Tadley Singers are on song for charity

The wonderful Tadley Singers were well and truly on song as they raised hundreds of pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity at their Summer Concert.

The community choir put on a splendid concert in support of the charity – the third time the Singers have performed a special show to help the £5million fundraising appeal.

The Tadley Singers were once again led by their acclaimed musical director Dai Ogborn, and Paul Wright provided brilliant support on the piano.

The generous support of the choir and audience resulted in £692.40 being raised for the charity – and this sum is set to be doubled as it will be channelled through Greenham Common Trust’s match-funding ‘findmeagrant’ scheme, which is supporting the charity.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, gave the choir and audience an update on the progress of the £5m appeal and the cancer centre project. He said: "The charity is very grateful to the Tadley Singers and their audiences for their previous and ongoing support."When match-funding has been applied, the three concerts that the choir have put on have raised around £5,000 for the charity, which is a fantastic sum."

Mr Ogborn was given a standing ovation at the June 10 concert after it was announced that he had been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to community music in The Queen's 90th Birthday Honours.