Singers shine on stage for charity
More than £5,500 was raised for a local breast cancer charity after choir groups banded together for a sell-out concert.
Wolverhampton’s Got 2 Sing Choir joined more than 800 members from the Got 2 Sing Choirs from across the Midlands at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Sunday.
They raised £5,671 for the Midlands’ based Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC) charity, which works exclusively with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The concert, which comprised two performances of popular hits and songs from the shows, included a guest performance from LFBC’s Wellbeing Community Choir, whose members have been affected by breast cancer.
They joined Got 2 Sing Choir on stage to perform the 1970s classic soul hit Lean on Me. The show’s encore – Make Your Own Kind of Music – said it all, and the audience joined in to rapturous applause from the choir. Beth Dunn, founder of Got 2 Sing, said, “It was a wonderful concert. We have been absolutely overwhelmed with messages praising the professionalism of the performance.
“It was also such a relevant charity for us to support as there are several Got 2 Sing Choir members who have had breast cancer or are currently going through treatment.
“It was an amazing experience for everyone and I would like to thank everyone for their generosity in supporting this fantastic cause!”
Veronica Kumeta, COO and co-founder of LFBC, added: “We would like to thank Beth Dunn " Got2Sing for the incredible opportunity to join them on stage at Symphony Hall with our LFBC Choir singing Lean on Me for the show This is Us.
" An incredible amount of money was raised – £5,617.68 and we sincerely thank everyone for their support and Got 2 Sing Choir for choosing Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer as the chosen charity.”