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Choir's visit to Newtown helps raise charity cash

Created on 10/01/2017 @ 16:12
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Thousands of pounds has been raised for the Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan, through performances from a touring choir, which included a visit to a Newtown.  

Specsavers in Newtown, along with 36 other stores across Mid and South Wales, raised more than £7,500 for the charity with its festive male voice choir, which performed traditional Welsh hymns and carols at each store.

"This is the second year that our choirs have descended on the streets of Newtown, and we’ve been thrilled with the reaction we’ve had from staff, customers and the community," said David Dunlop, Specsavers store director in Newtown.

Alison Stallard, head of fundraising at Tŷ Hafan, said: "We’re tasked with raising more than £4 million a year to provide our specialist services free of charge and this genuinely wouldn’t be possible without support from fundraising partners like Specsavers. It has been wonderful to see the choir perform, come rain or shine this winter, in locations throughout the country – a big thank you to everyone who donated and supported this campaign."

The charity cares for life-limited children and young people, and provides vital support to their families, both within the hospice and through its community outreach programme.  Since 1999 it has supported 689 children across Wales, 263 of which are currently under its care. 

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