITARY wives raised hundreds of pounds by performing in a supermarket.

The Portsmouth Military Wives sung their hearts out for shoppers at Sainsbury’s supermarket, in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, last Saturday.

The women were raising money for SSAFA, a charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.

The Portsmouth Military Wives choir, which started in 2011, raised £772.85 on the day.

Kim Martin, of Hill Head, whose husband is in the Royal Navy, said: ‘It was brilliant. There was a fabulous atmosphere and the customers were lovely, they were stopping and cheering us on.

‘It was a great day. The staff were really nice and so was the manager Phil, who we even had in tears at one point.’

Mrs Martin said the ladies would love to go back and do more fundraising. She said: ‘We genuinely wish we could have stayed longer.’

There are more than 50 military wives choirs in the UK which bring women closer together through singing.