Harmonisers provide music to hospice bosses’ ears

KIND ... Harton Harmonisers hand a cheque over to St Clare's Hospice fundraiser Tyler Anderson, right.
KIND ... Harton Harmonisers hand a cheque over to St Clare's Hospice fundraiser Tyler Anderson, right.

AN East Shields singing group is music to the ears of hospice bosses.

The Harton Harmonisers have donated £1,000 to St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow.

It was very kind and thoughtful of the Harton Harmonisers to support us in this way.

Sonia Graham, senior fundraiser

The ladies’ barbershop chorus have raised the cash by singing at various locations throughout the region last year.

Sonia Graham, senior fundraiser for St Clare’s, said: “We were really delighted to accept this gift to help the hospice provide the specialist care and support to people in the community, with terminal or life-limiting conditions.

“It was very kind and thoughtful of the Harton Harmonisers to support us in this way.”

However, the ladies want more people to book them for their “sing outs” so they can donate their fees.

They’re keen for budding singers to go to their rehearsals at Talbot Road Methodist Church Hall, every Monday, from 7.15pm to 9.45pm.

A spokeswoman for the singing group said: “The Harton Harmonisers have been raising money for charity for more than 30 years.

“This year we need ‘singouts’ to continue to do this, so we need more bookings.

“If people would like us to sing for their special event, weddings, parties, anniversaries, or if they would like to join, then please get in touch.”

For more information about the Harton Harmonisers, call Beryl Cooke on 4565836.

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