Musical mums singing for Hartlepool & District Hospice

Mum's The Word choir
Mum's The Word choir

THEY’VE raised more than £1,500 in the last 12 months and tonight a group of kind-hearted choir singers will be in good voice as they rake in even more cash for Hartlepool & District Hospice.

The 35-strong Mum’s the Word choir will be on stage at the Corporation Club, in Whitby Street, for their annual concert. The talented and generous team of singers will attempt to wow the crowd with a host of traditional and not-so traditional seasonal hits in addition to songs from their usual repertoire.

Mum's The Word' choir.

Mum's The Word' choir.

Doors open at 7pm with the concert getting underway at 7.30pm.

And residents are being urged to go along and do their bit for the cause as tickets are still available on the door.

In addition to the ladies of the choir performing, Kate Williams and Paul Hart will take to the stage to perform their song, A Christmas Lullaby, a touching tune which is being sold on iTunes and raising cash for Bradley Lowery, the youngster from Blackhall who is battling neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.

A mystery act will also be performing tonight.

Kate Sirs, the choir’s founder and conductor, said: “We always like to support the hospice as we all know or have known someone to have benefited from the care they provide.”

Hospice staff have become quite accustomed to collecting cash from the thoughtful members of the choir.

As well as raising money at last year’s concert, many of the members took part in the hospice’s It’s A Knockout competition this year alongside youngsters from the Kate Sirs School of Music.

Janice Forbes, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “The support of Kate Sirs and the Mum’s the Word choir has been fantastic this year.

“On behalf of the staff and patients at the hospice I would like to say a huge thanks to them.

“This will be an absolutely brilliant night and a great way to get into the festive mood.”

Tickets can still be bought on the door tonight, priced at £6.