Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Concerts raise £1,500

A CONCERT in Sonning Common at the weekend raised £1,500 for local causes.

A CONCERT in Sonning Common at the weekend raised £1,500 for local causes.

Nottakwire, a community singing group, performed twice at the village hall in Wood Lane, with a repertoire of music from the Twenties to the Fifties.

About 120 people attended the show and were able to join in some songs.

Jeni Wood and Peter Dayton performed We’re a Couple of Swells, Cliffe Pryke sang Ol’ Man River and Susan Rusman performed Night and Day. For the finale, the group performed a Gershwin showcase.

Margaret Moola, who set up Nottakwire five years ago, directed the performance with Elaine Williams.

A raffle raised more than £400 and included prizes donated by Sonning Common Vauxhall, Brambles Floristry in Wood Lane, Daisy’s at the Dog in Peppard Common and the Sonning Common Fish Bar in Green Lane.

Home-made cakes and other refreshments were provided by the performers and helped to raise almost £250.

The group has now raised more than £13,000 for village causes since it was formed in 2010.

This year the beneficiaries are the Village Gardeners, Club SC, Sonning Common Magazine, the local First Responders group and Sonning Common lunch club.

Ms Moola said: “It was wonderful for the local community to get together and bring their friends along to enjoy singing. It was a very happy concert and well received by those I have spoken to.”

She thanked the performers for their hard work.

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