Ipswich Choral Society Chair, Maureen Fell was delighted to present a cheque to Cheryl Thayer from the Woolverstone Wish Appeal for £1000 raised at their annual Christmas community concert last December.Hosted at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich, Ipswich Choral Society, their Music Director, Stephen Rumsey and compère Lynne Mortimer (EADT) were joined by special guests, Suffolk Phoenix Brass, Suffolk Soul Singers and John Cooper (Vice-President of Ipswich Choral Society) playing the Corn Exchange organ. Choir from Grundisburgh Primary School, Hintlesham and Chattisham CEVC Primary School and Rushmere Hall Primary School also took part in the concert with readings provided by The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor John Le Grys and local MP Dr Daniel Poulter.
Ipswich Choral Society use their annual Christmas concert to raise money for local charities, having previously supported the EACH Treehouse Appeal and Somebody’s Daughter Memorial Fund. The Woolverstone Wish Appeal was chosen for the 2011 Christmas concert as some choir members were patients in the Oncology department of Ipswich Hospital. The Society was keen to contribute to the appeal which will fund the refurbishment of the Woolverstone Wing outpatient facilities and benefit all patients undergoing treatment.
Planning has already started for the next Christmas concert, and Ipswich Choral Society will again be supporting the Woolverstone Wish Appeal in 2012.