CHOIR singers are celebrating after raising more than £25,000 for good causes.
Voices Together marked the fundraising milestone with a concert at St Hilda’s Church, in Southwick.
Secretary Maureen Hope said: “The concert went really well, and we managed to raise more than £500 for the Great North Air Ambulance.
“It was a great turnout, and we want to thank everyone who came along and everyone who has made a donation over the years.”
Formed in 2003, the four-part harmony choir, made up of performers from Sunderland and South Shields, has dedicated years to supporting a host of good causes, including Southwick-based Grace House, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Bubble Foundation children’s charity, military support group Help for Heroes and a range of hospices.
Maureen added: “When we perform at a venue, we tend to ask them which charity they would like us to make a donation to.
“We’ve been fundraising pretty much since the group was set up.
“We started off as a small group singing at weddings, funerals and fundraising concerts, and it went from there.”
Having already raised a total of £25,750 since starting out, the 18-strong choir plans to keep up the good work by continuing its fundraising throughout 2014.
“We don’t spend money on advertising – because that is money that could be given to charity – so we rely on word of mouth,” Maureen added.