Leamington choir on song at fundraising concert

The Sing It Loud Choir with Sarah Wakeman, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinsons UK in the West Midlands
The Sing It Loud Choir with Sarah Wakeman, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinsons UK in the West Midlands

A Leamington-based community choir have sung their hearts out to raise money for a cause dear to them.

In support of Parkinson’s UK the Sing It Loud Community Choir performed at a concert in a packed St Mary’s Church in Warwick.

The audience were treated to a variety of songs and carols in early December enabling choir members to present a cheque for £2,000 to Parkinson’s UK.

After one of the choir members and several choir members’ friends were diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition the choir chose to support the charity.

Rosie Sayers, chair of Sing It Loud Choir said: “One of our members was diagnosed with Parkinson’s ten-years-ago.

“Singing has been proven to help with the symptoms that she and many others experience and we were delighted to be able to raise money to help find a cure.”

The Sing It Loud singers were accompanied by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra for the festive ‘Kicking Off Christmas’ event.

Sarah Wakeman, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK in the West Midlands, accepted the cheque from the choir.

She said: “I’d like to say a big thank you and congratulations to Sing It Loud Community Choir.

“I hope their story will inspire others to sign up for one of our other charitable events that happen throughout the year.”

The award winning choir’s next concert ‘Spring into Summertime’ is on Saturday May 6 at Warwick School raising funds for Warkwick’s Myton Hospice.