Primrose Choir’s sweet sound of fundraising

THERE was the sweet sound of success for a hospice choir who have raised £5,000 within six months for Primrose Hospice.

Members of Primrose Choir managed to raise the incredible amount by organising their own concerts as well as performances for organisations or individuals all over north east Worcestershire.

Most recently, the choir provided a fitting end to the hospice’s Lantern Walk at Hanbury Hall with a moving rendition of popular songs.

David Burrell, CEO of Primrose Hospice, said: “I am hugely grateful to the Primrose Choir for their wonderful support to the Hospice.

“They are brilliant ambassadors for the organisation, support our events and raise important funds to help sustain the essential services we provide.

“Often they are the icing on the cake for our events: they were certainly that on Saturday at our Lantern Walk where the setting and ambience was enhanced by their wonderful sound.”

Primrose Choir was launched in 2000 and now boasts over 50 members who have raised a significant amount of money over the years which helps Primrose provide free care to life-limited people and their families living in north east Worcestershire.

Kay Hadley, Primrose Choir’s musical director, said: “Many of the choir’s members have joined after losing someone close to cancer and wanted to put something back into the hospice.

“Our main two aims are to enjoy singing and to help fundraising for the hospice.

“We’re as professional as possible but with heavy emphasis on an enjoyable, sociable evening.

“Much of our funding comes from supporting funerals, very successful and well supported raffles and our four public concerts each year.

“All members give their time for free, but we do employ a professional pianist.

“Also my husband, Brian, is a musical arranger/composer and saves us hundreds of pounds giving his expertise freely.”

Primrose Choir’s next performance will be at the Civic Service for Brandon Clayton at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday, March 3 and they will be supporting Stagecoach at St John’s, Bromsgrove on Saturday, April 6.

The next public concert is Thursday, April 11 at Parkside, with Worcester Ukulele Band and Tardebigge First school. Tickets cost adults £10 and children £5 and are available by calling 01527 67383 (Pamela Powley), 01527 546158 (Kay Hadley) or the Primrose Fundraising Team on 01527 889796.