Suffolk choir hits all the right notes for charity

Upbeat Contemporary Choir raised more than £2,500 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Picture: UPBEAT

Upbeat Contemporary Choir raised more than £2,500 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Picture: UPBEAT CHOIR - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk choir has raised more than £2,500 for an air ambulance charity after a concert in Bury St Edmunds.

Upbeat Contemporary Choir performed at The Apex on June 2 and raised £2,511 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

The choir, which is based in Lavenham and Bildeston, has raised more than £15,000 for various charities since its inception in 2002.

Andrea King, choir director and founder, said: “The singing was outstanding and I’m so proud of how everyone pulled together to make this concert the success it was.”

Mark Wilson, EAAA community fundraiser for Suffolk, said: “We are delighted with the incredible amount raised by the choir for our charity.


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“Since the year 2000, EAAA has been on almost 23,000 missions with our two helicopters, one based at Norwich and the other at Cambridge.

“We are looking to go to a 24/7 service across East Anglia in two years time and so all continued support is much appreciated.”

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The choir will be performing in Bildeston on Sunday, July 8, raising money for Friends of Bildeston Surgery.

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