Cirencester Choral Society's Christmas concert has raised more than £2,000 for The Churn Project in Cirencester.

The concert, which took place on December 17 in Cirencester Parish Church raised £2,240.

Chosen by the choral society to be the beneficiary of funds raised by the concert, after expenses, The Churn Project was also able to sell refreshments, hold a raffle and take a retiring collection, which all contributed to the overall total.

Community liaison and events coordinator at The Churn, Ailsa O’Connor, said: “We were thrilled to be chosen by Cirencester Choral Society to benefit from their wonderful Christmas concert, which was enjoyed by so many people, including Churn Project volunteers who helped during the evening.

"The sum reached was far more than we had hoped for and has made a major contribution to helping The Churn to continue working with individuals and families in and around Cirencester.

"We are so very grateful to everyone involved with the choir for supporting us in this way.”

Speaking on behalf of the Choral Society, marketing and communications co-ordinator Anne Rickard said: “Our Christmas concert is always popular and provides the Choral Society with an opportunity to support a deserving local charity.

"Our members admire the work done by The Churn Project and we are delighted that, through the support of our audience, we have, in turn, been able to provide the charity with much needed funds.”

Cirencester Choral Society’s next concert takes place in Cirencester Parish Church on Saturday, May 2.

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