Community choirs sing their hearts out in aid of local hospice

Three community choirs sang their hearts out at five concerts and raised £1,381 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

VivaVoices choirs from Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Newmarket, entertained their guests for free, with a mix of pop, easy listening and show tunes.

They held a collection for the hospice after each event.

Graeme Hopson, choir leader, said: “Sadly we lost two of our choir members before Christmas, Ann Postle and Tess Meneaud, who both received care and support from the hospice, so I thought it fitting to raise money at our spring concerts in their memory.

“I’m delighted that we’ve raised so much and want to thank all the choir members and everyone who came to support our concerts for their generosity.”

Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s community fundraiser, said: “The hospice touches so many people’s lives in West Suffolk and Thetford and it is always humbling to know that local community groups want to help us support people living with dying, death and grief. We thank them for their donation and encourage them to keep singing their hearts out for their own wellbeing and local charities.”

VivaVoices runs five community choirs across Suffolk and Norfolk and welcome new choir members. If you are interested in joining them please contact Graeme by telephoning, 01284 700286 or emailing,

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