3rd Dec, 2016

Concert hits all the right notes

Joshua Godfrey 24th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A SELL out concert at Pershore Abbey raised the roof to make more than £1,200 in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

The Inner Wheel Club of Pershore hosted the musical extravaganza between Worcester Male Voice Choir and Victoria Male Choir from Melbourne in Australia at a concert last month.

As well as the two choirs two soloists also performed, including soprano Sophie Edkins and accomplished international organist Keith Hearnshaw.

Kind members of the Inner Wheel Club choose to raise money for Parkinson’s UK as the late husband of club’s President, Barbara Chapman, suffered from the condition.

The £1.200 raised from the concert will now go towards the charity’s research in aiming to find the cause and a cure, as well as effective treatment to improve the quality of live for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Chairman of Pershore Inner Wheel Club, Barbara Chapman, said: “Even in my wildest dreams I never imagined such a wonderfully successful evening, unique in its conception and united by choirs, soloists, and support from surrounding Inner Wheel clubs and the local community of Pershore and the surrounding area.

“The concert, we hope, raised people’s awareness of both Inner Wheel and Parkinsons with the best outcome, achieving our target of raising a goodly sum of money for Parkinson’s UK by the generosity of all.”