Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

Search
Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

VivaVoices concerts help to raise £1,670 for Children With Cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 08:43 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:19 20 December 2017

Emma Preston, whose daughter has leukaemia, with Graeme Hopson, leader of VivaVioices, and the cheque for £1,670 for Children With Cancer.

Emma Preston, whose daughter has leukaemia, with Graeme Hopson, leader of VivaVioices, and the cheque for £1,670 for Children With Cancer.

Archant

The VivaVoices community choirs have raised £1,670 for Children With Cancer following their Christmas concerts.

The Mayor of Stowmarket Dave Muller and his wife Lous with members of VivaVoices, at Stowmarket. The Mayor of Stowmarket Dave Muller and his wife Lous with members of VivaVoices, at Stowmarket.

They performed at the United Reformed Church, in Stowmarket; the Unitarian Meeting House, in Bury St Edmunds; Fairstead House School, in Newmarket; and Fairland United Reformed Church, in Wymondham; where they sang a mix of songs and carols from across the decades.

The Stowmarket concert, attended by mayor Dave Muller and wife Lois, featured a solo of “Lean On Me”, sung by choir member Emma Preston who dedicated the song to her four-year-old daughter Mia who has leukaemia.

Choir leader Graeme Hopson said: “We chose to raise money for Children With Cancer to help children like Mia who are diagnosed with leukaemia and cancer. I’m delighted we’ve raised so much for such a good cause and I’d like to thank all the choir members and everyone who supported our concerts.”

VivaVoices meets on Mondays, from 7.30pm to 9pm, at the United Reformed Church, in Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, with rehearsals starting on January 15.

Call 01284 700286 or visit www.vivavoices.com for more information.

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 15-year-old girl from Ipswich.

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

More than 1,000 homes in east Ipswich suffered a power cut following a fault on the electricity network this afternoon.

Could you give this abandoned rabbit a loving home?

An Ipswich man has avoided going straight to jail for selling counterfeit goods on Facebook.

A Suffolk woman living with a debilitating condition has spoken out about her “depressing” battle to keep her disability benefit – and her life-line car.

Authorities have been given permission to seize almost £117,000 from the bank account of an Ipswich mechanic found to have paid in £2.5million over the course of eight months.

If you have an odd £2.5m or so, you could make a bid for a hall with history. John Norman tells its story.

Cash and jewellery were stolen after burglars broke into a home in Brantham during the day.

An adorable huddle of penguin chicks have hatched at Colchester Zoo – and it won’t be long until you can visit them!

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24