Male Voice Choir’s rousing fundraiser

A sell-out crowd was left enthralled by the captivating sound of a 45-strong male voice choir.

More than 200 people packed into Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall to hear the vast repertoire of the Caldicot Male Voice Choir.

The group, founded back in 1963, was ably supported by young soloist Amber Powell and guitar vocalist Kirsty Thomas.

Proceeds from the evening totalled £2,725 which has been kindly donated to Bartestree-based St Michael’s Hospice.

‘It was a wonderful, memorable evening,’ said Tom Williams, one of the organisers who has a special connection to St Michael’s as his wife, Angie, works in the Hospice at Home team.

‘I’m so grateful to fellow organisers Phil Lockett and Wendy Pritchard-Lockett for all their hard work, which included securing the 50-plus raffle prizes, and I know Phil would like to thank all the companies and individuals who donated.

‘We’d also like to say thank you to Ruth Denison, the Hospice’s Income Generation and Marketing Director, for giving a wonderfully rousing speech outlining the work carried out around Herefordshire and beyond by St Michael’s, and for Ruth’s help selling the raffle prizes alongside Angie.

He said he is already planning a similar event for next year.

Captions:

Photo 1: Ruth Denison, the Hospice’s Income Generation and Marketing Director (second left) welcomes organisers of the Caldicot Male Voice Choir concert to St Michael’s. They are Phil Lockett (left), Tom Williams and Wendy Pritchard-Lockett.

Photo 2: Ruth Denison (the Hospice’s Income Generation and Marketing Director) and Tom Williams, one of the organisers.