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Town choir raises money for West Dorset Motor Neurone Disease Association
A WEYMOUTH choir has raised more than £800 for a West Dorset Motor Neurone Disease charity.
Dorset for Singing is a choir for everyone aged 14 and over that enjoys singing.
The group has singers of all ages and abilities and meets every Thursday at 6.30pm at All Saints School in Wyke Regis.
Every year the choir raises money for a particular good cause through its concerts and performances.
They recently donated the £876.88 they raised this year to West Dorset Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
Musical director Ed Hintze was friends with well-known talented local drummer Spencer Bates, who played with Balance of Power.
Spencer passed away in August 2011, aged 49, after battling motor neurone disease.
Spencer’s mum Mary Bates sings with the choir and said she wanted to give a big thank you to the choir from Spencer’s family and a thank you to West Dorset MNDA for all their hard work.
Mrs Bates said the choir sings everything including Abba and the Bee Gees.
The words are projected onto a board so singers don’t have to memorise them.
She said the choir was a great fun activity and encouraged people to come along and get involved.
She said: “The choir is great fun. Everyone is welcome to come along. If you like singing in the bath, come along and join us.
“It’s a great evening out.”
There are regularly between 70 and 100 singers at rehearsals but more men are needed.
The choir’s charity of the year is now Dorset-based Julia’s House.
To get involved simply turn up on a Thursday at 6.30pm at All Saints School or visit dorsetforsinging.co.uk for more information.
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