Hartlepool choir sings to raise funds for hospice

The George Colley Singers will be performing at the Grand Hotel.

The George Colley Singers will be performing at the Grand Hotel.

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A choir will be performing in the town tomorrow to raise funds for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The George Colley Singers will be at the Grand Hotel on Thursday evening for a special night of fundraising.

They will be singing songs from the shows and will be encouraging the audience to enjoy themselves and singalong.

George Colley said: “The George Colley Singers are in the midst of a recruitment drive and have organised this concert to attract new members.

“We hope to swell our numbers somewhat.

“We also decided that it would be nice to help a local charity and as we have had some members who have died in the last couple of years and who have been helped by the hospice, we thought it would be good to give something back.”

Janice Forbes community fundraiser at the hospice, said “This should be a lovely evening and I am looking forward to attending.

“It is this kind of support from the local community that enables us to keep providing the patient care services to people from the communities of Hartlepool and East Durham.”

Doors open at 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £7 (concessions £6) and are available from the hospice on 01429 855555 or from the choir members.

The hospice, based in Wells Avenue, is a registered charity offering specialist palliative care to hundreds of adults from Hartlepool and East Durham each year.

Individuals who access the services can be living with a variety of illnesses including Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Motor Neurone Disease, end stage heart disease and Parkinsons.

Each patient and their family/carers receive a tailor-made package of services to meet their physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological and cultural needs in an atmosphere of comfort and dignity.

It costs £2.34m to continue providing the current range of services.

The hospice receives 24 per cent NHS funding so the remainder has to be raised through the local community and other fundraising initiatives.