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Churchdown Male Voice Choir raises voices for hospice

Where: St Peter's Church, Leckhampton

When: Saturday, September 21, 7.30pm

A special charity performance is taking place on Saturday (September 21) to help raise vital funds for the hospice which is home to the only inpatient palliative care unit in Gloucestershire.

The big-hearted members of popular Churchdown Male Voice Choir will be raising their voices in song in the hope of raising vital funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, and the 650 people a year needing their expert and compassionate palliative care.

Performing a varied programme, with a special guest appearance by Cheltenham Soprano Becks Grant-Jones, their voices might reach the ears of families at the hospice, as the charity concert takes place at the bottom of the hospice's drive at St Peter's Church, Leckhampton.

The event has been organised by the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Fundraising Group, headed up by hospice volunteer Paulette Vallois.

She said: ""Churchdown Male Voice Choir is a very well-known and popular choir who've performed across England. The past weekend they performed at Gloucester Cathedral as part of the Three Choirs Festival.

"As a Churchdown resident myself I have enjoyed lots of their performances, so I am thrilled they're singing for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court at St Peter's Church, which is a stone's throw from the hospice.

"St Peter's is a lovely church so the audience will be entertained in stunning surroundings and there will be tea, coffee and home-made biscuits served in the interval too."

Roger Higgs, chairman of Churchdown Male Voice Choir, said: "We're delighted to be supporting this worthwhile charity by doing what we enjoy best - performing some of our favourite songs to an appreciative audience."

Tickets cost £8 and include delicious refreshments. To secure your ticket, email paulette.vallois@sueryder.org  and tickets will also be available on the door on the night.

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