Darlington Rotary in North-East England has organised a sing-out for local choirs to bring the local community together and raise funds for aid for Ukraine.
Local and regional choirs came together as one voice to sing out for Ukraine at a special fund-raising concert in Darlington.
The Little Choir women’s a capella choir of Teesdale, St Teresa’s Hospice staff and supporters’ choir, the award-winning Reid Street Darlington school choir and Compass Acapella male voice chorus whose members come from all over the Northeast gave their services free in front of a packed audience.
The originator of the idea was Rotarian Sue Campbell who has commented on the event and the reason it has been organised.
She said: “The club had already donated money from our funds, but felt we wanted to do something positive and fun to raise funds and involve the community. Singing felt like a good way to do it.
“We’re very grateful that these fantastic choirs agreed immediately to take part and have taken time out of their schedules to help us put on a great show.
“The event raised at least £1,300 in tickets, raffles and programme sales, all of which will go to Ukraine.
“Rotary is of course an international organisation and Rotary in the North-East has direct links to Rotary clubs in Poland, which means we can be assured that it all goes to the right places.”