25 May 2011
The Rainham Ladies Choir, based in Medway Towns in Kent, is continuing to support Macmillan Cancer Support in 2011, its centenary year.
In December 2010, members of the choir sang carols in Hempstead Valley Shopping Center in Gillingham for the third year in a row, collecting enough money to fund a Macmillan nurse for a week.
The choir was founded in 1958 by Joan Bigwood, and currently has some 35 members from various walks of life, working under the directorship of Brian Skinner since 2000. Dedicated to helping others as much as they are to music, choir members have helped to raise many thousands of pounds for various charities, both local and national, over the years.
Liz O’Hanlon, Fundraising Manager for Kent said, 'We’re really grateful to the choir for supporting us over the past three years, and look forward to fundraising with them again in our centenary year.'
If you would like to join the choir, practice is on Monday evenings at Twydall Junior School in Romany Road Gillingham from 7.30 pm to 9.45 pm. The choir is a very friendly and sociable group of ladies ranging in age from teens upwards and new members are always welcome – if you are interested please come along on a practice night or ring 01634 373 132 for more information.
If you wish to keep up with the Choir’s progress and forthcoming events please log on to the website: www.rainhamladieschoir.org.uk.