Tadley Singers bring Festive Cheer

THE wonderful Tadley Singers and a very generous audience combined to bring some Christmas cheer to Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million fundraising appeal.

Pamber Heath Memorial Hall was packed for the fabulous festive musical treat that was laid on by Tadley Singers in aid of Ark Cancer Centre Charity last Saturday night. The concert was free to attend but donations were invited from the audience and a raffle was also run by Tina Hughes, from the Tadley branch of Barclays.

The festive event featured seasonal and other songs sung by Tadley Singers under the leadership of their renowned musical director Dai Ogborn. Michael Kenning was the excellent accompanist and two superb solos were performed by guest singer Paul Risoe.

The Christmas crowd certainly gave generously as a total of £1,010.64 was raised on the night – and the additional good news is that the total will be increased due to match-funding from Greenham Common Trust, which is supporting the charity appeal, and also from Barclays, which has pledged to match the £495 raised through the raffle.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, thanked the Tadley Singers and audience for their generous support. He also updated everyone on the progress of the appeal, and the cancer treatment centre project.

Mark said: “The Tadley Singers have held two concerts in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity during 2015, and the choir has also provided sponsorship support to a fundraising run by Phil Goss, who is the son of Marian, one of the members.

“The level of support from Tadley Singers, and their generous audiences, has been fantastic, and the sum raised at the Winter Concert was amazing. It is even better that the amount raised on the night will be increased thanks to the generous match-funding support of Greenham Common Trust and Barclays.”