Sheffield singers in tune to raise hospice cash

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Members of Sheffield Harmony raised almost £350 for the city’s St Luke’s Hospice through a raffle and singing at Sheffield railway station.

The donation is the latest the chorus has made since the hospice became its nominated charity two years ago.

Ruth Lindon, for Sheffield Harmony, said many friends and relatives of members of the 55-strong chorus have benefited from the services of the hospice in the past.

She said: “We have personal stories to tell about how we’ve been influenced by St Luke’s, but also we are a local chorus which believes strongly in supporting our community. We were delighted to be invited to sing at the train station.

“We attracted any enthusiastic crowd of onlookers who were very generous.”,”

Fundraising has also included singing at hospice functions, helping with bucket collections in supermarkets, audience collections at concerts and singing in pubs.

Susie Jackson, from the Whirlow hospice, said: “We need to raise £4 million annually to provide the services we do and people like Sheffield Harmony help to make a real difference – and their singing is fantastic too.”