Carol singers raise money for Suffolk support centre fund
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Shoppers in Halesworth were given a helping hand to get into the Christmas spirit thanks to a choir of carol singers who hit all the right notes while raising vital charity cash.
The All Saints Singers of Laxfield spent an hour singing a range of carols, starting in the Thoroughfare and later moving to the Angel Hotel.
They collected more than £250 during the performance, which was donated to Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund’s ongoing campaign to raise £714,000 to build an information and support centre (ISC) for people with life-limiting illnesses in south Norfolk and north east Suffolk.
Ted Edwards, ISC chairman, said: “The carol singers was an amazing event. It was a lovely cold morning and were people were stopping and contributing. The carol singers were very good.
“It’s amazing how much money went in in only an hour. Thanks to the singers.”
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The charity has raised more than £144,000 since September 2013, and has raised 61% of its £714,000 target.
Mr Edwards said: “If we can do something like that again in the next two years, we are hoping to be in a position to start building in early 2017.”
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The charity also has plenty of events in the pipeline for the new year, starting with fundraiser Dot Booley doing a parachute jump from the Ellough Airfield, and a golf event at Halesworth Golf Club on May 13.
The charity is also be looking at holding a competition for people to name the ISC in 2015.