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Carol singers’ £3,325 boost for charities

CHARITY CHEQUE: The Rev Steve Cooper, Margaret Wade, Carolyn Johnson and Guy Topping

CHARITY CHEQUE: The Rev Steve Cooper, Margaret Wade, Carolyn Johnson and Guy Topping

A sell-out community carol concert hosted by Barton Grange Garden Centre raised a record £3,325 for three charities.

Life Now, Vine House/Cancer Care and Nordoff Robins Music Therapy each received an equal share of the proceeds .

Garden centre managing director Guy Topping and his staff converted the restaurant area into a theatre.

Music was provided by the St George’s Occasional Singers and words by Bishop Cyril Ashton.

Concert organiser Carolyn Johnson said: “This was our fifth concert at the centre and it seems to get better every year.

“Our thanks go out to the Topping family for their generosity in affording us the use of this super venue; especially to Guy for his effective and patient stage-management of the detailed arrangements, not forgetting all his staff who help in so many ways.

“As always the singers were in excellent voice. Bishop Cyril was in great form, reminding us what Advent and the Christmas story is all about. Last but not least, we thank all who attended in support.”

The evening also included mince pies and mulled wine supplied courtesy of the Topping family and the centre.

l Cheque presentation by Guy Topping took place at Barton Grange on Wednesday December 12.

 

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